After 200 Years, Still Branching Out

Stark Bro’s Nurseries & Orchards Co. is credited with naming and bringing the Red Delicious and Golden Delicious apples to market. The secret to the nursery’s success today? E-commerce.

August 2016

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Stark Bro’s Nurseries & Orchards Co. launched in the town of Louisiana, Missouri, in 1816 — five years before Missouri even became a state. Credited with naming and bringing the Red Delicious and Golden Delicious apples to market, the small company’s innovations have been expansive: “Two-thirds of all the apples eaten in the world today are cousins of these two apples,” says Ken Lane, Chief Marketing Officer at Stark Bro’s.

The secret to the nursery’s success today? E-commerce that helps them plant their roots far and wide. Watch the video for more.

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