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.
ANAHEIM, Calif. — The children and buyers have spoken through their votes at the Produce Marketing Association’s Sensory Experience Contest.
For the second straight year, Chile has been hit with unusually cold fall weather, potentially damaging fruit crops.
Naturipe Farms is expanding its fresh snack line with two new product blends, mango and blueberry and grape and blueberry. They’re expected to start distribution in November.
Dave’s Specialty Imports Inc., is adding another berry to its mix.
Two Naturipe Farms items — its peel-and-reseal fresh blueberry tray and its organic blueberry compostable packaging — have been named finalists for the Produce Marketing Association’s Impact Awards.More Packer Stories for Blueberries
Market Scope - Blueberries — F.o.b.s as of Oct. 14
MICHIGAN — Shipments (14-13-4) — Movement expected to decrease as the season comes to a close. Remaining supplies are very light and in too few hands to establish a market. LAST REPORT.
ARGENTINA — (*-3**-2) — Imports via air. Movement expected to increase as harvesting increases. Port of entry: Miami. Trading fairly slow. Prices lower. Flats of 12 6-ounce cups with lids medium-large mostly $28. Quality good. *less than one unit, **revised.