Pear Bureau Northwest has announced winners of its first “Pear Up with USA Pears” retail display contest.

Winners were named in several categories based on store size, according to a news release from the Milwaukie, Ore.-based bureau.

In the 1-5 cash registers category, Shiela Burt of Mike’s Food Center in St. Charles, Minn., won first place.

In the 6-9 registers category, Michael Callahan of McKinleyville, Calif.-based Ray’s Food Place and Eric Dodge of Hy-Vee in Waterloo, Iowa, tied for first place.

In the 10-or-more registers category, Dan Atkinson of Hy-Vee in Iowa City, Iowa, won first place.

First-place winners won $1,000, second-place winners $750, third-place winners $500 and honorable mentions $150.

To participate, retailers had to include at least green anjous, red anjous and boscs in their displays. Displays had to run for at least a week in February or March.

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