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Chilean organic blueberry growers see systems approach as boon

A systems approach regulation, recently published in the Federal Register, should facilitate organic blueberry shipments from Chile to the U.S., said Karen Brux, managing director of the Chilean Fresh Fruit Association.

Wish Farms brand refresh includes label, website, app updates

Berry grower-marketer Wish Farms, Plant City, Fla., is refreshing its brand with a new look for packaging, new label messaging, updated website and a smartphone app.

Blueberries reach hero status at retail

Blueberries have been growing at a rapid clip at retail, according to the United Fresh Produce Association’s FreshFacts report for the second quarter of 2020.

Berry People adds Peruvian partnerships

Berry People, a year-round, full-line shipper of branded organic and conventional strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries and avocados, recently secured partnerships with growers in Peru.

Marketers expect good season for Chilean blueberries

Industry leaders anticipate a good season for Chilean blueberry production and exports to the U.S. through the winter months.

Blueberry groups hire in marketing-communications, financial roles

Two groups that represent the U.S. blueberry industry have hired a vice president of marketing and communications and financial controller, which are new positions.

Magic Sun offers imported blueberries, with plans to double crop

Magic Sun, Richmond, Va., known as a grower of conventional and organic tomatoes, is expanding to include blueberries, with plans to quickly ramp up production.

New Product Review — Bento Bliss from Naturipe

Curious about Bento Bliss? In case you haven't yet scored a sample, Amelia and Ashley gave them a try at home as part of their New Product Review series for Fresh Summit.

USDA changes fumigation rules for some imported Chilean blueberries

The U.S. Department of Agriculture, through its Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, is allowing the import of blueberries from two regions in Chile without methyl bromide fumigation for pests.

Podcast — Driscoll's president Soren Bjorn talks blueberries, seasonal trade protection

Episode 17 features an interview with Driscoll's president Soren Bjorn on the growth of the blueberry retail sales, the issue of seasonal trade protection, and alternatives to quotas and tariffs.?