USHBC expands business intelligence program- General News
The U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council (USHBC) today launched the BerrySmart Insights platform for fresh blueberries, an automated, voluntary production and historical price database that more accurately measures production, inventory and pricing, with a weekly report on supply, demand, inventory and shipments.
Peruvian blueberry exports end with an increase- General News
This growth follows what the industry has experienced in recent years: while between 2015 and 2018 the volume did not exceed the threshold of 100,000 tons in the year, in 2019, prior to the pandemic, shipments rose to around 125,000 tons and this year is close to 290,000.
USHBC/NABC hires communications director- General News
The U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council (USHBC) and the North American Blueberry Council (NABC) have selected Kristy Babb as their new communications director.
Asparagus, mangos, blueberries lead Peruvian exports- International
In the first two months of 2023, Peruvian exports by air reached 14,502 tons, reflecting a contraction of 2.1 percent compared to the volume shipped in the same period of the previous year, according to ComexPerú.
Peru remains world’s top blueberry exporter in 2022- International
In 2022, Peru was the world’s leading exporter of blueberries with $1.36 billion in value, surpassing the U.S., Spain, Canada, the Netherlands, and Morocco, according to the Research Center for Global Economy and Business of the Association of Exporters (CIEN-ADEX).
ProduceIQ: Prices rise again in anticipation of Western supply challenges- Featured
Up for the third week, overall produce prices are still technically following typical week #14 trends. Although, the storms that drenched California and filled the Sierras with snow will likely unfold as higher-than-normal produce prices over the next few months.
Peruvian blueberry exports up 30% over last season- International
From the beginning of the 2022/2023 campaign in June to March 12, Peru exported 283,000 tons of fresh blueberries, reflecting an increase of 30 percent versus in the same period the previous campaign.
Chilean fresh fruit export volume up 17% in early 2023- International
During the period January-February 2023, a total of 738,000 tons of Chilean fruit exports were registered, for a value of $2.547 billion FOB, reflecting an increase in the volume exported of 14.3 percent, and in value of 7.3 percent, when compared to the same period last year.
ProduceIQ: With Salinas transition behind schedule, growers work to extend harvest- Featured
The annual transition northward from areas such as Brawley, CA, back to Salinas, CA, is behind schedule. Growers in the South will attempt to prevent a gap in production by extending the harvest.
Oppy secures year-round blueberry program with new source- General News
Bridging the gap between Mexico and the Pacific Northwest blueberry seasons, the leading grower, marketer and distributor of fresh produce from around the world has cemented its position as a year-round blueberry supplier by adding North Carolina to its mix.