Apeel Sciences today announced its supplier partnerships, which it says enables a year-round supply of Apeel avocados, limes, asparagus, and apples for the U.S. markets. The network of partners say they will use Apeel's technology on their produce, which promises a longer shelf life.
Apeel’s supplier network partners include:
Horton Fruit Company
Farm Direct Supply
“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,” said Gordon Robertson, chief revenue officer at Apeel Sciences. “We’re proud and honored to stand with this incredible network of industry leaders who are shaping the future of food.”
Apeel’s expansion into the asparagus, lime and apple categories builds on the company’s partnerships with avocados at retailers including Kroger and Harps. According to the company, the technology is demonstrating a greater than 50 percent reduction in food waste at the retail level. In shipping trials from Peru into the U.S. and Europe, Apeel Asparagus demonstrated nearly 50 percent less water loss in refrigerated and ambient temperatures, while limes’ performance results reported an average shelf life extension of 3x and 60 percent reduction in mass loss.
Apeel’s partners say:
“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 & 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.”