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.
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.
A group of scientists has published the genome and accompanying sequence data for the spotted wing drosophila, a serious pest of berries and soft fruit.More Packer Stories for Raspberries
Market Scope - Raspberries – F.o.b.s as of March 3
MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH ARIZONA, CALIFORNIA AND TEXAS DISTRICT — Crossings (14-19-24) — Movement expected to increase slightly. Trading active. Prices unchanged. Flats of 12 6-ounce cups with lids red $24-26. Includes palletization and cooling. Wide range in quality.
OXNARD, CALIF., DISTRICT — Shipments (15-14-12) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading active. Prices unchanged. Flats of 12 6-ounce cups with lids red $24-26. Includes palletization and cooling. Wide range in quality.