New “made in Canada” pear now available in local grocery stores

Posted on
Jan 26, 2016
New “made in Canada” pear now available in local grocery stores

AgInnovation Ontario
By Kelly Daynard

Quick: name a variety of pear available in your local grocery store. You might be able to come up with one or two but if you can’t go past that, you’re not alone. Research conducted by the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre (Vineland) in 2014 showed that the average Canadian doesn’t spend a lot of time thinking about pears when they’re grocery shopping. And unlike apples where names come more readily, consumers can rarely name pear varieties that they like.  Read more