Oregon Cherry Growers’ New Pouches Raise the Bar on Convenience and Freshness for Maraschino Cherries

– New Products Available Immediately at Select Retailers and on
Amazon.com –

SALEM, Ore.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Grower-owned cooperative Oregon Cherry Growers, known for perfecting the
original maraschino cherry and debuting the first line of maraschinos
made with non-GMO certified Fairtrade® cane sugar, is unveiling its
latest innovation – this time in packaging. The cooperative’s popular
Royal Harvest™ Bordeaux-Style Maraschinos and The Royal Cherry®
Maraschinos, featuring hand-picked cherries grown in the Northwest, are
now available in stand-up pouches at select retailers across the
country, liquor stores in Oregon and on Amazon.com.

The no-mess, convenient and re-sealable stand-up pouches are the first
to market in the maraschino category, and feature transparent packaging
for product visibility. As with all Oregon Cherry Growers products, the
cherries are of the highest quality and freshness standards.

“We take great pride in delivering the products our customers are
looking for, and we know convenient packaging is an increasingly
important factor,” said Tim Ramsey, Oregon Cherry Growers President and
CEO. “We have had great response to the new pouches so far and expect
them to be popular with people looking to enhance their cocktail
experience or liven up their desserts.”

The pouches are available in three varieties:

  • Royal Harvest™ Bordeaux-Style Maraschino Cherries, which are
    rich and dark in color, free of preservatives, made with natural
    ingredients and sweetened with Non-GMO certified Fairtrade® cane
    sugar. Available in 8 and 4 ounce sizes.
  • Royal Harvest™ Nature’s Maraschino Cherries, which are
    ruby red cherries, free of preservatives, made with all natural
    ingredients and sweetened with Non-GMO certified Fairtrade® cane sugar
    to retain that “just picked” cherry taste. Available in the 4 ounce
    pouch.
  • The Royal Cherry® Maraschinos, are Oregon Cherry
    Grower’s traditional maraschino cherries with stems. Available in 8
    and 4 ounce sizes.

Suggested retail prices are $3.69 for a 4 ounce pouch and $4.69 for the
8 ounce, available immediately in eight pack cases.

About Oregon Cherry Growers

Founded in 1932, Oregon Cherry Growers, Inc. is a grower-owned
cooperative made up of nearly 60 family farmers located in the
Willamette Valley and along the Columbia River Gorge, who take great
pride in producing the highest quality fruit. The cooperative is the
largest producer and processor of sweet cherries in the world,
delivering maraschino, fresh, frozen, glacé, dried and canned cherries,
as well as blueberries and strawberries, to global retail and
foodservice markets. For more information, please visit: www.oregoncherry.com.

Contacts

Maxwell PR
Jessica Lyness, 503-231-3086
jessicalyness@maxwellpr.com