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David Scarlet
KVAT Food Stores - Knoxville, TN

Pear Bureau Northwest Announces Winners in 2015 Display Contest

Jun-15-15

Pear Bureau Northwest Presented Awards to 39 Retail Produce Personnel from Across the U.S. and Canada  Portland, Ore. (June 15, 2015) – Pear Bureau Northwest is pleased to announce the 39 winners of its second annual “Pear Up with USA Pears” display contest.  The contest invited all retailers from across the U.S. and Canada to build an eye-catching display that features Green Anjou, Red Anjou, and Bosc pears at minimum, with inclusion of other varieties of USA Pears encouraged. To qualify for the contest, the display was required to be maintained for at least one week during the January –

Northwest Fresh Pear Growing Regions

2015 Season Estimate for Northwest Fresh Pear Crop

Jun-12-15

PORTLAND, Ore. (June 9, 2015) – The annual meeting of Northwest pear growers was conducted last week in Portland, with anticipated projections on the 2015 fresh pear harvest set at nearly 20.4 million standard box equivalents which equates to approximately 451,000 tons of fresh pears.  The projection is 2% higher than the five-year average, and 2% lower than last year’s crop. The estimate was collected from fresh pear growers in Wenatchee and Yakima, Washington and Mid-Columbia and Medford, Oregon growing districts. With relatively mild winter and warm spring conditions in the regions, harvest is expected to be five to seven

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USA Pears Wins First Place for Customer Engagement Event at NAMA

Apr-20-15

Pear Bureau Northwest Announces Winners in 2014 “Pear Up with USA Pears” Display ContestAwards presented to 40 retail produce personnel from across the US and Canada

Bartlett Bin

New Research Investigates Potential Probiotic Benefits of a Pear-Enriched Diet

Mar-31-15

Pear Bureau Northwest Promotes Bob Koehler to Lead Regional Marketing ManagerIndustry veteran to develop national marketing strategies

Crostini with Feta and Pear Strawberry Salsa

Pear Bureau Northwest Awarded 2014 Specialty Crop Block Grant

Dec-03-14

Pear Bureau Northwest Promotes Bob Koehler to Lead Regional Marketing ManagerIndustry veteran to develop national marketing strategies

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2014 Revised Crop Estimate Released

Aug-21-14

2014 Revised Crop Estimate ReleasedNorthwest pear growers forecast a larger sized crop from Washington and Oregon than originally anticipated

2014 Northwest Pear Crop Estimates Released

Jun-05-14

2014 Northwest Pear Crop Estimates ReleasedNorthwest pear growers forecast a full-size crop from Washington and Oregon

Fresh Pear Consumption Associated with Better Diet Quality and Lower Risk of Obesity

May-06-14

Fresh Pear Consumption Associated with Better Diet Quality and Lower Risk of ObesityWhen compared with non-consumers, fresh pear consumers have a better nutrition profile

Pear Bureau Names Winner in Canadian National Culinary Student Competition

Apr-10-14

Pear Bureau Names Winner in Canadian National Culinary Student CompetitionNew Brunswick student earns highest marks

Introducing the Pear Up with USA Pears Display Contest

Jan-14-14

Introducing the Pear Up with USA Pears Display ContestGrocers of all sizes have a chance to win $11,250 in prizes

Ingles Named 2013 Pear Retailer of the Year

Oct-02-13

Ingles Named 2013 Pear Retailer of the YearNorthwest pear growers forecast a full-size crop from Washington and Oregon

Estimate for 2013 Northwest Pear Crop Released

Jun-05-13

Estimate for 2013 Northwest Pear Crop ReleasedNorthwest pear growers forecast a full-size crop from Washington and Oregon

Regional Finalists Named in Canadian Culinary Competition

Mar-28-13

Regional Finalists Named in Canadian Culinary CompetitionFive culinary students will face off in Toronto on April 16 for the National Grand Prize

USA Pears Gain Access to China

Jan-28-13

USA Pears Gain Access to ChinaChina expected to emerge as top export market

Introducing Pear World

Jan-21-13

Introducing Pear WorldPlayful new pear-themed website will educate and engage children

Pear Bureau Northwest Awarded 2012 Specialty Crop Block Grant

Oct-18-12

Pear Bureau Northwest Awarded 2012 Specialty Crop Block GrantWSDA approves $75,000 grant project

Northwest Fresh Pear Industry Forecasts Size of 2012 Harvest

Jun-06-12

Northwest Fresh Pear Industry Forecasts Size of 2012 HarvestGood-sized crop of excellent quality expected from Washington and Oregon

Pear Bureau Northwest Promotes Bob Koehler to Lead Regional Marketing Manager

May-24-12

Pear Bureau Northwest Promotes Bob Koehler to Lead Regional Marketing ManagerIndustry veteran to develop national marketing strategies

USA Pears Names Grand Prize Winner in Canadian Culinary Student Recipe Competition

Apr-23-12

USA Pears Names Grand Prize Winner in Canadian Culinary Student Recipe CompetitionStudent from BC wins top honors

This Holiday Season, The Time is Ripe for Pears

Nov-08-11

This Holiday Season, The Time is Ripe for PearsNational Pear Month celebrates the versatility of pears

Fulfill MyPlate Guidelines with USA Pears

Sep-29-11

Fulfill MyPlate Guidelines with USA PearsIns-pear-ation to meet MyPlate guidelines

White Fleshed Fruits and Vegetables Lower Stroke Risk

Sep-19-11

White Fleshed Fruits and Vegetables Lower Stroke RiskA pear a day could keep strokes away

Pear Bureau Helps Lead MyPlate Promotion Efforts

May-16-11

Pear Bureau Helps Lead MyPlate Promotion EffortsPear Bureau named USDA National Strategic Partner

Kevin Moffitt Appointed to Lead World Apple and Pear Association

Feb-17-11

Kevin Moffitt Appointed to Lead World Apple and Pear AssociationMoffitt steps in for two-year term

Pear Bureau and Schoolmenu.com Share School Nutrition Information

Feb-02-11

Pear Bureau and Schoolmenu.com Share School Nutrition InformationPear Bureau Northwest promotes child nutrition with Schoolmenu.com

Pear Bureau Northwest Releases Fresh Pear Crop Estimates for 2010-2011 Season

Jun-18-10

Pear Bureau Northwest Releases Fresh Pear Crop Estimates for 2010-2011 SeasonThe forthcoming pear harvest’s yield is estimated to be in line with five-year average

USA Pears Names Winner of Nationwide Culinary Student Contest

Apr-02-10

USA Pears Names Winner of Nationwide Culinary Student ContestThree student finalists dished up their pear recipes for judges at Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Portland, Ore.

Kevin Moffitt Appointed Chairman of US Agricultural Export Development Council

Dec-09-09

Kevin Moffitt Appointed Chairman of US Agricultural Export Development CouncilPear Bureau Northwest President and CEO will bridge communication between organization members and government decision-makers

USA Pears Gives Fans a Chance to Meet Pop Band Honor Society in Hollywood

Sep-07-09

USA Pears Gives Fans a Chance to Meet Pop Band Honor Society in HollywoodExciting partnership offers fans an opportunity to win a trip for four to Hollywood to meet Honor Society!

Northwest Fresh Pear Crop Estimates Released for 2009 Season

Jun-24-09

Northwest Fresh Pear Crop Estimates Released for 2009 SeasonInitial Estimates Point to Above Average-Sized Crop from Oregon and Washington

Pear Bureau Northwest President Named Produce Industry Top 25 Leader

Apr-09-09

Pear Bureau Northwest President Named Produce Industry Top 25 LeaderProduce industry trade publication “The Packer” honors Kevin Moffitt for exceptional leadership