After three years as the eighth most popular fruit in Fresh Trends, blueberries moved up a notch to the No. 7 position in Fresh Trends 2016. The berries are well-liked by shoppers in all age groups and regions.
Blueberries — F.o.b.s as of Oct. 31
ARGENTINA/URUGUAY — Shipments (24-19*-6) — Imports via air, few boat. Movement expected to decrease. Port of entry: South Florida. Trading fairly slow. Prices lower. Flats of 12 6-ounce cups with lids large mostly $17- $18. Quality variable. *revised.
MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH ARIZONA, CALIFORNIA AND TEXAS DISTRICT — Crossings (2-0-5) — Movement expected to increase. Trading fairly slow. Prices lower. Flats of 12 6-ounce cups with lids $18-20. Includes palletization and cooling. Quality variable.
PERU — Shipments (15-9-2) — Imports via boat, few air. Movement expected to remain about the same the week of Oct. 31, increase the week of Nov. 7. Ports of entry: Philadelphia and New York. Trading fairly slow. Prices lower. Flats of 12 6-ounce cups with lids large mostly $18-20. Quality good.