Cranberries

Sun Belle opens new Miami Distribution Center

Sun Belle, a marketer and shipper of berries, has opened an 82,000 square foot state of the art refrigerated distribution facility in Miami. Adjoining Miami International Airport, the facility is also 15 minutes from the... more »

Dried fruit market forecast to grow

The International Nut and Dried Fruit Council celebrated the World Nut and Dried Fruit Congress between 21-23 May, 2018, in Seville, Spain. With nearly 1,500 attendees, the congress... more »

Graceland Fruit expands into Wisconsin with CranGrow purchase

Frankfort, Michigan-based   Graceland Fruit, a producer of dried fruit is expanding its operations through an alliance with Wisconsin-based Cranberry Growers Cooperative (CranGrow) that allows it to staff and operate a new, state-of-the-art processing plant in... more »

15 percent of cranberry crop restricted; 25 percent proposed for 2018

Cranberry handlers in most states will have to move 15 percent of the 2017 crop away from U.S. consumers due to a rule finalized by the USDA in April, and the Department of Agriculture has... more »

Ocean Spray CEO to leave co-op, replacement named

Randy Papadellis, president and chief executive officer of Ocean Spray Cranberries recently announced his plans to leave the cooperative on July 1 after a successful 18-year career. Bobby... more »

USDA proposes cranberry seasonal volume control 

The USDA is announcing a proposed change to the percentages of free and restricted volume control for the 2017-18 crop year for cranberries grown in 10 cranberry-producing states. The proposed change would designate 85 percent... more »

USDA: let cranberry industry withhold 15 percent of crop

USDA proposes to let the cranberry industry withhold 15 percent of the 2017 crop to halt a slide in prices paid farmers and handlers. Cranberries, whole and in juice concentrate, would be diverted to charities,... more »

$10M committed for cranberry health benefits research

Cranberry grower-owned cooperative Ocean Spray will invest more than $10 million over the next five years into researching health benefits of consuming the tart red berries. The research will target the cranberry's antimicrobial benefits. "With antibiotic resistance on... more »

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