Contest showcases key pear varieties during peak season
PORTLAND, Ore. – January 21, 2021 – Pear Bureau Northwest (PBNW) is pleased to announce the winners of its World Pear Day and National Pear Month display contest with the Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA). The contest invited all commissaries from across the U.S. to build eye-catching displays that showcased all varieties of USA Pears both bulk and bagged.
Entries were compared and judged for their shopper-friendly displays with attention to creativity and department impact.
“The produce managers participating in the contest went over and above with eye-catching and educational displays that are sure to increase pear sales,” noted PBNW Regional Marketing Manager Bob Catinella. “Selecting just two winners was a difficult task, with many entries showing exceptional creativity. We appreciate everyone who created memorable displays and thank them for contributing to our pear category.”
The two winners of the display contest were Veronica Martinez of San Diego NB Commissary in San Diego, CA and Leander Braziel of McConnell Commissary in McConnell AFB, KA. Both winners will receive a trip to the 2021 Produce Marketing Association (PMA) expo in New Orleans, LA that includes airfare, lodging and transportation.