Oppy kicks off B.C. blueberry deal early
June 28, 2015

The Oppenheimer Group is kicking off its British Columbia blueberry deal 10 to 14 days earlier than normal this year.blueberries_820133l65sq-300x300

“The B.C. blueberry crop is enjoying the benefits of the mild winter and warm spring experienced in the Pacific Northwest and Lower Mainland,” Jason Fung, Vancouver, British Columbia-based Oppy’s director of category development, said in a news release. “We’re expecting consistent volumes of large berries through July and August.”

With blueberry production in California, Oregon and Washington also running ahead of schedule, the British Columbia deal should dovetail with other deals, especially in July, Fung said.

“While our early and mid-season varieties are very prolific, we’re confident in a consistent supply through early September from our three strong grower partners,” Fung said. “Things will tighten up a little toward the end of the season, but we expect to have good volumes of fruit for the next few months.”

In the Eastern U.S. and Canada, Oppy will feature British Columbia and New Jersey blueberries simultaneously.

Oppy will ship British Columbia blueberries in 6-ounce, pint and 18-ounce packs and 2-pound clamshells.


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