( Courtesy The Oppenheimer Group )

It’s been nearly three years since Vancouver, British Columbia-based The Oppenheimer Group entered into an agreement with Middleborough, Mass.-based Ocean Spray to market fresh strawberries, blackberries, blueberries and raspberries under the Ocean Spray brand, and the program continues to grow.

The company sources berries from California, Florida and Mexico, he said, and has some “cool promotional options and ideas planned for 2019.”

Although strawberry supplies could be tight for Valentine’s Day, “We’re looking forward to packing stem strawberries and getting them into the stores and allowing our retail partners to promote,” he said in late January.