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U.S.: ‘Grab a Bunch of Bluetiful’ during National Blueberry Month

by Comité de Arándanos

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In 2003, after decades of effort by the North American Blueberry Council, the U.S. Department of Agriculture proclaimed July National Blueberry Month and Canada made a Royal Proclamation for Blueberry Month in August. So now is the prime time to celebrate consumers’ most-preferred berry. “We work to drive demand for blueberries all year round, but National Blueberry Month…



Berry Blue World S.L.: Asturian blueberry producers join forces in a new association

by Comité de Arándanos

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Berry Blue World S.L. is a new association that brings together eleven producers of Asturian blueberries from the municipalities of Tineo, Grado, Oviedo, Villaviciosa, Nava and Salas, and through which they’ll be able to market their blueberries without intermediaries. The idea of joining forces came in September 2018, after the “bad campaign” of the previous…



Germany: Gerold Wilms, bekuplast GmbH: “With the right container the shelf life of blueberries can be significantly extended”

by Comité de Arándanos

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Every July, the blueberry season starts. Local blueberries will finally be available again in the trade. In order to preserve the high quality of the fruits after the harvest and so that the berries arrive fresh at the consumer’s, it is crucial to store the fruits gently and under optimal climatic conditions. The perforation of…



EEUU: T&G Global brings US grown blueberries to Vietnam for the first time

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The first pallet of Californian blueberries (192 trays), grown under T&G’s Orchard Rd brand, is on its way from LAX to Ho Chi Minh city this week. The company expects multiple pallets of Orchard Rd blueberries will be exported to Vietnam every week during the season that lasts until September, following the Vietnamese trade barrier…



Spain: Francisco Sánchez, manager of Onubafruit: “The future of blueberries in Huelva is a cause for concern”

by Comité de Arándanos

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Huelva’s strawberry campaign has already finished for the second degree cooperative Onubafruit, which has sold around 36 million kilos. In the coming weeks, it will continue with raspberries, blackberries and blueberries until the end of June. “The strawberry season started with a little delay, and the production peaked between March and April. The quality was…



New tariffs have far-reaching effects: Trade war escalates, US to further tax Chinese products

by Comité de Arándanos

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Yesterday, China announced that it will impose tariffs on US$60 billion of US goods from June 1. US officials now have earmarked 3,805 products, worth $300bn, from laptop computers to tuna and garlic, as possible elements in the latest episode of the US China trade dispute. The list of goods was published after Beijing said…



Jim Still with Global Cooling: “Precoolers are “perfect for berries & cherries”

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Jet-Ready Precoolers, designed and manufactured by Global Cooling Inc., are ”perfect for precooling and recooling berries and cherries,” according to company founder and president Jim Still. “Small diameter and fairly expensive fresh produce especially berries,” he explained, “can deteriorate very quickly if the cold chain breaks down or is delayed. At certain times, the retail…