January apple and pear data provide a glimpse of the year ahead. Trends to heed: organic apple and pear sales continue their boom, Cosmic Crisp apple rises in rank in its sophomore year, and proprietary apples, such as Autumn Glory, drive category growth.
Autumn Glory apple shipments were up the month of November, and recent Nielsen data confirms stellar November sales.
Organic apples and pears had the strongest monthly growth Superfresh Growers has recently seen. Both categories were up nearly 30% in the month of August. Organic apples were up 30% in dollars, while organic pears were up 29% in volume.