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   Stemilt & Peirone Produce Announce 2nd Annual Apple Cup Winners
by Stemilt Growers
Posted: Monday, December 18, 2017 at 9:07AM EST

WENATCHEE, Wash. – For the second straight year, Peirone Produce and its partner retailers located in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana teamed up for an Apple Cup competition. Unlike the annual football game between University of Washington and Washington State University where the most points win, this Apple Cup was focused on the biggest increase of actual apple sales, both at the retail level and within Peirone internal sales.

Sponsored by Stemilt and held throughout the month of October, the two winners and 6 runner-ups were named last week at Peirone offices in Spokane, Wash. Cloninger’s Harvest produce manager, Amanda Robnett, and owners Jerry and Betty Cloninger, traveled from Kamiah, ID to take home the grand prize for the Retail category. They received the official Apple Cup trophy along with a Yeti cooler. For the Sales category, Angie McInnis of Peirone Produce took home the trophy and Yeti cooler.

The runner-ups for the Retail category and winners of a Kindle Fire were:

  • Barney’s Harvest Foods in Orofino, ID
  • St. Marie’s Harvest Foods in St. Maries, ID
  • Glenwood IGA in Orofino, ID

Runner-ups in the Sales category and winners of a Kindle Fire were: Jim Smith, Ken Brown, and Larry Gilbert.

Peirone President Mike Kamphaus and Stemilt Marketing Director Roger Pepperl delivered the awards. Pepperl said the Peirone Apple Cup contest was a “huge success and smart of Peirone and its partner retailers to use friendly competition as a way to ignite apple sales of both bulk apples and Stemilt’s Lil Snappers® kid-size 3lb. apple program across the Northwest during October National Apple Month celebrations.”

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PHOTO CAPTION - Stemilt and Peirone crown the 2nd Annual Apple Cup Trophy Winners in Spokane, Wash. Pictured are: Peirone’s Ken Brown, Larry Gilbert, Angie McInnis, Jim Smith, Stemilt’s Roger Pepperl, Cloninger Harvest’s Amanda Robnet, Peirone’s Mike Kamphaus, Marty Bacon, Cloninger Harvest’s Betty Cloninger, Jerry Cloninger, and Peirone’s Jon Sams.

Source: Stemilt Growers


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