Apeel Sciences Builds Supplier Network; Creates Year-Round Supply of Avocados, Limes, Asparagus, and Apples
- by Jordan Okumura
SANTA BARBARA, CA - With a value proposition of tapping into its plant-derived technology to deliver longer-lasting freshness and less waste on retail shelves, Apeel Sciences has revealed its family of supplier partnerships. With these collaborations, Apeel will be able to achieve its goal of bringing a consistent year-round supply of avocados, limes, asparagus, and apples to the produce department spread.
“Apeel’s supplier network allows us to connect with retailers and other companies who look to technology for solutions that deliver superior products, increase profits, and reduce our environmental footprint,” Gordon Robertson, Chief Revenue Officer, shared. “We’re proud and honored to stand with this incredible network of industry leaders who are shaping the future of food.”
Apeel’s supplier network partners include:
- Avocados: Del Monte, Eco Farms, Del Rey, The Horton Fruit Company, RV Aguacates
- Asparagus: Alpine Fresh, Beta, Farm Direct Supply, La Venta
- Limes: SiCar Farms, Organic Apples, Olympic/Sage Fruit
Building on the already stellar success of the company’s program with avocados, Apeel’s expansion into the asparagus, lime, and apple categories brings more value to retailers across the U.S.—just ask retailer’s with Apeel avocado programs like that of Kroger and Harps. You might find a testimonial worth considering.
Apeel’s technology demonstrates a greater than 50 percent reduction in food waste at the retail level. The company provides its strategic suppliers with access to the company’s deep expertise in science and technology, sophisticated data about shelf-life extension, and a host of future supply chain solutions and in-store brand activations, according to a press release.
Looking to become a produce supplier in the Apeel network or are you a retailer interested in a few more deets? Check out this business form for more access.
So, what is the industry saying about the Apeel program? Here are a few words to satiate your curiousity:
“Together, we have taken the idea of eliminating food waste and collectively engineered a comprehensive program that delivers on that mission, every day, while enhancing the consumer experience when it comes to enjoying ripe avocados,” said Mike Wise, President, The Horton Fruit Company. “We look forward to being a part of this evolution and providing shoppers with even more choices of fresh, Apeel treated produce, in the future.”
“The ability to extend shelf life with Apeel is an incredible value-add that we see,” said Walter Yager, CEO, Alpine Fresh. “In addition to bringing dollars and value per box for us and our retail customers, Apeel will allow us to provide a better product for our consumers.”
“The Sage Fruit/Olympic Fruit team is honored to collaborate and work directly with Apeel Sciences,” said Chuck Sinks, President of Sales and Marketing, Sage Fruit Company. “When two companies can work together at this level to provide the consumer with a great product, we feel that everyone wins. This amazing product has the potential to extend the shelf life of produce, ultimately benefiting the consumer, retailer and the grower. The impact that Apeel has on longer lasting fruit quality is outstanding.”
For more of the latest fresh produce news, AndNowUKnow has you covered.