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  1. Stemilt offers organic Apple Lover bagsRead the original story

    10 hrs ago | Packer

    Stemilt Growers is adding four organic apple varieties to its line of 5-pound Apple Lover pouch bags. Stemilt Growers is expanding its Apple Lover 5-pound pouch bag program to include several organic varieties under its Artisan Organics label.

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  2. Multi-variety ads, bagged promos spark apple salesRead the original story

    Monday Jan 8 | Packer

    While Honeycrisp sales are up compared with a year ago, other major variety categories lagged in November, according to retail data. Wenatchee, Wash.-based Stemilt Growers' latest Fruit Tracker Fast Facts video analysis of Nielsen retail scan data for the total U.S. reveals the apple category was down more than 7% in volume and value in November compared with November 2016.

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  3. More marketers invest in digitalRead the original story

    Tuesday Jan 2 | Packer

    Apple marketers say they're just beginning to see the marketing boost that social media offers, whether it's interactive communication with consumers, sharing recipe ideas or linking apples to community events and promotions. "For us, what's working is consumer engagement and getting the fans of our apples ready for them before they hit the market and getting them engaged," said Mark Russell, grower, vice chairman of the board and chairman of the marketing committee with Crunch Time Apple Growers, Wolcott, N.Y. Crunch Time does that through apple-centric promotions or co-promotions with other produce items or non-produce goods, he said.

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  4. Stemilt pushes Pink Lady for Valentine's promosRead the original story

    Wednesday Dec 27 | Packer

    Wenatchee, Wash.-based Stemilt Growers is urging retailers to get a jump on promo planning for 2018 by featuring Pink Lady apples for Valentine's Day and as the apple of the month in February. "February, but specifically Valentine's Day, is the best time for Pink Lady apple promotions," Brianna Shales, Stemilt communications manager, said in a news release.

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  5. Koru kicks off first U.S. seasonRead the original story

    Dec 14, 2017 | Packer

    Jim Allen, vice president of marketing for Glenmont-based New York Apple Sales, which handles New York-grown Korus, said in a news release that the state's early harvest allowed apples to enter the market in October, minimizing gaps with the New Zealand deal. Wenatchee, Wash.-based Oneonta Starr Ranch Growers and Chelan, Wash.-based Chelan Fresh, which market Washington Korus, started harvesting in early November, according to the release.

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  6. Promotions should help apple category play catch upRead the original story

    Dec 7, 2017 | Packer

    Good supply of both organic and conventional apples in Washington state will help retailers recover from a slow start to the apple marketing season. Steve Lutz, senior strategist for CMI Orchards, Wenatchee, Wash., said some retailers were puzzled why apple category performance is down from a year ago.

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  7. Honeycrisp sales spark early season resultsRead the original story

    Dec 6, 2017 | Packer

    A later harvest in Washington delayed promotion of some apple varieties in October, but crowd favorite Honeycrisp shined bright in Nielsen retail scan data. "Though we are lagging on performance from October 2016, when apples harvested in Washington state earlier than ever before, apples were retailing at higher prices year-over-year, led by higher volumes of the high priced Honeycrisp apple," Brianna Shales, Stemilt Growers communications manager, said in a news release.

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  8. Oneonta's Juici takes offRead the original story

    Dec 4, 2017 | Packer

    Oneonta Starr Ranch Growers' Juici apple is enjoying brisk holiday demand in more than 3,000 stores, and the company expects to add another 740 retail carriers in January. Bruce Turner, national marketing representative for the Wenatchee, Wash.-based company, said consumer feedback from in-store sampling has been positive.

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  9. Stemilt promotes Lil Snappers organic pearsRead the original story

    Nov 30, 2017 | Packer

    As the holiday season gets underway in earnest, Stemilt Growers is encouraging retailers to promote its Lil Snappers Artisan Organics pears. "The holiday season is a great time to promote organic pears as it is a time of celebration," Brianna Shales, communications manager at Stemilt, said in a news release.

