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Marketing wild blueberries as a fresh product has become an increasingly viable alternative for Maine wild blueberry producers. This bulletin presents the results of research that identified marketing regions with the greatest profit potential for fresh wild blueberries and whether there are packaging or promotional strategies that are likely to be more successful than others within these regions. The authors analyze retail demand for fresh wild blueberries in Maine, Boston, and New York City, as well as describe the results of a survey of wholesale buyers of fresh blueberries in Boston. The conclusions based on the analysis of demand at these two levels of the marketing chain provide some interesting evidence with which to begin to develop a fresh wild blueberry marketing strategy.
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Maine Agricultural Experiment Station
wild blueberries, marketing
Agricultural and Resource Economics
Woods, T.A. M.C. Marra, and J.D. Leiby. 1989. Toward a cooperative marketing strategy for fresh wild blueberries. Maine Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletin 827.