Honeybear Brands, importer of apples and pears from the southern hemisphere, announces the arrival of its 2021 fresh-picked Honeycrisp crop from Chile. The crop arrives just in time to provide retailers with a fresh organic and conventional Honeycrisp eating solution and strong promotional volumes to drive top line sales all summer.
“We are always excited to share our new crop at a time of year when apples start to lose their fresh, flavorful taste due to months in storage,” says Don Roper, vice-president sales and marketing, Honeybear Brands. “We invested heavily in our dual-hemisphere supply chain program more than two decades ago and this has proven to be a real point of differentiation for our retail partners. This year presents more opportunities as we continue transitioning our conventional orchards in Chile to organic production. For 2021, we will deliver double last year’s organic Honeycrisp supply, with increasing quantities looking forward. With over half a million cases of fresh Honeycrisp arriving this spring and summer, it really is a good time to promote the best eating apple in our marketplace.”
Honeycrisp apples from Chile.
The Honeybear direct import program also features a supply of conventional and organic in each of the apple and pear varieties, including Honeycrisp, Gala, Granny Smith, Jonagold, Fuji, Braeburn and Pink Lady apples, as well as Bartlett, Bosc and Asian Pears. Honeybear has built a program over the past 20 years bringing quality products to the North American market and helping retail partners with a low-cost solution to drive sales and margin growth. Honeybear expects to import more than 1.5 million cases of apples and pears this year from Chile, Argentina and New Zealand.