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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Arctic® apples preview launch at Fresh Summit 2017

Every year, one of the events the Arctic® apples team anticipates most is the preeminent produce industry event of the year – Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit Convention & Expo – and this year was no exception! With our first nonbrowning variety, Arctic® Goldens, hitting stores in early November as fresh slices, the timing for this show couldn’t be better. We handed out hundreds of delicious apple slices to attendees, participated in the Fresh Ideas Showcase, showed off the packaging Arctic® Goldens will first hit stores in, and previewed our next variety projected to hit stores – Arctic® Granny! That’s far
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Recapping a “smooth(ie)” Fresh Summit

Arctic® apple smoothies were a big hit at this year’s PMA Fresh Summit, and a packed trade show floor and excellent educational sessions showed why it’s the produce industry’s premier event. We were pretty hyped up for this year’s Fresh Summit since it’s the first time we’ve ever exhibited there, and the experience did not disappoint! Educational sessions emphasized causes we strongly believe in, such as reducing food waste in the produce industry and making fruits and veggies more accessible and appealing to children. The importance of embracing disruptive, innovative technology was also a consistent theme. Keynote speaker Mike Walsh
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