Tag Archives: CMI

PMA Honors Packaging Excellence with PMA Impact Awards

One of the most anticipated events from last week’s PMA Fresh Summit is the PMA Impact Awards: Excellence in Packaging. This year’s awards received more than … Continue reading

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Spotlight On: CMI

For 25 years CMI has exhibited commitment to its products, customers and long-term growth–and it has no plans to let up anytime soon. Twenty-five … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 10 Article Archives, Spotlight

Apple pickin’

An abundant apple crop will keep store shelves full, but it is up to retailers to find the right mix. If an apple a … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 10 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

CMI Rolls Out Pouch Bag of Sweet Gourmet Pears

CMI’s Sweet Gourmet Pears program drove almost $900,000 in incremental dollars in a test with a major U.S. retailer, according to the company. With … Continue reading

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Optimizing organics

It is time for retailers to prime their produce departments for serious organic sales. Most politicians would kill to have the approval rating that … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 09 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

CMI Named Finalist for PMA Impact Award

Columbia Marketing International (CMI) has been named as a finalist for the 2014 PMA Impact Awards in Excellence in Packaging for their innovative single-serving … Continue reading

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CMI Identifies Consumer Behavior for Package Information

Understanding how consumers utilize package information to access web and digital information are key questions CMI is attempting to answer via a new test … Continue reading

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CMI Targets C-Stores with “Go-Go Fresh” Cherry Package

CMI is conducting a limited test of Go-Go Fresh cherries thorough the month of July in select markets and stores. The “Go-Go Fresh” is … Continue reading

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CMI Declares July the Month of Jumbo Cherries

Columbia Marketing International (CMI) has declared July to be the month of jumbo cherries in response to the season’s larger than usual sizing and … Continue reading

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CMI Identifies Key Retail Opportunities for Cherry Sales

A CMI (Columbia Marketing International) report identifies key differences between top and bottom performing retailers in U.S. markets, revealing strategies leading supermarket chains use … Continue reading

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Snacktime’s sweetheart

Cherries fill a void as consumers look for fresh healthy snack options during the hot days of summer. Cherries have always had a place … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 05 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Northern exposure

Produce exhibitors at the Canadian Produce Marketing Association annual event had lots to show attendees.  Eager to bring their products to a growing and … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 05 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

CMI Celebrates Earth Day with Tree Giveaway

CMI is celebrating Earth Day over a weeklong period in April by giving away fruit trees to their social media fans. Leading up to … Continue reading

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CMI Releases Variety Apple Performance Report

Top performing retailers generate up to three times more apple category dollars even after equalizing for store size according to a new analysis released … Continue reading

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Three Year Apple Category Growth Run Continued During Holidays

Supermarket sales data released by Nielsen Perishables Group reveals continued strong apple category growth over the December holiday period. A three year analysis of … Continue reading

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The expanding world of organics

Consumers continue to ask about organics. Growers are answering them, while leading shoppers to the category. Is organic produce healthier than conventional? Do the … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 02 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Food Forum: An apple for every day

Apples can provide retailers with substantial sales, as long as they navigate the growing category properly. By Steve Lutz Apples are hot.   With … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 01 Article Archives, Columns

Scaling the summit

Produce insiders are packing their Mardi Gras masks and heading to The Big Easy for the industry’s “big show”—the annual PMA Fresh Summit. Continue reading

Posted in 2013 10 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

CMI Expands its HERO Program Domestically

The Washington state apple- pear- and cherry-grower/shipper CMI is expanding its HERO brand apple program to include a series of snack-sized apple pouch bags … Continue reading

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Steve Lutz Joins Columbia Marketing International

Columbia Marketing International, an established grower/shipper of premium quality apples, pears and cherries, has hired Steve Lutz as VP of Marketing.  Steve replaces Bob … Continue reading

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Imported KIKU Apple Program Continues to Grow

Columbia Marketing International’s import season for the KIKU apple variety is growing thanks to their New Zealand partners. Increasing volumes of imported New Zealand … Continue reading

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Pac NW Apricot Season is here

The Northwest summer apricot season has begun Columbia Marketing International (CMI) one of Washington State’s largest apple, pear, cherry and apricot growers/shippers, announces the … Continue reading

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Leaders of the Pac Northwest

The fresh foods produced and the companies producing them help the Pacific Northwest region thrive. Continue reading

Posted in 2013 07 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

KIKU Apple Pouch Bags Now Available

CMI is partnering with retailers to take apple sales to the next level with its high-graphic KIKU shippers. Available in both a five-box euro … Continue reading

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CMI’s New Apple Packing Line Keeps Prices Down

CMI and McDougall and Sons (CMI’s largest growing entity and one of their founding owners) has improved their packing operation — amidst a hail … Continue reading

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