( Stemilt Growers )

Wenatchee, Wash.-based Stemilt Growers is touting its apple and pear packaging options at the Produce Marketing Association’s virtual Fresh Summit.

“All of our bags are grab-and-go opportunities that help sell large volumes of apples and pears, Brianna Shales, senior marketing manager, said in a news release.

During the COVID-19 environment, bags are ideal for consumers, both for online orders and at retail stores.

Larger bag sizes fit the “stock-up” mindset since store trip frequency is down, according to the release.

Stemilt’s newest bag program, the Farm + Famous Tote Bag, displays instantly at retail and meets consumer demand for sustainable packaging according to the release. 

“Packaged apples made up 38% of the apple category dollars and 45% of apple volume in the latest Nielsen retail data set in the summer months,” Shales said in the release. 

In addition, Stemilt is promoting its Lil Snappers kid-size fruit, a line of conventional and organic apples and pears that is marketed to parents buying healthy snacks for their children. Stemilt also is promoting its 4- and 5-pound bag options for the Rushing Rivers pear label.


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