Middleboro, MASSACHUSETTS, United States
Middleboro, MASSACHUSETTS, United States

Ocean Spray is an agricultural cooperative of growers of cranberries and grapefruit headquartered in Lakeville/Middleborough, Massachusetts. It currently has over 700 member growers as well as Lanco, Chile. The cooperative employs about 2,000 people, with sales of $2.2 billion in fiscal year 2013. Their products include cranberry sauce, fruit juices, fruit snacks, and dried cranberries.Ocean Spray was formed in 1930, in Hanson, Massachusetts, by three cranberry growers who wanted to expand their market for cranberries. Led by grower Marcus L. Urann, who had created a cranberry sauce, the cooperative developed more cranberry-based products. In the same year Ocean Spray became the first producer of cranberry juice drinks with the introduction of Cranberry Juice Cocktail. In 1964, executive Edward Gelsthorpe worked with Sylvia Schur to develop Cranapple juice, a product that brought the cranberry to greater popularity and increased usage to year-round, earning Gelsthorpe the nickname "Cranapple Ed".In 1976, the cooperative expanded its membership to grapefruit growers in Florida.The cooperative has made a number of innovations, including the first juice blend, the first juice boxes, and sweetened dried cranberries . Its cranberry juice won the ChefsBest Award for best taste. Wikipedia.


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Ocean Spray Cranberries Inc. | Date: 2017-02-22

Methods and compositions are described relating to concentrated phenolics obtained from cranberry feedstock extracts combined with fumaric acid as beverage additives. Additionally, methods for obtaining phenolics from feedstocks using resin absorbtion and elution are described.


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Ocean Spray Cranberries Inc. | Date: 2016-04-26

Methods for concentrating phenolics in a solution and compositions related to the concentrated phenolics.


Patent
Ocean Spray Cranberries Inc. | Date: 2015-04-03

A method for producing a proanthocyanidin extract is described. The method comprises: (a) providing a volume of proanthocyanidin-containing liquid feedstock; (b) passing the proanthocyanidin-containing liquid feedstock to an ultrafiltration feed tank; (c) filtering the material in the ultrafiltration feed tank through an ultrafiltration membrane system to fractionate the material into a proanthocyanidin-reduced permeate stream and a proanthocyanidin-enriched retentate stream; (d) collecting the proanthocyanidin-reduced permeate stream; and (e) passing the proanthocyanidin-enriched retentate stream to the ultrafiltration feed tank until the volume of proanthocyanidin-containing liquid feedstock is exhausted and thereafter collecting the proanthocyanidin-enriched retentate stream.


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Ocean Spray Cranberries Inc. | Date: 2015-07-13

A method for producing a proanthocyanidin extract is described. The method comprises: (a) providing a volume of proanthocyanidin-containing liquid feedstock; (b) passing the proanthocyanidin-containing liquid feedstock to an ultrafiltration feed tank; (c) filtering the material in the ultrafiltration feed tank through an ultrafiltration membrane system to fractionate the material into a proanthocyanidin-reduced permeate stream and a proanthocyanidin-enriched retentate stream; (d) collecting the proanthocyanidin-reduced permeate stream; and (e) passing the proanthocyanidin-enriched retentate stream to the ultrafiltration feed tank until the volume of proanthocyanidin-containing liquid feedstock is exhausted and thereafter collecting the proanthocyanidin-enriched retentate stream.


Patent
Ocean Spray Cranberries Inc. | Date: 2015-07-15

Methods for concentrating phenolics in a solution and compositions related to the concentrated phenolics are provided. In particular, methods and compositions are described relating to concentrated phenolics obtained from cranberry feedstock extracts combined with fumaric acid as beverage additives. Additionally, methods for obtaining phenolics from feedstocks using resin absorbtion and elution are described.


Patent
Ocean Spray Cranberries Inc. | Date: 2014-10-22

Methods for concentrating phenolics in a solution and compositions related to the concentrated phenolics are provided In particular, methods and compositions are described relating to concentrated phenolics obtained from cranberry feedstock extracts combined with fumaric acid as beverag additives. Additionally, methods for obtaining phenolics from feedstocks using resin absorbtion and elution are described.


Patent
Ocean Spray Cranberries Inc. | Date: 2013-10-24

A series of hot-fill, PET bottles, includes a first bottle with a first volume and a first front profile; and a second bottle with a second volume and a second front profile. The first volume and the second volume are different and the first front profile and the second front profile are substantially the same.


Patent
Ocean Spray Cranberries Inc. | Date: 2015-11-18

The specification provides methods for extracting proanthocyanidins, especially from firm fruit such as cranberries, through a sequential extraction procedure, and producing infused fruit products.


Patent
Ocean Spray Cranberries Inc. | Date: 2015-07-09

The specification provides methods for extracting xyloglucans from fruit, especially from firm fruit such as cranberries, through a sequential extraction procedure.


Patent
Ocean Spray Cranberries Inc. | Date: 2014-03-13

The present specification provides a non-sticky, free-flowing solid comestible, which is typically sticky, by coating it with a flow agent. Methods of preparing the flow agent and a food body substantially coated with the flow agent are also described.

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