Crunch Pak, Cashmere, Wash., developed fresh sliced, peeled and diced pears made from Anjou and Bartlett varieties, and available in 7- and 32-ounce packages for foodservice customers.

“We made a commitment to develop value-added pears many years ago to our growers and customers,” says Tony Freytag, executive vice president and co-founder. “Our location, relative to where the majority of the country’s pears are grown, makes us literally neighbors with orchardists and their crops. The countless hours of research and development that was put into the project and the overall commitment of the company to creating this proprietary technology is to be heralded.”