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Luxury Goods - Why are Nordic Blueberries so expensive?

Graham Watson

27th October 2022

It is a question I have often asked of myself wandering down a supermarket aisle. Why are Nordic Blueberries so expensive? "Nordic blueberries" or bilberries, grow in Nordic forest, and rapid lose their anti-oxidant qualities.

As a result, factories need to freeze them exceptionally quickly, and it's this mixture of labour-intensivity and need for advanced capital that make them so expensive, although interestingly the pickers are often Thai rose farmers who operate as temporary labour during their monsoon season.

Luxury Goods - Why are Nordic Blueberries so expensive?

Graham Watson

Graham Watson has taught Economics for over twenty years. He contributes to tutor2u, reads voraciously and is interested in all aspects of Teaching and Learning.

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