FirstFruits Marketing Unveils New Partnership With Stadelman Fruit; Chuck Zeutenhorst and Troy Elliott Comment
YAKIMA, WA - With its successful proprietary Opal Apple variety as an anchor, FirstFruits Marketing is setting out to inspire more portfolio growth across its other commodity categories. As part of the voyage, the purveyor has brought Stadelman Fruit aboard as its partner for pear growing and distribution.
“We are excited to add Stadelman Fruit as a partner,” said Chuck Zeutenhorst, President of FirstFruits Marketing. “This relationship will help us expand our already extensive fulfillment ability and continue to position us as a leader of the apple, pear, and cherry categories.”
This new partnership officially kicked off on January 4, 2022, and shipping of Stadelman’s fruit began on January 10, 2022, according to a release. As part of the collaboration, Stadelman Fruit will coordinate with FirstFruits Marketing to meet the needs of its retail partners, providing greater supply to support demand.
Stadelman Fruit boasts over 100 years of operation and more than 70 years of experience shipping pears in both domestic and international markets, proving the company to be a formidable ally for FirstFruits. Together, the pair will expand on the robust line of apples that FirstFruits Marketing offers, including its popular Opal variety known for its crisp, sweet, and naturally non-browning characteristics.
“Our experience combined with FirstFruits’s strong retailer relationships will make for a robust partnership,” added Troy Elliott, Vice President for Stadelman Fruit. “Everyone at Stadelman was enthusiastically preparing for January 10.”
Having set sail toward new expansion horizons, how will this new partnership inspire greater growth for FirstFruits? As always, AndNowUKnow will bring you the answers.