BLUEBERRIES

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.

 

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Packer Stories

USDA tests South American fruit programs at U.S. ports

07/15/2014

Beginning Sept. 1, citrus fruit, grapes and blueberries from South America should be arriving sooner and lasting longer on retailers’ shelves in the Southeast U.S. as the Port of Savannah begins a pilot program.

Wish Farms’ executive VP to step down

07/14/2014

Chuck Hollenkamp, a Wish Farms veteran of operations and sales, has retired but plans to remain seasonally involved with the company.

Naturipe Farms introduces ‘Just Add Blues’ promotion

07/14/2014

Naturipe Farms LLC, Estero, Fla., launched its Just Add Blues promotion July 14, and it will run through month’s end.

Gourmet Trading aligns itself with blog

07/11/2014

Gourmet Trading Co., Redondo Beach, Calif., partnered with the blog “With Love from the Vine” during its California blueberry season to create recipes using our fresh blueberries for the summer.

California Giant promo pushes fresh berry smoothies

07/11/2014

Watsonville, Calif.-based California Giant Berry Farms Inc., is running a summer promotion with Blendtec Blenders.

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Market Scope - Blueberries — F.o.b.s as of July 14

2014-07-13

SOUTH NEW JERSEY — Shipments (103-109-96) — Movement expected to decrease as the season is now past peak. Trading fairly active at lower prices. Prices lower. Flats of 12 1-pint cups with lids medium-large $12-14. Includes palletizing and cooling. Quality good.

OREGON/WASHINGTON — (51-58-49) — Movement expected to increase slightly. Trading fairly active. Prices lower. Flats of 12 1-pint cups with lids medium-large mostly $14-15.50; flats of 12 6-ounce cups with lids medium-large $10-11; organic flats of 12 1-pint cups with lids medium-large mostly $22-25; flats of 12 6-ounce cups with lids medium-large mostly $16-18. Quality generally good.

BRITISH COLUMBIA CROSSINGS THROUGH NORTHWEST WASHINGTON — Crossings (0-4-18) — Movement expected to increase. Trading fairly active. Includes palletizing and cooling. Prices in U.S. dollars. Flats of 12 1-pint cups with lids medium-large Canada 1 mostly $13.50-14.50. Quality generally good.

MICHIGAN — Shipments (0-2-11) — Movement expected to increase as harvesting increases. Trading active for fairly light supplies. Prices flats of 12 1-pint cups with lids medium-large $14-17. Includes palletizing and cooling. Quality good.

EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA — Shipments (31-15*-11) — Movement expected to continue decreasing as some shippers are finished for the season. Prices flats of 12 1-pint cups with lids medium-large too few sales to establish a market. Includes palletizing and cooling. *revised.

 


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