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Packer Insight — FreshPACKMoves and avocados

The Packer's editor Tom Karst and Produce Retailer editor Ashley Nickle discuss their week's travels, to FreshPACKMoves in Pismo Beach, Calif., and to a California Avocado Commission event in San Diego.

California ports invest in electric equipment to reduce emissions

The Port of Hueneme (Calif.), and Port of Los Angeles have started a $3 million investment to provide “zero-emission avocados.”

Avocados chart strong sales for Christmas, New Years

The Hass Avocado Board, which breaks down avocado sales for holidays throughout the seasons, has reported the fourth quarter of 2018 marked a four-year high.

Hass Avocado Board’s new website heavy with data

The Hass Avocado Board has a new website stocked with data and tools for growers and marketers.
May 14, 2019 by Chris Koger #Produce Crops, #Avocados

California Avocado Commission sets Memorial Day promos

The California Avocado Commission is helping retailers plan for Memorial Day sales, which is in the top four seasonal events for the fruit.

Avocado Quality Meter recieves accuracy upgrades

Felix Instruments, Camas Wash., has made upgrades to its Avocado Quality Meter.
May 06, 2019 by Chris Koger #Produce Crops, #Avocados

Cinco de Mayo sees Avocados from Mexico volumes spike

Avocados from Mexico anticipates record-breaking import volumes for Cinco de Mayo celebrations.

Gem avocados from Index Fresh return to store shelves

Index Fresh, Riverside, Calif., is again shipping Gem avocados, to complement full-size hass avocados grown in California.

Index Fresh announces new roles in California, Texas

Avocado company Index Fresh, Riverside, Calif., has hired a vice president of operations and promoted others to key roles in California and Texas facilities.

Exports play important role for Golden State crop

Even with this year’s smaller-than-usual crop, California avocado shippers may find some profitable opportunities outside of the domestic market.