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.
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.
Continuing its consumption campaign “I love 5 to 10 Servings a Day,” the Quebec Produce Marketing Association has produced its eighth food guide for consumers.
With Thanksgiving behind us and December rushing madly toward Christmas and New Year, home bakers across the country are finding themselves knee-deep in butter and flour as they crank out the holiday goodies.
Some holiday favorites will be plentiful this Christmas, but others could be in short supply.
ALL PRODUCTION AREAS — Shipments (6-12-10) — Movement was expected to be about the same the week of Dec. 10 and to decrease the week of Dec. 17. Wholesale prices at the New England Produce Center on Dec. 10: cartons of 24 12-ounce film bags MA late howe mostly $32.