I just checked the export statistics last night in anticipation of upcoming grower meetings. Back in 2004 when USHBC began promotions — 350,000 lbs. of frozen blueberries. So far in 2014, more than 10 million lbs as of July 2014!
First of all — 감사합니다
Say Gam Sa Mee Dah thank you!!!
South Korea is now the largest offshore (non-Canadian) market for frozen blueberries. What is happening?
Health and beauty continue to drive demand. Where much of the blueberries in past years have been consumer polybag — now the major food manufacturers are getting into the act! That means long term usage.
Here are just a few items on the shelves in Korea this month.
Blueberry Milk sold at convenience stores.
Blueberry Mochi - This is a rice based confectionery from Japan!
Blueberry Cake - Single Serving.