Gourmet Trading Company Purchases One Of The Largest Blueberry Operations/Farms in California

Gourmet Trading Company brand Blueberries and SuperBlues available late April of 2008
 
April 18, 2008 - PRLog -- LOS ANGELES –Gourmet Trading Company, based in Los Angeles, California announces they have purchased one of California’s largest Blueberry operations, including substantial plantings and packing capacity.   This purchase moves Gourmet Trading Company closer to being one of the largest growers, packers, and shippers of fresh Blueberries in California.

Chris Martin, President and CEO of Gourmet Trading Company stated, “We see this California blueberry operation acquisition as key to our on-going growth in the Blueberry market.  Gourmet Blueberry California, being planted with superior varieties, will not only yield the best tasting Blueberries available but will also yield a constant supply of the larger sized Blueberries for our SuperBlues programs.”

Gourmet Trading Company and Gourmet Blueberry California will ensure that the highest quality, food safety, and traceability standards are upheld.  Scott Hulsey, Berry Procurement Manager stated, “The packing operation has the most advanced equipment on the market with soft sorting, color sorting, and traceability to each clamshell.”

Brian Miller, Sales Manager at Gourmet Trading Company went on to say “We are excited about the promotable volumes this year, as well as the new pack styles that will give both retail and food service customers different options and exactly what they need.”

Julia Inestroza, Marketing and Merchandising Manager for Gourmet Trading Company stated, “The California Blueberries and SuperBlues are a great addition to our existing global family of products.  Their great taste will make them a consumer favorite both in the retail and food service arenas, and the promotions we’re offering will help add value to everyone in the supply chain.  Our labels, which incorporate the “CA GROWN” logo, are sure to generate excitement at the store level and help drive sales.”

Gourmet Trading Company Blueberries will be available the end of April through early July.  For more information about Gourmet Trading Company and photos of the farm and the new labels, please visit http://www.gourmettrading.net

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About Gourmet Trading Company:  Founded in 1982.   Year round availabitly of high quality asparagus and berries.  Provides the best service for customers and communication with suppliers, Gourmet Trading Company has additional offices in Miami, Florida, Pasco, Washington, El Centro, California, Bakersfield, California, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Auckland, New Zealand; Lima, Peru; Tokyo, Japan; and Caborca, Mexico.
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