Welcome to Pear Bureau Northwest’s Trade Website!

This website was created to serve as a resource for anyone who promotes pears to their customers. We hope you'll find lots of valuable, actionable information that will help you boost your pear sales!

Enter the Pear Up with USA Pears Display Contest!

Produce Managers: be sure to check our our display contests under the Marketing and Merchandising section. Here you'll find inspiration and information on how you can have a chance to win $1,000!

Yearly Archives: 2015


PBNW Launches Redesigned Trade Website

Pear Bureau Northwest, the non-profit marketing organization for USA Pears, launches a redesigned, mobile-ready trade website to support the retailing industry. Pear Bureau Northwest represents nearly 1,600 Washington and Oregon pear growers representing 84% of all fresh pear sales in the United States.

NEW STUDY Finds Adult Fresh Pear Consumers Have Lower Body Weight than Non-Pear Consumers

A nationally representative analytic sample suggests that the consumption of fresh pears should be encouraged as part of an overall healthy diet […]

PBNW Manager Honored

Portland, Ore. – October 26, 2015 – Pear Bureau Northwest, the non-profit marketing organization that represents the 1,600 pear growers of Oregon and Washington (home to 84% of the U.S. fresh pear crop), is pleased to announce that Lynsey Kennedy, the organization’s international marketing manager, is being recognized as one of the produce industry’s top young leaders.


Portland, Ore. (October 24, 2015) – On behalf of the 1,600 fresh pear growers of Washington and Oregon, Pear Bureau Northwest names Wegmans Food Markets the 2015 Pear Retailer of the Year for their merchandising performance and sales increase in the pear category.


PORTLAND, Ore. – October 6 2015 – Harvest is nearing completion for the Northwest pear growers of Washington and Oregon. Over the next months, ten pear varieties will be at their peak, putting a fresh crop of Northwest-grown pears within easy reach now through next spring.

USA Pears Website Redesign Launch

Portland, Ore. (August 20, 2015) – Pear Bureau Northwest has launched a bright, bold new look at www.usapears.org to optimize the website for use while in the kitchen or on-the-go.

Video Series Released

PORTLAND, Ore. (January 30, 2015) – A new recipe video series from Pear Bureau Northwest highlights the versatility and flavor of USA Pears. Inviting and simple, these videos demonstrate how to blend fresh pears into appetizing smoothies, poach them to show off their shape and texture, and puree them into velvety soups for a hint of natural sweetness.