MARSH APPLES, PEARS 100% ORGANIC
INDIANAPOLIS — Marsh Supermarkets announced last week that it has shifted its entire bulk apple and pear categories to U.S. Department of Agriculture Certified Organic varieties. The company said in a press release that it would not be raising prices on any of the items. Its organic apples and pears will all be offered at prices equal to conventional fruit, and Marsh will continue to offer a comparable selection of apple and pear varieties.
ACME HOSTS NAVEL ORANGE TASTINGS
PHILADELPHIA — Acme Markets this month ran in-store tastings of South African navel oranges at 40 of its leading stores. The promotion was held in conjunction with a Columbus Day youth soccer tournament in northeast Philadelphia, sponsored by The Western Cape Citrus Producers' Forum, which represents almost 300 South African citrus growers that are eligible to export to the United States. WCCPF also had plenty of oranges on hand at halftime for kids participating in the tournament, which drew more than 100 teams from as far away as Canada, New York, Delaware and northern New Jersey.