While many of the area orchards are dormant under a thick layer of fresh snow, our facility is bustling with the final holiday rush. The season thus far has shown unprecedented business at The Fruit Company and we are thrilled to see our family company turn into such a success. Grandpa Roy would certainly be proud.
Just today the Associated Press picked up a great story about us that shows how sometimes even in the midst of the stressful holiday rush, some things just happen for a reason. The AP article reads as follows:
SHIPPING ERROR FROM HOOD RIVER TURNS INTO HOLIDAY DELIGHT
12/21/2007, 2:58 p.m. PST
The Associated Press
HOOD RIVER, Ore. (AP) — A vanished batch of packages from a Hood River fruit company turned into a holiday delight for some cancer patients in Maine.
The Fruit Company, which sells gourmet fruit, typically sends out more than 6,000 gifts a day with little problem. But sometimes mistakes happen.
At the height of the busy season this week, 80 packages disappeared and couldn’t be found. Eventually the recipient called. A technical glitch had sent all 80 boxes to the Maine Center for Cancer Medicine.
The center got to play Santa for the patients — many of whom were struggling through snowstorms to get to their chemotherapy treatment.
The company says they are thrilled the glitch ended in such an amazing way. The Fruit Company created new packages for the 80 intended recipients and sent them overnight to arrive Friday.
Our Customer Service Manager Rhonda was practically in tears over this incredible situation and how, well, miraculous, it ended. We hope that everyone at the Maine Center for Cancer Medicine enjoys their surprise gifts.
We would also like to take this chance to extend a huge thank you to all the customers we’ve had over this past year. Your enthusiasm for sending the finest gourmet fruit baskets and food gifts has made our vision a reality and we are ever so thankful. You refuse to settle and neither do we.
Cherish your time with friends and family this season. From us, our families, and everyone at The Fruit Company, we wish you a happy, healthy and fruitful 2008.
Scott and Addison Webster