The likelihood of a cranberry purchase slipped two percentage points from last year, but this fall favorite still has its niche. Even the younger generation has embraced this “traditional” fruit, with shoppers age 21-39 being among some of the most likely to buy cranberries this year.
High-quality Christmas produce favorites await consumers this season, though prices could be up on some commodities, down on others.
Consumers may find themselves paying more for some Thanksgiving staples this year, thanks to brisk demand and Mother Nature.
Grocery marketer Riteway Sales and Marketing is expanding into fresh produce by adding a produce industry veteran to head its fresh sales.
The berry category is growing with strawberries still at the top, though blueberries, raspberries and blackberries enjoy major success as well.
Dried fruit specialist Sunsweet has rolled out two new products.More Packer Stories for Cranberries
Market Scope - Market Scope - Cranberries — F.o.b.s as of Dec. 9
ALL PRODUCTION AREAS — Shipments (42*-10-12) — Movement expected to continue seasonal decline. Wholesale prices at the New England Produce Center on Dec. 9: cartons of 24 12-ounce film bags MA late howe $36.