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.
The berry category is growing with strawberries still at the top, though blueberries, raspberries and blackberries enjoy major success as well.
Berries remain at the top of retail sales trends, thanks to several marketing techniques, including cross-promotions.
Variety seems to be emerging as a trend in berry pack sizes, though larger sizes are also popular.
Berry suppliers use a variety of tools to communicate with consumers, but in-store methods are among the top choices.
Watsonville, Calif.-based California Giant Berry Farms partnered with blogger Coryanne Ettiene and the Urban Girls Squad for a berry party on April 23, according to a news release.
MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH ARIZONA, CALIFORNIA AND TEXAS DISTRICT — Crossings (32-33-25) — Movement expected to decrease. Trading very active. Prices higher. Flats of 12 6-ounce cups with lids $16-18. Includes palletizing and cooling. Wide range in quality. Prices include some dry pint containers.