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Greater raspberry volume expected for the 4th of July

While the volume of raspberries is anticipated to hold steady, there is also an expected increase in volume for the 4th of July holiday‚Äďa popular fruit-eating holiday but also one that tends to see strong berry consumption.

For GEM-Pack Berries, it has a steady supply of raspberries from across the summer regions which include California, Baja Mexico, and Central Mexico. "Compared to last year at this time, the supply of raspberries is slightly higher considering we added Well-Pict's volume when we brought them into the Gem-Pack fold, and we added Central Mexico volume as well," says Michelle Deleissegues of GEM-Pack. The two companies joined forces in July 2023.

She also adds that the spring and summer seasons saw a normal start and the harvests are progressing smoothly.

Demand stays steady
As for demand? "It has been steady and we do not foresee any gaps in supply or demand," says Deleissegues.

Meanwhile, pricing had been down in late spring because the season coincided with the low strawberry market where berry volumes exceeded demand. "Currently, prices have normalized and are steady and typical for early summer. This time last year prices were higher but there was some atypical crop failure among some competitors," says Deleissegues, who also adds that growing costs continue to climb which presents farming challenges.

For more information:
Michelle Deleissegues
GEM-Pack Berries
Tel.: +1 (831) 320-8181
[email protected]
www.gem-packberries.com