Pears

Pear Bureau Northwest names Harris Teeter Retailer of the Year

Pear Bureau Northwest (PBNW) presented the award for 2019 Pear Retailer of the Year to Harris Teeter. Presented on the show floor of the 2019 PMA Fresh Summit, the award is based upon tactics devoted to... more »

Compac, BBC Technologies show off high-tech fruit sorters

A trio of sorting technologies are new at PMA Fresh Summit this year. Compac’s new UltraView inspection module maximizes Spectrim’s grading performance, according to a press release from TOMRA, and BBC Technologies introduces LUCAi software,... more »

Rainier Fruit starts holiday giving for ‘Pears for Pairs’

Rainier Fruit recently announced a second year of its holiday charity program, Pears for Pairs, which buys socks for the homeless. The campaign launches in stores in September. Rainier will contribute a portion of the... more »

Arrigoni screens promote safe production of apples and pears

Globally, the annual production of apples is around 80 million tons (source: WAPA). The pear instead exceeds 23 million tons (source: FAO). Together, these two fruits represent one of the most produced and consumed fruit... more »

Gripple designs cable joiner for fruit growers

A joining and suspension solutions manufacturer, Gripple, has launched a new agricultural innovation with the introduction of a new joiner, specifically designed for the U.S. fruit growers. The Gripple GP90 has been in development for... more »

Fruit brands to be presented at Asia Fruit Logistica

Dazzle, Jazz and Envy apples will be among some of the biggest brands promoted at the Asia Fruit Logistica expo, which runs Sept. 4-6 in Hong Kong with exhibitors from some 42 different countries. BayWa... more »

Ontario fruit growers get $475,000 for research

Canadian officials recently promised an investment of up to $476,908 for the Ontario Tender Fruit Growers and Fresh Grape Growers to improve fruit quality and availability of tender fruit and fresh grape varieties for consumers.... more »

USDA to purchase canned pears

The USDA Aug. 15 announced plans to purchase Canned Pear Products for distribution to various food nutrition assistance programs. Purchases will be made under the authority of Section 32 of the Act of August 24,... more »

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