WAPA Releases April’s Apple and Pear Stock Figures

The figures show that in Europe apple stocks increased by 13.1% compared to 2021 to reach 2,180,415 T, while pear stocks decreased by 24.6% to 206,181 T. In the USA, apple stocks as of 1 April 2022 stood at 1,014,826 T (+4% compared to 2021), while pear stocks reached 73,215 T (45.6% above 2021).

Morning Kiss Organic Welcomes Imported Pear Season

March 29, 2022 Morning Kiss Organic

Morning Kiss Organic is kicking off imported pear season, working with partners in Argentina to provide the highest quality fruit. Import season runs from March thru June, and seasonal varieties that will be offered include Packham, D’Anjou, Bartlett.

CMI Orchards Achieves EFI Certification on Apples, Cherries and Pears

March 29, 2022 Equitable Food Initiative

Equitable Food Initiative, the workforce development and certification organization that partners with growers, farmworkers, retailers and consumer advocacy groups, recently announced that CMI Orchards had achieved its first EFI certification.

Save Foods Reduces Pear Loss by 60% and Adds Biggest Israeli Packer, Rafkor Ltd., as Commercial Customer

March 28, 2022 Save Foods

Save Foods announced pilot results that show Save Foods’ treatment reduces pear loss by 60%. This announcement follows a recently completed two-season trial with Israeli packer, Rafkor Ltd., who has now become a commercial customer of Save Foods.

Relief on the way for the Apple Category

March 16, 2022 Honeybear Brands

This year’s domestic apple crop experienced a challenging growing season including early frost, summer drought, and excessive heat during harvest, putting a strain on both quality and total production. Domestic supply issues combined with unprecedented freight challenges has resulted in spiking prices for nearly all produce commodities. The Southern Hemisphere apple and pear crop will offer retailers relief in their supply chain. Honeybear, the leading importer of apples from the Southern Hemisphere, has key varieties arriving on both coasts, providing retailers with promotable volumes and the freshest flavor apples consumers expect.