This deep red berry remains as one of the top 20 fruits consumers purchase year after year. The likelihood of a raspberry purchase slipped three percentage points from last year.
Watsonville, Calif.-based Well-Pict Berries is offering a $500 gift card prize in its Display Wars spring contest.
Through April 19, retailers need only build a great Well-Pict berry display, snap a photo, and send it in with a store name, location and number to win. Entrants can boost their entry through social media, the company says, by posting the photo using hashtags like #displaywars, #wellpictberries and #wellpict.
It’sFresh! Inc., is seeing increasing increased retailer acceptance of an ethylene-reducing product that helps extend the freshness of produce and reduces food waste.
Grower-shippers expect raspberry and blackberry volumes and quality to return to seasonal norms after shaky starts in Mexico.
HBF International LLC owners Doug Perkins and Mark Hurst have taken on new roles at the company, with Perkins as chief executive officer and Hurst as international research and development director.
More than 2,100 growers and allied industry personnel are expected to attend the 2014 Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention, Jan. 28-30, in Hershey, Pa.More Packer Stories for Raspberries
Market Scope - Raspberries — F.o.b.s as of April 14
OXNARD, CALIF., DISTRICT — Shipments (14-13-17) — Movement expected to increase. Trading early active, late fairly active at lower prices. Prices lower. Flats of 12 6-ounce cups with lids red $22-24. Includes palletization and cooling. Wide range in quality.
MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH ARIZONA, CALIFORNIA AND TEXAS DISTRICT — Crossings (25-27*-8) — Movement expected to increase. Trading early active, late fairly active at lower prices. Prices lower. Flats of 12 6-ounce cups with lids red $22-24. Includes palletization and cooling. Wide range in quality. *revised
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