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ESTA INFO DEL 24 de OCTUBRE (RECIBIDOR COSTA ESTE)
The Argentine Blueberry season started late last week with moderate volumes arriving to the East coast. The first shipments that arrived into the U.S. had both good quality and condition.
Additional volume was flown in over the weekend, and has continued to accumulate this past week. Buyers are anxious to get more blueberries into their stores, as there has been little volume since the end of the domestic season. While the majority of the volume has been 4.4 oz., The larger 6.0 oz clamshell has also begun to arrive to the U.S. market and as expected, many buyers are favoring this pack. Current pricing for a 6.0 oz clamshell is $36 – $34 Fob. The 4.4 oz. pack is being sold for a wide range of prices ($30 – $22) due to a couple of factors. There was some advanced pricing given to the supermarkets from multiple importers ranging between $24-$22 fob Philadelphia. Due to the cold weather that has continued to delay the crop, less volume has arrived then was expected which has caused the spot market to remain higher. We recommend that the majority (if not all) of the 4.4 oz clamshells be shipped to the U.S. market by the end of week 44. This pack type is less desirable at store level, and many buyers are hesitant to buy the smaller pack, and some are refusing to do so. As has been stated for several weeks in this update, once customers can cover their needs with the 6 oz. pack, the 4.4 oz. pack will become increasingly difficult to sell.
Argentina has been experiencing heavy rains for the past few days. Moderate volume will continue to arrive early next week, as many growers have been unable to pick these past few days. It is likely that heavier volumes will arrive towards the end of next week, and the market should adjust downward to accommodate the larger volume.
The peak of the Argentine season is anticipated to begin the end of week 45. Large volumes of fruit will be shipped to the U.S., and it is important that promotions be set up prior to the peak. Offers have been given out at $16 – $15 Fob for the 4.4 oz, and $18 – $17 on the 6.0 oz, for loading the three weeks prior to the Thanksgiving Holiday. Setting up promotions will help move these larger peak volumes, and help maintain good price levels.
Projected Pricing – Fob Philadelphia:
Week of Oct. 26th
4.4 – $26 – $22
6 oz. – $34 – $28
Week of Nov. 2nd
4.4 – $24 – $20
6 oz.- $28 – $26
Week of Nov. 9th
4.4 – $18 – $16
6 oz.- $20 – $18
It is important that the Argentine shippers send only the fruit with good quality and condition. Fruit that has been weakened by the poor weather should not be shipped to this market.
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Thank You & Regards,
comentario por Andres | Octubre 28, 2009 | Editar