A black pickup truck emerged from the dawn fog on a chilly December morning, pulling into the hotel driveway in upstate New York. In the driver’s seat was Jim Allen, vice president marketing at New York Apple Sales.
Santa Barbara,Calif.-based Apeel Sciences has announced $250 million in new financing, and endorsements from Oprah Winfrey and Katy Perry.
The financial boosts brings the company’s valuation to more than $1 billion.
The U.S. Apple Association, the Northwest Horticultural Council and other organizations have asked Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue to consider the needs of tree fruit growers when allocating funds from the CARES Act.
The United Fresh Start Foundation has started a new program to increase access to fresh produce for children and families, while creating opportunities for foodservice distributors during the COVID-19 crisis.