The likelihood of an avocado purchase fell four percentage points from last year, but there’s still plenty of interest in this green fruit. Avocados were the No. 2 “new” produce item that consumers said they bought this year that they did not buy previously.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has named five members and seven alternates to the Hass Avocado Board.
Retail sales of avocados continue to rise as consumers become more familiar with the product, marketing officials say.
With late summer and early fall production from other countries now done, Mexico’s avocado production is in full stride as it works to provide nearly all U.S. supplies in late autumn.
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Save Mart took the top prize in the California Avocado Commission’s 5-Star Performance contest, one of 23 retail winners announced at the Produce Marketing Association Fresh Summit.
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Market Scope - Avocados — F.o.b.s as of Oct. 27
MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS DISTRICT — Crossings (262-269-355) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading 40s and larger active, others fairly slow. Prices 40s and larger generally unchanged, others lower. Cartons two-layer hass 32-40s mostly $32.25-33.25, 48s mostly $32, 60s mostly $22.25, 70s mostly $19.25, 84s mostly $17.25-18.25. Extra services included.
SOUTH FLORIDA — Shipments (21-22-20) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading fairly slow. Prices generally unchanged. Cartons one-layer flats 8-12s mostly $8. Predominate variety booth, few choquette. Quality good.
CHILE — Imports (24-12-13) — Imports via boat. Movement expected to increase. Port of entry: Los Angeles. Trading moderate. Prices 50s higher, others lower. Cartons two-layer hass 36-40s $34.25-36.25, 50s $32.25-34.25, 60s $25.25-27.25, 70s $23.25-25.25, 84s $20.25-22.25. Quality good.
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