Stemilt and Peirone Produce Announce 2nd Annual Apple Cup Winners

Thu. December 7th, 2017 - by Jordan Okumura

WENATCHEE, WA – While the big rivalry game between the University of Washington and Washington State University, known as the Apple Cup, is long over, those of us in the produce industry still have our own, actually produce-related Apple Cup to look forward to. Sponsored by Stemilt for the second year in a row, Peirone Produce and its partner retailers located in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana were on the hunt for the biggest increase of apple sales, both at the retail level and within Peirone internal sales, during the month of October, and the results are finally in!

Mike Kamphaus, President, Peirone ProduceLast week, Peirone President Mike Kamphaus and Stemilt Marketing Director Roger Pepperl delivered the awards and named the two winners and 6 runner-ups at Peirone offices in Spokane, Washington. Traveling from Kamiah, Idaho, to take home the grand prize for the Retail category were Cloninger’s Harvest Produce Manager Amanda Robnet and owners Jerry and Betty Cloninger. For the Sales category, Angie McInnis of Peirone Prouce was named the grand prize winner. All grand prize winners received the official Apple Cup trophy along with a Yeti cooler.

The official 2nd annual Apple Cup trophy, presented to grand prize winners

The runner-ups for the Retail category and winners of a Kindle Fire were Barney’s Harvest Foods in Orofino, ID; St. Marie’s Harvest Foods in St. Maries, ID; and Glenwood IGA in Orofino, ID. While the runner-ups in the Sales category and winners of a Kindle Fire were Jim Smith, Ken Brown, and Larry Gilbert.

Roger Pepperl, Marketing Director, Stemilt Growers“The Peirone Apple Cup contest was a huge success and it’s smart of Peirone and its partner retailers to use friendly competition as a way to ignite apple sales of both bulk apples and Stemilt’s Lil Snappers® kid-size 3lb. apple program across the Northwest during October National Apple Month celebrations,” said Pepperl as he delivered the awards with Kamphaus, according to a press release.

Stemilt and Peirone crown the 2nd Annual Apple Cup Trophy Winners in Spokane, Wash. Pictured are: Peirone’s Ken Brown, Larry Gilbert, Angie McInnis, Jim Smith, Stemilt’s Roger Pepperl, Cloninger Harvest’s Amanda Robnet, Peirone’s Mike Kamphaus, Marty Bacon, Cloninger Harvest’s Betty Cloninger, Jerry Cloninger, and Peirone’s Jon Sams.

Congratulations to all the winners from all of us at AndNowUKnow!

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