Led by the growing popularity of fresh-cut fruit, as well as the expansion of efforts to improve children's diets, recent growth of the sliced-apple industry has been phenomenal, Todd Hultquist, spokesman for the U.S. Apple Association, told SN. In fact, fresh sliced-apple production tripled between 2006-2009, according to the association's just released U.S. Apple Crop Production and Utilization Analysis, which coincided with the annual USApple Apple Crop Outlook & Marketing Conference ...

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