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Westfalia plant signals rise of Colombian avocado exports

South African fruit company Westfalia Fruit’s Colombia division has a new avocado processing facility in Sonson, Antioquia, Colombia.

Hawaii avocados come to U.S. mainland

Surf is up for Hawaii avocados.

Calavo forecasts growth ahead

Despite headwinds of lower prices in the latest quarter, Santa Paula, Calif.-based Calavo Growers Inc. reported record revenues and adjusted net income for fiscal 2018.

A year in avocado charts

Here are a few charts to illustrate what the avocado market has been like this year.

Mission kicks off Emeralds in the End Zone promotion

Mission Produce has a Super Bowl promotion plan — Emeralds in the End Zone — focusing on 2- and 3-pound bags of “beautifully-blemished avocados.”
Dec 11, 2018 by Chris Koger #Produce Retail, #Avocados

Report: Mexican avocado exports to shine again

Mexican avocado exports to the U.S. will remain strong in 2018-19, according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Concord Foods in invests in updating brand

Brockton, Mass.-based Concord Foods is leveraging the popularity of avocados and convenience-oriented produce items to elevate its products, such as guacamole dip spices.
Nov 27, 2018 by Tom Karst #Produce Retail, #Avocados

CORRECTED: retail avocado displays to look different for a while

Mexican avocado shipments will be crossing into the U.S. in earnest Nov. 17, after a late-October growers strike all but dried up the supply chain to retailers and foodservice operators in the U.S.

Avocados From Mexico returns to the Super Bowl

Avocados From Mexico returns to the gridiron again with its fifth Super Bowl ad, a 30-second commercial with an “Always Worth It” theme.

Mexican avocados vanishing in the U.S.

If a grower’s strike in the Mexican state of Michoacan doesn’t end soon, Mexican avocados will all but disappear from store shelves and menus by Thanksgiving, according to importers.