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Expect Price Increases as Demand for Thompson Seedless Raisins Nearly Doubles

A combination of factors including a late crop, a shortage of harvest workers, and demand for Thompson seedless grapes for both raisins and wine production, has prompted a price war that many growers have not seen in nearly ten years. The region’s major wineries bumped their July per-ton price $15 […]

Prunes Help With Bone Loss

Building Stronger Bones – Got Prunes?

Prunes may not be at the top of your list when you think of building stronger bones, but maybe they should be. Dried plum (prunes) are not only great tasting and versatile, but they are an easy way to increase bone health without any adverse effects. According to researchers at […]


Stapleton-Spence Prepares for BRC Certification, a Global Food Safety Initiative

Stapleton-Spence is dedicated to food quality and safety. Food Safety Certifications and compliance are taken very seriously, and we understand the growing importance of certifications to our distributors, private label retailers, co-pack customers, and end users. In addition to the USDA, FDA, Organic, and Kosher Certifications Stapleton’s holds, our staff […]


Prunes More Effective Than Psyllium for Constipation Treatment

Results from a clinical trial prove that dried plums are safe, palatable and more effective than psyllium for the treatment of mild to moderate constipation, and should be considered as a first line therapy. Prunes (dried plums) should be used as the first line of therapy in treating constipation. This study […]

Canned Dried Plums

Webinar: Dishin’ It Up With Canned Prunes

In this webinar entitled Dishin It Up With Canned Prunes, Corporate Chef, Dr Victor Hong, shows you how to put this versatile ingredient to work as a fat substitute in baking and as an ingredient in numerous recipes and applications. The webinar also highlights why canned prunes or dried plums, […]


New Health Benefit of Prunes – Increase in Bone Mass

Prunes or Dried Plums have long been perceived as the “constipation fruit.” While consuming prunes and prune products is beneficial to digestive health due to their high fiber content, recent studies conclude that prunes may also help treat osteoporosis and increase bone mass. A report in the latest edition of […]


Don’t Even Think About the Cost of Shipping Your Juices and Products to the West Coast

We’re Stapleton-Spence. We have a decades-long reputation as a premier packer on the West Coast. A brief conversation with us will lead to a profitable relationship, due to our experience and flexibility in co-packing juices and fruits. When you work with us, you’ll have the benefit of shipping from a […]


How to Turn Plums into Prunes – Dehydration Process

Watch the video below to see how to turn plums into prunes.  After the plums are harvested, they are transported from the fields in huge bins.  The plums are washed in what is called a dipper and then the plums are placed single file onto trays, which are then stacked.  […]


Watch Stapleton’s 2010 Prune Plum Harvest in Action

It’s Harvest Time! Watch the video below to see the 2010 prune plum harvest in action. First the mechanical harvester surrounds the prune plum tree and violently shakes the tree so the plums fall off and land in what’s called a skirt. After the plums land in the skirt, they […]


Prunes 101 – What Grandma Never Told You

This webinar from Stapleton’s discusses California prunes (dried plums) including: How plums get turned into prunes How prunes aid digestive health Why prunes are a great menu item in health care Simple prune recipes Cost benefits of canned prunes