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A.J. Trucco announces year-round blueberry supply programs

A.J. Trucco, a premier produce distributor, has announced that its growing blueberry program has now evolved into a year-round supply lineup. Director of Business Development Sasha LoPresti said the company will continue to offer the finest blueberry supplies — now on a year-round basis.Trustar-Blueberries

“A.J. Trucco’s blueberry program has seen a 142 percent growth over the last two years,” said LoPresti. “It is now our second-largest commodity.”

Contributing to the strong growth of its blueberry program is A.J. Trucco’s longstanding strategy of carefully selecting the best growers with which to partner. Its domestic blueberries are sourced from Georgia, North Carolina, New Jersey and Michigan. It also sources from British Columbia.

“From offshore, we source from Argentina, Peru and Chile,” added LoPresti. “Working with esteemed growers enables A.J. Trucco to offer the freshest, most well-priced blueberries on the market. The blueberries are available for distribution throughout the East Coast.”

Founded in New York City in 1937, A.J. Trucco is one of the largest importers of a variety of branded and unbranded produce items from around the world.

While Italian chestnuts were the staple of the company for decades, it has expanded over the years to include an assortment of products. Today its line comprises kiwifruit, garlic, fresh figs and citrus, in addition to dried fruits and nuts. Its popular brand names include KiwiStar, TruStar and Fresco.

“With distribution centers in New York, California and New Jersey, we are committed to providing logistical support to customers while we uphold our infrastructure to import and distribute the very best products from coast to coast,” explained LoPresti. “We search the globe to create strategic alliances directly with growers who meet our extremely high standards.”

A.J. Trucco’s strong partnerships allow it to be involved in the growing process, which guarantees the high quality of its products.

The company is food-safety compliant, and it works to meet the demands of the ever-changing marketplace.

“Many of our programs are provided on a year-round basis,” said LoPresti. “And now that includes blueberries.”

While the majority of the blueberries offered by A.J. Trucco are not currently packed under the TruStar label, the company expects this branded business to grow over the next few years.

“TruStar blueberries grown in New Jersey will be available beginning in late June,” added LoPresti. “As our slogan states, just Pick. Pop. Enjoy.”

LoPresti invites inquiries about the company’s blueberry and other programs to contact her at SLoPresti@truccodirect.com.