California Avocados

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California Avocados

Avocado packers seek sustainable alternatives

The volume of bagged avocados continues to increase every year as consumers seek convenience and/or value options, and retailers discover another way to merchandise avocados and drive sales of multiple pieces of fruit.

Eco Farms doubles avocado bagging capacity

Eco Farms, Temecula, Calif., has doubled the ripening capacity in its packinghouse, said Gahl Crane, sales director.

Mission Produce hires Mike Browne

Mission Produce Inc., Oxnard, Calif., has hired Mike Browne as chief operating officer, according to a news release.

California avocado shippers eager for more export growth

Exports typically don’t account for much of the volume from California avocado grower-shippers, but most companies have at least a small export program, which they say can be quite lucrative.

Demand keeps climbing for organic avocados

Just as demand for conventional avocados continues to climb, so does demand for their organic counterparts.

Index Fresh on the cutting edge of GEM avocado variety

Several California growers offer the new GEM avocado, but credit for bringing the variety to the forefront should go to Index Fresh Inc., Riverside, Calif.

Not just for guacamole: Avocados are on the menu everywhere

As more consumers eat more avocados during more dayparts, the fruit is turning up on more restaurant menus.

California avocado consumers have variety of options

Hass is by far the most popular avocado variety gown in California, but consumers who crave other kinds of avocados have a number of options available from the state’s growers.

HAB research studies avocado nutrition benefits

The Hass Avocado Board has invested in a nutrition program that has helped health professionals and consumers understand how avocados are beneficial to their health.

Avocado commission’s ad campaign focuses on California

The Irvine-based California Avocado Commission has come up with a new advertising campaign to call attention to California avocados this season and help move more of them, said Jan DeLyser, vice president of marketing.