These dark berries are among the top 20 most popular fruits in Fresh Trends 2013. The likelihood of a blackberry purchase fell four percentage points from last year.
Global Cooling Inc., is touting the success of a precooling unit it recently sold to Sakuma Bros. Farms Inc.
Dave’s Specialty Imports Inc., is adding another berry to its mix.
Sambrailo Packaging plans to introduce a line of environmentally friendly clamshells Oct. 17-19 at the Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit in Anaheim, Calif.
California Giant Berry Farms has added a Kids Corner section to its website and is offering a “Back-To-School Survival Guide” with tips on how to include berries in lunches and breakfasts.
The Mixon brothers are planning to leave Dole.More Packer Stories for Blackberries
Market Scope - Blackberries — F.o.b.s as of Nov. 17
MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH ARIZONA, CALIFORNIA AND TEXAS DISTRICT: Crossings (29-31-20) — Movement expected to increase slightly. Trading active. Prices higher. Flats of 12 6-ounce cups with lids blackberries mostly $14. Includes palletizing and cooling. Wide range in quality.
CENTRAL AMERICA IMPORTS — Imports (2-0-0) — Imports via air from Guatemala. Movement expected to decrease. Port of entry: South Florida. Trading moderate. Prices higher. Cartons of 12 6-ounce cups with lids blackberries mostly $12. Quality good.