Here is our brochure years ago. It contains the basic blueberry items. It was well received and now bakers all over Japan!
Stay tuned for more excitement in the ongoing fresh blueberry promotion!
Bakery Expo was a big event this year for USHBC FoodTech activity in India. This year, nine (9) importers and distributors attended and shared space at this annual event. Bakers from throughout India visited the booth and of course ask: “Where can you buy USA blueberries.” Well, step right up.
The booth was specially constructed to provide exposition space for suppliers along with a common area.
The whole sales cycle was completed and a the USA blueberry suppliers were very thankful for the opportunity to participate.
Above: here is the group of USA blueberry suppliers at the show.
Below: Meet the “Big Boss” from the Tamilnadu Bakers Association.
Below: Brisk Traffic at the USA Blueberry booth
With the boom in the hotel and restaurant business in Southeast Asia, skilled chefs, baristas and bartenders are in demand. This month USHBC worked with a local culinary school in Ho Chi Minh City to sponsor and provide ingredients for a weekend bartender camp and competition.
Belly up to the bar and check out this exciting event. Some ultra-creative blueberry uses. These new blueberry converts will be in the workplace soon!
Frozen polbag blueberries are promoted all over Taiwan this month at many of the 86 Carrefour stores, The frozen sales had some unexpected challenges this year and our FoodTech Mandy and her team stepped in to re-charge the store and customer interest!
Many are amazed to see how easy it is to make a smoothie at home!
Promoters lead the shoppers to the frozen case where they can buy all of the ingredients to make smoothies.
Cheese & Coffee is a trendsetting coffee chain located in the major cities of Vietnam. Vietnamese are passionate about good coffee, cheese and now — blueberries! (Note the construction crane on the upper left corner of this photo taken in Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon) They are everywhere!
Chilled coffee drinks with frozen blueberry is the draw! Our super-charged Food Tech Hana provided 1 kg bags of frozen IQF blueberries as part of a USDA funded Quality Samples Program (QSP). Cheese and Coffee research chefs developed a whole line of blueberry products including blueberry cheesecake, smoothies and Hana’s favorite: “Chocoberry”. Trials led to production and that led to a new product category in Vietnam that is on the rise.
The excitement is building! Note the Winter Cocoberry promotion poster! The new line is especially popular with the young Vietnamese Café culture. Winter time is still warm weather in Southern part of Vietnam and rainy too. A refreshing chilled beverage is a must! Hana is getting calls from other chains, hotels and restaurants who want to try frozen blueberries!
Congratulations to Team Blueberry Vietnam! Also, thanks to the USDA-Foreign Agriculture Service (FAS) for funding the initial frozen container of blueberries. This has primed the pump and importers are following up with commercial orders to chase the demand!
December 15, 2018- Shanghai Disney kicks off American Christmas Tradition with USDA-ATO sponsored event at Disney-Town!
The staff at the USDA-FAS Agricultural Trade Office (ATO) is always looking for ways to promote US products such as blueberries. Shanghai Disney collaborated with ATO to create a Christmas event to spotlight the American home baking tradition. Above Ryan Scott with special guest and Chef Moma a local celebrity chef start things off at the Disney Resort! The event was attended by invited families from the Shanghai area as well as visitors to the Magic Kingdom East!
First, visitors walked the USDA display area and tasted bakery ingredients such as almonds, raisins and of course dried blueberries which are available online from T-Mall!
Bakery suppliers from the region attended and we were able to increase our network of local suppliers. Julia Zhu from Beijing and Mandy Chen tag-teamed this event and made some excellent contacts!
Ryan Scott, the ATO as you can see had a great time at the event and all were pleased that USHBC participated in this event. The value of participating in a Disney-Sponsored event is huge!
Julia reported that blueberries were the most popular item at the event.
After a seminar by Chef Moma the kids got a chance to decorate with USA ingredients!
This young princess told her mom that they must enjoy the magic of blueberries at home! Just scan the QR code and We Chat will make your wish come true!
Here is the Berry Latest for Latin American Food Industry!
This is the special issue on blueberry powders which are becoming more and more popular in this region of 700 million.
This year more and more USA blueberries are on the list of must haves.
Stores bundle collections of imported goods. These baskets contain bags of dried blueberries.
The Philippines hosts a whole slew of local favorites including snacks and sweets.
Welcome to the USA Foods Showcase sponsored by the US Embassy Hanoi at the Melia Hotel, Hanoi, November 28, 2018.
Thank you to the US Embassy in Hanoi and the ongoing support from the USDA-FAS and APHIS staff in Vietnam! They are always looking out for blueberries. The excitement continues.
USA Ambassador to Vietnam Daniel J. Kritenbrink visits the USA pavilion of the Food & Hotel Exposition held November 27-30, 2018. He spent time visiting with Team Blueberry and was well versed in the great progress that USHBC has made in Vietnam in the past year.
Welcome to Food & Hotel Hanoi.
This is the first major food exposition held in the Capitol City of Hanoi and it is a big deal.
Opening day at the Food & Hotel Hanoi Exposition will run November 28-30, 2018.
As you can see from the photo — frozen blueberries from the USA are a big hit! Our mighty FoodTech Hana is working the booth and blueberries were the buzz!