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The challenge of inevitable change
7/30/2021 By Kristine McDonald
We’ve all heard the saying, “the only constant in life is change.” This adage is certainly true regarding food manufacturing facilities. Change is a given in food manufacturing operations. What’s not a given is how we manage that change. The challenge in managing change in food manufacturing is controlling the implementation and documentation of changes... READ MORE
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Label-friendly Customizable Fruit Purées
7/27/2021 By Allyson (Ally) Swanstrom
Tree Top offers a wide range of single strength and concentrated fruit purées, but did you know we also have the capability to blend fruit purées? It’s true. Furthermore, did you know by ordering a customized blend of fruit purées you can order fewer ingredients? True again. When we produce customized purée blends, customers can order fewer ingredients, fill out less paperwork and experience potential cost savings. Really though, the most important factor is...READ MORE
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Are pet food sales recession proof?
7/21/2021 By Jeannie Swedberg
A recent analysis of the pet industry suggested it was recession proof. The reasoning given was that overall sales remained robust despite the economic recession caused by the pandemic last year. Take for instance dog food sales in the U.S last year. Retail sales of dog food had their strongest growth (6.8%) in more than two decades, according to Sundale Research. Last year total retail sales rose to $19.3 billion, following a solid 4.2% increase in 2019. Sundale attributed the category growth to the COVID-19 pandemic, which boosted dog adoptions and had more people spending time at home forging bonds with their four-footed friends...READ MORE
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From seasonal to super fruit – pumpkin spreads in popularity
7/6/2021 By Jeannie Swedberg
If you haven’t heard it elsewhere, let me be the first to tell you. Tree Top added pumpkin to its fruit ingredient offerings. It’s true. We now have our very own Drum Dried Pumpkin Flake Powder. It’s super nutritious, delicious, and naturally enhances flavor and color in any number of applications both savory and sweet. You may also want to know - this year’s pumpkin crop is in the ground, shown here, located in the fertile soil of Washington state, and will be harvested in early fall...READ MORE
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NEWS FLASH: Tree Top Planting Pumpkin for Pet and Human Foods
6/16/2021 By Jeannie Swedberg
It’s not often that I get to write about breaking news in this blog, so I’m delighted to be able to share with you that Tree Top is adding dried pumpkin flake powder to its fruit ingredient lineup. You heard it here first. As I write this, our growers are planting this year’s pumpkin crop in the fertile soil of Washington just a few hours from Tree Top headquarters in Selah. When the crop is harvested this fall, it will be pureed and drum dried in our nearby processing facility in Woodburn, Oregon. So, it will be grown, harvested, and processed in a fairly compact geographic footprint... READ MORE
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