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Freshest office perk out there? Fruit

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Foosball tables and pet-friendly policies may have been the coolest office perks in the ’90s, but today, enlightened offices are providing fresh fruit to keep employees satiated, healthy and productive.

For example, fresh fruit is now a feature at Facebook, Genentech, Clorox and a bushel of other companies. Consider using your snack budget to purchase healthful snacks from one of these purveyors:

• The FruitGuys ( It delivers fresh, organic, locally grown fruit, packed in reused cardboard printed with soy-based inks, nationwide. Order by 10 a.m. for delivery the next business day, Tuesday through Friday. With an account, you can have fresh fruit delivered to your office within a day. Shipping charge: free on the West Coast, $10 in the Midwest and $20 to the East Coast.

Example: The FruitGuys’ Harvest Flier offers the best of what’s in season: apples, oranges, pears, peaches, grapes, kiwi, blood oranges, tangerines, grapefruit, bananas, apricots and plums.

Costco Business Delivery (, click “Business”): Shop for Fuji apples, clementines, strawberries and more, if you’re a Costco member. In most areas, you can have next-business-day delivery when you order by 3 p.m. Delivery fee: $20 for orders under $250.

• Newleaf Natural Grocery ( Chicago-area workers can order from this organic grocer, opting for a $15 or $25 box of fruit. Delivery charge: $5.

• Farmer’s Fruit Stand ( Weekly fruit delivery for California offices. A weekly delivery of a 25-serving box of basic (apples, oranges, bananas) and seasonal fruit costs $49.99 per week. Shipping is free.

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