Berry People Reports Mexican and Californian Blueberry Production Driving Strong Spring Season
HOLLISTER, CA - I’m a firm believer that no spring season is fully complete without berries. As consumers flock to grocery stores in search of a delicious snack or a sweet ingredient to incorporate into their recipes, the demand for berries—blueberries in particular—has skyrocketed, and Berry People is ready to help its retail partners take advantage of this sweet season by arming them with promotional volumes of its high-quality blueberries.
"South American supply delays caused by weather, port clearance, and unloading delays caused by COVID-19 are behind us, and we now have steady volumes of great quality conventional and organic blueberries from our Mexican growers," explained President Jerald Downs. "Our growers in California report a fruit set that looks promising for harvest toward the end of April; we anticipate a steady transition from Mexican to Californian production over the next 60 days."
Berry People is anticipating a robust spring and summer blueberry season in 2021, according to a company release, with a larger and more diversified base of growers and acreage from California and the Pacific Northwest. These unique grower partnerships allow the company to maintain quality and volume throughout the June through September transition and have fueled the berry supplier’s impressive triple-digit growth over the past three years.
"We bring a long-term perspective and a commitment to delicate bonds of trust to our grower relationships, and we strive to be true partners, with a holistic approach toward improving grower and Berry People operations from top to bottom," Downs added. "As a result, our business has grown organically through existing growers’ increasing referrals to their families, neighbors, and friends. We are thankful for this organic, yet substantial, year-over-year growth, which has risen in tandem with our retailer and consumer demands."
Berry People’s blueberries are available at retail in 12 x 6 oz, 12 x 1 pint, and 8 x 18 oz pack sizes.
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