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Sterling-Rice Group tabbed to lead blueberry council foodservice work

The U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council has contracted with the Sterling-Rice Group to lead its integrated foodservice marketing and promotional activities for the council and the blueberry industry.

Chilean Blueberry Committee names Felipe Silva president

Felipe Silva, general manager of Zurgroup, is the Chilean Blueberry Committee’s new president.

Produce Lovers’ Mexican blueberry facility almost ready

Produce Lovers, a vertically-integrated grower that ships blueberries from the Mexican state of Jalisco, is shipping conventional and organic berries through mid-June.

Florida crops survive hurricanes; citrus up from 2018

Hurricanes this year have not caused any major disruptions to Florida crops and actually provided some needed rain, said Mindy Lee, bureau chief at Tallahassee-based Fresh From Florida.

Blueberry groups hire Alicia Adler as vice president

The U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council and North American Blueberry Council have hired Alicia Adler as vice president.

Rabobank anticipates bigger volume to soften blueberry prices

New research from Rabobank indicates increasing supplies of imported blueberries will weaken prices in 2019-20, particularly in the spring and fall seasons.

Sun Belle promotes organic and biodynamic certified berries

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Schiller Park, Ill.-based Sun Belle is promoting organic and biodynamic cranberries and blueberries this fall, along with a wide variety of other berry offerings.

Mastronardi’s Wow berries win best promo award at Fresh Summit

Mastronardi Produce, Kingsville, Ontario, was recognized as having the Best Overall Product Promo at the Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit for Wow berries.

Consalo partners with Mexican blueberry grower BlueDrop

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

Unitec celebrates success of the past year at Fresh Summit

Sorting equipment manufacturer Unitec Group has a lot to talk about since exhibiting at the 2018 Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit.