Concepts and New Balance Partner to launch “Low Hanging Fruit” Footwear & Apparel Collection Honoring the Kiwi and Frieda Rapoport Caplan

November 9, 2021 Frieda’s Specialty Produce

This month, lifestyle retailer and design company Concepts International—famous for collaborating with manufacturers including New Balance, Nike and Adidas—has taken this unassuming fruit as the inspiration behind its latest collaboration with New Balance footwear. The New Balance 992 “Low Hanging Fruit” sneaker honors Dr. Frieda Caplan, the “Kiwi Queen,” and injects her spirit into popular culture.

United Fresh Names 2021 Caplan Family Business Scholarship Winners

The Frieda Rapoport Caplan Family Business Scholarship Program was founded in 2001 by sisters Karen Caplan and Jackie Caplan Wiggins, in honor of their mother, Frieda Rapoport Caplan. The program provides the opportunity for representatives from family-owned, United Fresh member businesses to attend the United Fresh Washington Conference.

2021 Frieda Rapoport Caplan Family Business Scholarship Application Period Open

United Fresh Produce Association is pleased to announce that the application period for the 2021 Frieda Rapoport Caplan Family Business Scholarship is now open.

Frieda Rapoport Caplan’s Industry Legacy is Sealed with Women’s Fresh Perspectives Conference Scholarship

The scholarship, named after the late, industry legend, Frieda Rapoport Caplan, is the product of a generous gift from Frieda’s daughters, Karen Caplan and Jackie Caplan Wiggins.

Simon & Schuster Publishes Book Honoring Frieda Caplan

Authored by Mara Rockliff and illustrated by Giselle Potter, the book celebrates the incredible life of Frieda Caplan—the produce pioneer who forever changed the way Americans eat by introducing a whole new world of delicious foods to the United States—from baby carrots to blood oranges and, of course, kiwis!