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MAC’s new logo signifies positive change

Contact: Diane Smith

New and improved designs to assist marketing programs for 2013

LANSING, Mich. — The Michigan Apple Committee (MAC) kicks off the 2013 harvest season with a fresh new look to their logo design. The new logo will be incorporated into packaging, signage, online and in other communication materials.

With a strong focus on retail, the goal of MAC’s marketing programs is to renew retail and customer awareness of Michigan apples after last year’s crop loss resulted in a lack of presence in the marketplace in 2012. The new logo uses an updated font, and has a two-toned color scheme that consumers will find appealing.

“Our previous logo design was great, but we wanted to slightly modify it for an updated look. It’s not completely different, allowing us to maintain familiarity with retailers and consumers, as well as allowing our industry partners to ‘phase in’ the new logo,” said Diane Smith, MAC executive director.

Additionally, point-of-purchase (P.O.P) cards, which inform consumers about the product they are buying and its uses, can be seen in many retail stores’ produce sections. The new design incorporates blue to signify freshness and a connection with the Great Lakes. Other new features include a restyled “flavormeter” and the new Michigan Apple Committee logo.

“We wanted to freshen our look as we re-enter the marketplace in 2013,” Smith said. “The logo and point-of-purchase designs have been modernized to reflect consumer demand. We especially like the ‘techy’ look of the updated flavormeter.”

The Michigan Apple Committee is a grower-funded nonprofit organization devoted to marketing, education and research activities to distinguish the Michigan apple and encourage its consumption in Michigan and around the world. For more information, visit MichiganApples.com.

To obtain an electronic version of the new logo or P.O.P, contact MAC Communications and Marketing Manager Gretchen Mensing at Gretchen@michiganapples.com