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Hazel Tech partners with WP Produce on avocados

Chicago-based Hazel Technologies Inc. has partnered with Dominican Republic avocado exporter WP Produce to use the post-harvest technology on Desbry brand avocados shipped to U.S. markets.

Index Fresh invites avocado growers to seminars

Riverside, Calif.-based Index Fresh is again inviting California avocado growers to attend seminars to boost crop productivity.

West Pak to unveil The Avo Effect in 2020

West Pak Avocado, Murrieta, Calif., has a multi-part video marketing campaign, The Avo Effect, for 2020.

Mission Produce touts innovation at PMA

Oxnard, Calif.-based Mission Produce is focusing on its partnership with Hazel Technologies Inc., and its Avolast shelf-life extension product at the Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit expo.
Oct 10, 2019 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #PMA, #Avocados

West Pak earns Fairtrade Mark for ethical sourcing

West Pak Avocado, Murrieta, Calif., has received the Fairtrade America Fairtrade Mark, a recognition the company ensures it ethically sources product.

From from dip to condiment: Yucatan guacamole is different

Curation Foods, Santa Maria, Calif., has introduced Yucatan Guacamole Squeeze, in a flexible squeeze pouch that has a one-way nozzle to keep air out and prolong freshness.
Oct 06, 2019 by Chris Koger #Produce Retail, #Avocados

West Pak Avocado to talk about bags, brands at Fresh Summit

West Pak Avocado, Murrieta, Calif., plans to promote its bagged avocado program and the brands that differentiates the company in the industry at the Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit.

Cinco de Mayo, Easter and Memorial Day avocado sales increase

Avocado sales for 2019 spring holidays — Easter, Cinco de Mayo and Memorial Day — saw increases of at least 6% over 2018 numbers for the second-quarter holidays.

Oct 03, 2019 by Chris Koger #Produce Retail, #Avocados

Calavo Growers’ Mike Browne plans to retire

Michael Browne, Calavo Growers’ vice president of fresh operations, plans to retire in mid-December.

Mission Produce, others bring avocado orchard to Ventura College

Mission Produce Inc., Oxnard, Calif., joined other businesses to promote agriculture outreach, planting an avocado orchard at Ventura College.