Sun Belle builds on berries

From The Packer | 16 December 2022

Overview of berries in the U.S. market, complemented by charts from Agronometrics. Original published on December 15, 2022. 

Sun Belle Inc., Schiller Park, Ill., continues to build on its proprietary berry varieties, said Janice Honigberg, president and founder.

They include large, sweet conventional and organic Malu raspberries, which peak from December through February, and Amelali and Aketzali blackberries, available through June.

The company’s Peru blueberry program is winding down, but its Mexico blueberries should be plentiful in December and will peak January through March. Its jumbo Boom Berries, which Honigberg said are an “explosion of flavor” and highly promotable, also are available from Mexico.

Berry Volumes in US | From Mexico

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Source: USDA Market News via Agronometrics.
(Agronometrics users can view this chart with live updates here)

Sun Belle offers conventional packaged pomegranate arils from California and will start conventional and organic arils from Peru in February.

The company has five distribution centers nationwide, including its newest location in Laredo, Texas.

The News in Charts is a collection of stories from the industry complemented by charts from Agronometrics to help better tell their story.

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