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Organic Mexican avocados play an important role

Organic avocados continue to play an important role in the business plans of the major U.S. avocado importers.

Increase in Mexican avocado imports

U.S. importers are expected to bring in about 2 billion pounds of avocados from Mexico this season — an increase of about 6% over last year.

Longtime Index Fresh CEO Dana Thomas plans to retire

Dana Thomas, CEO of avocado marketer Index Fresh, Riverside, Calif., plans to retire in 2020.

Another year, another record for avocado import value

U.S. avocado imports for the January through September period are way up this year.
Nov 13, 2019 by Tom Karst #Fresh Talk, #Avocados

Avocado board offers tips during diabetes awareness month

The Hass Avocado Board is educating consumers on the health benefits of avocado consumption during November, National Diabetes Awareness Month.

No small bananas: rising importance of avocados in fruit imports

Avocados are kind of a big deal. We all knew that, of course, but take a peek at the chart below and you will see it in visual terms. 

Dominican avocado supply ramps up for WP Produce

WP Produce, Miami, is reporting a strong start of the peak Dominican Republic avocado season, which it packs under the Desbry brand.

2018 v. 2019 avocado purchases

Fresh trends data on avocado purchases from 2018 and 2019.

Monica Arnett promoted at the California Avocado Commission

Monica Arnett has been promoted to vice president of finance and administration for the California Avocado Commission, Irvine, Calif.

Calavo CEO Lee Cole announces plan to retire in 2020

Lee Cole, president and CEO of Calavo Growers, Santa Paula, Calif., plans to retire in the first quarter of 2020.