Harry & David is gearing up for the holiday season as the pear harvest begins this week.
"The biggest challenge for us this year is that it broke with the trend of later and later seasons," Borman said. "Last year, we didn't start until Sept. 3, but we're ready to go and have to deliver quickly because (pear) maturity is advancing faster than normal."
Department heads gather right after Christmas to sum up the past year and chart the course for the next. Things went well enough during fall 2012, Forsythe said, that there was no need for major overhauls.
Read more at The Mail Tribune.