Blueberries

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

California Giant promotes berries in smoothies

01/22/2015

California Giant Berry Farms’ smoothie promotion, which runs to mid-February, contributed to a 2,500% increase in its website traffic for late January compared to a year ago, according to the Watsonville-based grower-shipper.

Oppy expands strawberries, Eat Brighter! packaging

01/21/2015

The Oppenheimer Group plans to increase its strawberry volume in 2015, and has begun shipping all berry types in clamshells featuring Sesame Street characters under the Eat Brighter! label.

UPDATED: Feds, blueberry growers settle ‘hot goods’ case

01/21/2015

(UPDATED COVERAGE Jan. 22) Two Oregon blueberry growers who a judge said were coerced by the U.S. Department of Labor into paying $218,634 in alleged back wages and penalties have reached a settlement with the agency.

Produce, yogurt pair in New Year promotion

01/15/2015

AUSTIN, Texas — Temperatures hovering around freezing didn’t deter National Cyclocross Championship fans when it came to smoothies featuring fresh berries and yogurt.

BBC introduces small fruit filling machinery

01/13/2015

BBC Technologies has introduced new filling machinery that’s designed to more efficiently handle small fruit.

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Market Scope - Blueberries — F.o.b.s as of Jan. 20

2015-01-18

CHILE — (24-34*-45) — Imports via boat, very few air. Movement expected to decrease as some growers are now past peak. Port of entry: Miami. Trading active. Prices higher. Flats of 12 1-pint containers with lids large mostly $24-26, 12 6-ounce cups with lids medium-large $14-16. Quality variable. *revised

CHILE — (8-32*-35) — Imports via boat, very few air. Movement expected to decrease as many shippers avoid port congestion. Port of entry: Los Angeles. Trading active. Prices higher. Flats of 12 1-pint containers with lids large $24-28. Quality good. *revised

CHILE — (24-9*-29) — Imports via boat. Movement expected to decrease as some growers are now past peak. Port of entry: Philadelphia: Trading active. Prices higher. Flats of 12 1-pint containers with lids large mostly $24-26, 12 6-ounce cups with lids medium-large $14-16. Quality variable. *revised

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH ARIZONA, CALIFORNIA AND TEXAS DISTRICT — Crossings (2-2-3) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading early moderate, late fairly active. Prices higher. Flats of 12 6-ounce cups with lids $16-18. Includes palletization and cooling. Wide range in quality.

 


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