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LGS blog, sweepstakes promote healthy eating

LGS Specialty Sales Ltd., New Rochelle, N.Y., has launched a food and lifestyle blog called “Darling Dish.”

Del Rey Avocado sees big growth in organic sales

Fallbrook, Calif.-based Del Rey Avocado Co. Inc. is reaping the benefits from its decision 12 years ago to make a commitment to growing organic fruit.

Index Fresh schedules seminars for avocado growers

Index Fresh, Riverside, Calif., is hosting its 20th Avocado Grower Seminar series to address integrated pest management (IPM) and biological control agents.
Sep 07, 2018 by Chris Koger #Produce Crops, #Avocados

“Savor every moment” platform launched by Avocados From Mexico

Avocados From Mexico has a targeted line-up of retail promotions this fall designed to build the category and spur avocado lovers to “Savor Every Moment.”

Big volume gains seen by Calavo

Fueled by a nearly 20% gain in avocado volumes sold, Santa Paula, Calif.-based Calavo Growers Inc. reports a big rise in operating income and gross profit in the most recent quarter.
Sep 05, 2018 by Tom Karst #PRODUCE, #Avocados

Organic avocado sales jump 28%

A growing number of consumers seem to be drawn to the organic avocado category, and grower-shippers say organic sales are on the rise.

Pro golfer Joaquin Niemann hired as Chilean avocado spokesman

Professional golfer Joaquin Niemann is taking on the role of ambassador to Avocados from Chile, celebrating his Chilean roots in Chilean Avocado Importers Association marketing programs.
Aug 27, 2018 by Chris Koger #Produce Crops, #Chile, #Avocados

Chilean avocado volume expected up slightly

It’s too early to say for sure how many avocados Chilean growers will export to the U.S. this year, but volume likely will be up a bit from last year’s 66 million pounds.

Peruvian avocado season extended through September

A late start for Peruvian avocados this summer means shippers should be able to stretch supplies into October, said Xavier Equihua, CEO of the Washington, D.C.-based Peruvian Avocado Commission.

System allows avocado shippers to determine ripeness

A rapid and non-invasive way to measure dry matter content, which would help determine ripeness in avocados, is close to commercialization.