Category Archives: Press Release

Third Annual “America’s Best Raisin Bread Contest” Whips Up a “Baker’s Dozen” of Winners

The results are in! Thirteen winners have been announced in the third annual America’s Best Raisin Bread Contest – one more than originally intended with two student contestants winning the Co-Grand Prizes in the Artisan Category. With 85 initial entries submitted by professional and student bakers throughout the country, 38 finalists were chosen to advance [...]

California Raisins Celebrate America’s Pie Heritage In Support Of National Pie Contest

Contact: Rick O’Fallon Marketing Director California Raisin Marketing Board Phone: 559-248-0287 Rick@raisins.org CALIFORNIA RAISINS CELEBRATE AMERICA’S PIE HERITAGE IN SUPPORT OF NATIONAL PIE CONTEST 2010 American Pie Council’s Crisco® National Pie Championships to Feature Popular California Raisin Flavor Category Fresno, Calif., February 2, 2010 — The California Raisin Marketing Board (CRMB) is sharing a slice [...]

California Raisin Marketing Board Announces Nutrition Research Director

Media Contact: Jenna Buhagiar Fleishman-Hillard (916) 492-5305 jenna.buhagiar@fleishman.com CRMB Contact: Larry Blagg California Raisin Marketing Board (559) 248-0287 larry@raisins.org CALIFORNIA RAISIN MARKETING BOARD ANNOUNCES NUTRITION RESEARCH DIRECTOR Dr. James Painter to Assist in Overall Research Strategy; Uphold Board’s Long-term Commitment to Studying the Health and Nutritional Benefits of California Raisins Fresno, Calif., February 1, 2010 [...]

California Raisin Marketing Board Announces Winners of "America's Best Raisin Bread Contest"

Press Contact: Larry Blagg California Raisin Marketing Board (559) 248-0287 larry@raisins.org CALIFORNIA RAISIN MARKETING BOARD ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF “AMERICA’S BEST RAISIN BREAD CONTEST” Competition Heats Up as Artisan and Commercial Bakers Vie for Top Honors in Second Annual Baking Competition Fresno, Calif., October 16, 2009 — The California Raisin Marketing Board is pleased to announce [...]

California Raisins and Television Star Alison Sweeney Raise Awareness About Feeding America's Childhood Hunger Initiatives

Press Contact: Julie Berge Fleishman-Hillard (916) 492-5339 Julie.berge@fleishman.com California Raisins and Television Star Alison Sweeney Raise Awareness About Feeding America’s Childhood Hunger Initiatives California Raisin Growers Donate Semi-truck Load of Raisin Snack Packs and $50,000 to Children at Risk of Hunger More than 12 million children in America are at risk of hunger. Despite classrooms [...]

California Raisins Show

Press Contact: Rick O’Fallon Marketing Director California Raisin Marketing Board Phone: 559-248-0287 Rick@raisins.org California raisins show California Raisin Category Winners Announced at the APC’s Crisco National Pie Championships FRESNO, Calif., May 27, 2009 — The California Raisin Marketing Board (CRMB) is proud to announce the winners of the second annual California Raisin category in the [...]

Raisin and Dried Fruit Consumption Associated With Reduced Abdominal Obesity

Press Contact: Allison Beadle Fleishman-Hillard, Inc. 512-495-7176 allison.beadle@fleishman.com RAISIN AND DRIED FRUIT CONSUMPTION ASSOCIATED WITH REDUCED ABDOMINAL OBESITY New Research Highlights Raisin Health Benefits Beyond Basic Nutrition New Orleans, LA (April 23, 2009) – Data presented yesterday at the Experimental Biology conference in New Orleans suggest raisin and dried fruit consumption are associated with a [...]

Professional and Student Bakers – Fire Up Your Ovens!

Press Contact: Rick O’Fallon Director of Marketing rick@raisins.org 559-248-0287 Professional and Student Bakers – Fire Up Your Ovens! California Raisin Marketing Board Announces Second Annual “America’s Best Raisin Bread Contest” The California Raisin Marketing Board is raising the bar for its second annual America’s Best Raisin Bread Contest. The contest is now open through August [...]

California Raisins Show Its 'Pie-Triotism' in National Pie Contest

Press Contact: Rick O’Fallon Marketing Director California Raisin Marketing Board Phone: 559-248-0287 rick@raisins.org CALIFORNIA RAISINS SHOW ITS ‘PIE-TRIOTISM’ IN NATIONAL PIE CONTEST 2009 American Pie Council’s Crisco National Pie Championships to Feature Popular California Raisin Flavor Category FRESNO, CA, January 23, 2009 – The California Raisin Marketing Board (CRMB) is showing its “PIE-TRIOTISM” this year [...]

California Raisin Marketing Board Announces New Hires in the New Year

Press Contact: Media Contact: Jenna Kirkwood/916.492.5305 jenna.kirkwood@fleishman.com CRMB Contact: Larry Blagg/559.248.0287 larry@raisins.org CALIFORNIA RAISIN MARKETING BOARD ANNOUNCES NEW HIRES IN THE NEW YEAR Three New Personnel Add to Growing Team in the Central Valley FRESNO, Calif., January 5, 2009 – The California Raisin Marketing Board (CRMB), the state marketing order that represents the nearly 3,000 [...]