Putting the tech in biotech

By now you may be quite familiar with the nonbrowning trait in Arctic® apples, and hopefully have had the chance to taste the orchard-freshness of our apples for yourself. The biotechnology behind our apples benefits the entire supply chain and helps ensure fewer apples are wasted and more apples get tasted. What you may not realize, however, is the technology that goes into growing Arctic apples. Okanagan Specialty Fruits® is a vertically integrated company. As proud as we are of the science behind our apples, we are equally proud of our state-of-the-art orchards and the care that goes into growing
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We’re Growing: Production Scheduling Coordinator

Okanagan Specialty Fruits Inc. (www.okspecialtyfruits.com) is a dynamic agriculture biotechnology company based in Summerland, BC, Canada that specializes in the development and market introduction of novel tree fruit varieties. This position supports our constantly expanding range of activities, including the commercialization of our non-browning Arctic® apple varieties (www.arcticapples.com) in both the US and Canada. Job Description The Production Scheduling Coordinator is a professional, self-motivated individual that will be responsible for scheduling Arctic® apple processing, packing, and inventory control of raw product, finished product, and packaging materials. Additionally, the successful candidate will be responsible for producing reports to track inventory against
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Fresh Arctic® Apple Slices – Launching into Foodservice Markets This Fall

Summerland, B.C., Canada – Okanagan Specialty Fruits Inc. (OSF) introduced nonbrowning Arctic® apple fresh slices to a receptive foodservice industry at the Produce Marketing Association’s (PMA) recent Foodservice Show in Monterey, California. “It was exciting for us to exhibit at the PMA Foodservice show for the first time and to give attendees the opportunity to experience the orchard freshness of Arctic® Golden fresh slices,” said J.F. Gamelin, Director of Sales for OSF. “Arctic® apples’ nonbrowning trait offers a key benefit to the food service industry – including less prep, less waste and better taste.” Developed through bioengineering, Arctic® apples fresh slices
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We’re Growing: Bookkeeper

MISSION STATEMENT Leading the market with Arctic® branded fruit products that consistently deliver exceptional eating experience to consumers through transparent stakeholder outreach, communication, and innovative science. Position:         Bookkeeper Location:        Summerland Reports to:     Director of Finance, Accounting and Administration Status:            Full-time   Job Description Okanagan Specialty Fruits Inc. (OSF) is a dynamic agriculture biotechnology company based in Summerland, BC, Canada that specializes in the development and market introduction of novel tree fruit varieties. This position is responsible for supporting the accounting department within the OSF spectrum of operations to support OSF’s constantly expanding range of activities, including
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We’re Growing: Stakeholder and Industry Relations Specialist

 Position:         Stakeholder and Industry Relations Specialist   Location:        TBD   Reports to:     Manager, Industry Relations and Education   Status:            Full-Time     MISSION STATEMENT Leading the market with Arctic® branded fruit products that consistently deliver exceptional eating experience to consumers through transparent stakeholder outreach, communication, and innovative science. Okanagan Specialty Fruits Inc. (www.okspecialtyfruits.com) is a dynamic agriculture biotechnology company based in Summerland, BC, Canada that specializes in the development and market introduction of novel tree fruit varieties. This position supports our constantly expanding range of activities, including the commercialization of our nonbrowning Arctic® apple varieties (www.arcticapples.com) in both the US
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We’re Growing: Information Systems/Technology Manager

Position: Information Systems/Technology Manager Location: Summerland, B.C. Department: Administration Reports to: Andrew Hofer, Director of Finance, Accounting and Administration Status: Full Time   MISSION STATEMENT Leading the market with Arctic® branded fruit products that consistently deliver exceptional eating experience to consumers through transparent stakeholder outreach, communication and innovative science.   Okanagan Specialty Fruits Inc. (www.okspecialtyfruits.com) is a dynamic agriculture biotechnology company based in Summerland, BC, Canada that specializes in the development and market introduction of novel tree fruit varieties. This position, responsible for supporting, developing, implementing and managing all information systems and technology used within the OSF spectrum of operations,
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Successful launch for new Arctic ApBitz™ dried apple snacks

Summerland, B.C., Canada – To say Okanagan Specialty Fruits Inc.’s (OSF) latest product has been extremely well received might just be an understatement. Following their debut to U.S. consumers this March on Amazon.com, Arctic ApBitz™ dried apples quickly became the number one new release in both the snack and dried fruit categories. The dried apples have been designated as an “Amazon’s Choice” product thanks to their rave reviews and highest rating in Amazon.com’s dried apple category. ApBitz™ dried apples are made 100% from Arctic® Golden apples – the first Arctic® apple variety that doesn’t brown when bitten, sliced, or bruised –
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We’re Hiring: Director of Sales

  Title:              Director of Sales Location:       Summerland, BC Reports to:    Vice President Status:            Full-Time   Okanagan Specialty Fruits Inc. is a dynamic company based in Summerland, BC, Canada that harnesses molecular breeding and biotechnology to develop new tree fruits that benefit consumers and producers alike. This position supports our constantly expanding range of activities, including commercialization of our nonbrowning Arctic® apples in both the US and Canada.   MISSION STATEMENT Leading the market with Arctic® branded fruit products that consistently deliver exceptional eating experience to consumers through transparent stakeholder outreach, communication and innovative science.   POSITION SUMMARY The
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Okanagan Specialty Fruits Inc. Appoints Vice President

Summerland, B.C., Canada – Okanagan Specialty Fruits Inc. (OSF), the developer of nonbrowning Arctic® apple varieties, announced the promotion of Jenn Armen to Vice President. Armen has been with OSF since 2010 in a multitude of capacities and has been overseeing business development and marketing activities for the company. “As OSF continues to grow at a rapid pace we felt it was necessary to expand the executive team, and Jenn has certainly proven herself to be an integral part of our company over the years,” states Neal Carter, President and Founder of OSF. “It’s extremely exciting to see the company grow
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