These small, antioxidant-rich berries are growing in popularity. Blueberries were the No. 8 fruit that consumers purchased in the past year, up from No. 10 in Fresh Trends 2012. The tiny blue globes were the No. 4 item that consumers said they were buying now that they did not buy previously.
The Star Group’s Consolidated Fruit Packers is planning a packing facility in Osoyoos, British Columbia.
Produce for Kids, Melissa’s Produce, Naturipe, and Stemilt are hosting the #FestiveFlavors Twitter party Nov. 12 at 9 p.m. EST.
Global Cooling Inc., is touting the success of a precooling unit it recently sold to Sakuma Bros. Farms Inc.
BALM, Fla. — At the Nov. 5 Florida Ag Expo, some of the Sunshine State’s grower-shippers discussed how they deal with increasing production costs.
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Naturipe Farms LLC, Salinas, hopes to move the blueberry industry toward using a 1-pound clamshell as its base pack, similar to the way the strawberry industry moved out of pint baskets to 1-pounders several years ago.More Packer Stories for Blueberries
Market Scope - Blueberries — F.o.b.s as of Nov. 17
ARGENTINA — (7-6*-9) — Imports via air. Movement expected to decrease as the season starts to wind down. Port of entry: Miami International Airport. Trading moderate. Prices higher. Flats of 12 6-ounce cups with lids medium-large mostly $26. Includes a few from Uruguay. Quality good. *revised.
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