Press Release: Giumarra Prepares for Increased Volumes of New Zealand Lemonade™ Apple

LOS ANGELES – May 15, 2018 – The Giumarra Companies is entering its third season as the exclusive North American supplier of Lemonade™ variety apples with increased volumes and renewed marketing objectives.

“We know from market research that apples are still one of consumers’ most-purchased items in the produce department. Consumers are seeking new, exciting flavors and Lemonade is a unique variety that fits the bill,” says Jason Bushong, Division Manager of Giumarra Wenatchee. “It’s a striking yellow apple and the flavor is refreshing and tangy-sweet with a hint of effervescence.”

Lemonade is currently grown solely in New Zealand, with plans to expand to North American growing regions. Mr. Bushong cites the apple’s fresh crop attributes as a differentiating factor.

“Our fresh crop Lemonade apples have an outstanding texture that delivers an elevated eating experience to consumers to keep them coming back for repeat purchases all season long,” says Mr. Bushong.

First shipments of Lemonade will arrive at the end of May to both East and West Coast ports. The season will conclude in August.

“We recently launched as a tool for consumers to learn more about what sets this flavorful, golden-yellow apple apart in the produce department,” says Gary Caloroso, Regional Business Director for Giumarra. “We look forward to helping our retail customers increase sales by leveraging our website and providing additional marketing support such as in-store creative materials, demos, and social media.”

About the Giumarra Companies

The Giumarra Companies is a leading international network of fresh produce growers, distributors, and marketers that encompasses a world of freshness. Since its inception in 1922, the Giumarra group of companies has taken pride in a longstanding commitment and tradition of quality, service, and industry leadership to feed the world in a healthy way.

The Nature's Partner brand represents the core of what we do: a partnership with our people, customers, growers, and the land and its fruits. Products packed under the Nature's Partner label represent some of the highest-quality fruits and vegetables in the marketplace, having met strict standards for food safety, quality control, and flavor. The Nature’s Partner Brand Promise:

“We are committed to the people we work with and those we serve.
Very simply, we look to provide the best service and improve upon it every day.”


Lemonade apples on the tree in New Zealand.  Access high resolution image.

Lemonade apples on the tree in New Zealand. Access high resolution image.

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Lemonade apple packaging. Access high resolution image.