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  10. Growers expect good season for Kiku cropRead the original story

    Nov 29, 2017 | Packer

    Wenatchee, Wash.-based CMI Orchards projects a 49% jump in volume, according to a news release. Gardners, Penn.-based Rice Fruit Co.

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  11. Start of cherry season highly anticipated by retailers, consumersRead the original story

    Nov 21, 2017 | Packer

    Suppliers can hardly contain their enthusiasm when you talk to them about the arrival of California cherries at retail each spring. "There's going to be a lot of excitement when the California crop begins because consumers haven't seen cherries in several months," said David Nelley, vice president of categories for The Oppenheimer Group, Vancouver, British Colombia.

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  12. Industry companies dish on what they have planned for PMA Fresh SummitRead the original story

    Nov 17, 2017 | Packer

    The 2016 Fresh Summit Convention & Expo will be the largest ever, spanning more than 300,000 net square feet and drawing more than 20,000 attendees. Among those are veteran companies that have exhibited at Fresh Summit for years and young businesses showing their products at the expo for the first time.

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  13. SweeTango cracks top 10 in September sales volumeRead the original story

    Nov 17, 2017 | Packer

    SweeTango continues to gain popularity, the only club variety to rank among the top 10 apples at retail in September. Nielsen scan data show that SweeTango volume sales are up 9.3% and dollar sales are up 13.3% from 2016, according to a news release from marketing firm Fiction Tribe.

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  14. Oneonta looks back on successful cherry seasonRead the original story

    Nov 17, 2017 | Packer

    Planning to end its 2016 cherry season on Aug. 15, Oneonta Starr Ranch Growers says the season has surpassed its highest expectations. The season ends for Wenatchee-Wash.-based Oneonta Starr Ranch Growers with harvest from Halverson Ranch, the company's highest elevation cherries, at 3,400 feet, said marketing director Scott Marboe in a release.

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  15. CMI revs up Daisy Girl organic applesRead the original story

    Nov 16, 2017 | Packer

    Wenatchee, Wash.-based CMI Orchards is getting another season of its Daisy Girl Organics apples underway, with production expected to be up 15%. "We have a number of Daisy Girl orchards just coming into production," George Harter, vice president of marketing for CMI, said in a news release.

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  16. Stemilt's food safety manager given service awardRead the original story

    Nov 16, 2017 | Packer

    Eva Lauve, food safety and scheduling manager for Wenatchee, Wash.-based Stemilt Growers LLC, was honored for her service and expertise in food safety. Lauve received the Safe Quality Food Institute's Distinguished Service Award during the organization's international conference in Dallas, according to a news release.

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  17. Stemilt quizzes consumers on applesRead the original story

    Nov 16, 2017 | Packer

    Wenatchee, Wash.-based Stemilt Growers has created an apple quiz for consumers to promote the launch of its new variety, Rave. Those who take the quiz will be entered to win one of the first shipments of Rave, according to the company.

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  18. Oneonta to increase organic productionRead the original story

    Nov 14, 2017 | Packer

    The Wenatchee, Wash.-based company plans to transition more acreage in the next three years, including Honeycrisp and Pink Lady as well as gala, fuji and granny smith, according to a news release. "Organic growth has moved away from only specialty stores to large retailers like Wal-Mart and Kroger," Shammo said in the release.

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  19. Washington cherry crop set to be largest everRead the original story

    Nov 14, 2017 | Packer

    B.J. Thurlby, president of Yakima-based Northwest Cherry Growers, said his personal estimate is that the industry will ship 26 million-27 million 20-pound boxes. "The shipments have been amazing," Thurlby said July 26, adding that the industry has averaged 530,000 boxes per day for the previous 30 days.

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  20. Stay warm during winter with Pi ata applesRead the original story

    Nov 14, 2017 | Packer

    To bring warmth and sales to the produce department during the holidays, Stemilt Growers LLC suggests retailers promote the company's Pinata apples. "Pinata promotions now through Cinco de Mayo are essential in pushing high volumes and earning dollars," Roger Pepperl, marketing director, said in a news release.

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