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.


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Sakuma precooler improvements aid shipments


Global Cooling Inc., is touting the success of a precooling unit it recently sold to Sakuma Bros. Farms Inc.

Dave’s Specialty Imports adds gooseberries


Dave’s Specialty Imports Inc., is adding another berry to its mix.

Sambrailo introducing Go Greener! clamshells


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 offerings tout berries for back-to-school


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.

Mixons planning to depart Dole


The Mixon brothers are planning to leave Dole.

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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.


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