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.
For lists of other winners, photos of winning displays or other information, visit www.usapears.org/displaycontest.aspx.