Oppy Discusses Winter Program Transition for Apples and Pears; James Milne and Stephen Sanders Comment
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA - Oppy is bringing fresh apple and pear supplies straight from the Southern Hemisphere. As the provider prepares for a smooth transition from its winter program, it will support the fresh produce market with new availability from some of the most sought-after growing regions.
“Our key priority is transitioning at precisely the right moment. We’re honored to be the fresh apple provider with year-round availability that our customers can depend on when they need it, and know they’re receiving the best the market has to offer,” said Senior Vice President of Categories and Marketing James Milne. “This season is setting up to be an absolute stunner with a magical-eating crop.”
A wide range of pears will arrive from Argentina in the coming weeks, followed by Asian pears from Chile. Taylor’s Gold grown in New Zealand will follow, joined by Ambrosia, Braeburn, Smitten, Royal Gala, Fuji, Granny Smith, Pink Lady, and Envy™, JAZZ™, and Pacific Rose™ apples through the spring. A press release stated that Oppy expects a seamless transition between domestic and import growing seasons.
Oppy is working closely with Auckland, New Zealand-based grower partner T&G Global on shipping programs that shield against supply chain issues by employing charter vessels and strategically selecting East and West Coast shipping points of entry.
“There are so many opportunities, in this year even more than others,” shared Sales Representative Stephen Sanders, an apple lead in Oppy’s Eastern United States region. “We’re excited to further amplify Oppy’s already diverse category and help retailers drive sales with the best in flavor, crunch, and eating experience through the months ahead.”
Shipper units, posters, recipe cards, tote bags, digital and social content, and more are available to support your programs.
Be prepared to wow shoppers with the quality and abundance that comes with this upcoming season.