Riveridge Brings Exclusive Apple Variety to Kroger Grocery Stores in Detroit

February 8, 2011

DETROIT, Feb. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — On February 12, 2011, Kroger grocery stores will hold special events at six Detroit locations to celebrate the debut of Red Prince apples in their 35 Detroit stores. Red Prince is a premium apple variety brought to Kroger stores by the variety’s exclusive U.S. distributor, Riveridge Produce Marketing, Inc.

The community is invited to this public event for free samples of the Red Prince apple and an opportunity to meet the “Prince” – a medieval-clad character representing this high-quality apple. At the Birmingham and Coolidge Highway/Troy stores, patrons can meet and greet the grower family responsible for pioneering this fruit in North America.

Available for a limited time at Kroger stores (February to April); the Red Prince apple is a full flavored fruit with a mildly sweet taste excellent for snacking, salads and baking. It is unlike many varieties in that its flavor peaks during the winter season.

“Riveridge is honored to be partnering with Kroger stores to introduce this one-of-a-kind apple experience to the Detroit community,” said Don Armock, president of Riveridge. “Get ready to meet a ‘prince’ and the ‘apple of his eye.’”

The following stores are hosting the Red Prince tastings and meet and greets on February 12, 2011:

  • KROGER, 685 EAST MAPLE, BIRMINGHAM MI 48009 – 11:00am-1:00pm
  • KROGER, 1237 N. COOLIDGE HWY, TROY MI 48084 -1:30-3:30pm
  • KROGER, 2105 W SOUTH BLVD, TROY MI 48098 – 4:00-6:00pm
  • KROGER, 670 HIGHLAND, MILFORD MI 48381 – 11:00am-1:00pm
  • KROGER, 17447 HAGGERTY, NORTHVILLE MI 48167 – 1:30-3:30pm
  • KROGER, 44525 ANN ARBOR RD, PLYMOUTH MI 48170 – 4:00-6:00pm

About Riveridge Produce Marketing

Riveridge Produce Marketing, Inc. is a Sparta, Michigan-based company representing produce growers throughout Michigan and North America, including fourth-, fifth- and sixth-generation apple farmers. Riveridge is located in the Michigan fruit belt “The Ridge” known for its ideal growing conditions for apples. A full-service fresh-apple grower, packer and exporter, Riveridge specializes in bringing unique varieties to market and currently distributes more than 20 varieties throughout the United States as well as globally. Additional product lines include: old-fashioned apple cider, gourmet caramel apples, Michigan sweet cherries and red-tart cherry-juice concentrate. Please visit our website at riveridgeproduce.com.

SOURCE Riveridge Produce Marketing

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