Bouchez Kent & Co., Hanft Byrne Raboy & Partners, and Manhattan Marketing Ensemble, all New York, are advancing to the final stage.
Presentations will be made in August, and a final decision is expected soon after. The New York consultancy ADvice & ADvisors is managing the review.
Spending on the account will be between $1 million and $2 million.
Apple & Eve, Port Washington, N.Y., which sells primarily on the East Coast and in parts of the Midwest, has been without an agency since 1999, when it split from Boston-based Gearon Hoffman, which created a TV, print and radio campaign.