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.
Import blueberry markets should remain strong through December, and port woes on the West Coast could add more pressure.
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.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.