Hector Bonilla (left), of BlueDrop, and Skip Consalo ( Courtesy BlueDrop )

Blueberry grower Consalo Family Farms, Egg Harbor City, N.J., has formed a growing, marketing and distribution partnership with BlueDrop, Jalisco, Mexico.

Consalo will sell and distribute BlueDrop blueberries and other products in the U.S. and Canada through the partnership.

BlueDrop is a large distributor of blueberries, bananas and other products — including proprietary varieties — in Mexico, with more than 32,000 acres of production, according to a news release. 

"This new partnership provides us with clarity throughout the distribution chain and provides retail customers as well as consumers the freshest blueberries available," Hector Bonilla, CEO and chairman of the board of BlueDrop Cos., said in a news release.

"We are very excited about partnering with a company of BlueDrop's magnitude,” Skip Consalo, president, said in the release. “The growth that we envision in not only the blueberry category but across multiple other produce categories is something that we feel will greatly benefit our customers but ultimately the consumer."

The Consalo Family has a history of integrity, successful growing and distribution of blueberries and other produce, BlueDrop managing director Franz Meiners said.

"This partnership will have unprecedented benefits for BlueDrop and its entire network throughout Mexico,” he said in the release.

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