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.
ANAHEIM, Calif. — With the start of the 2015 season, the California Avocado Commission plans to add sandwich applications to its successful program that encourages use of the fruit in breakfast dishes and in snacks.
Avocados from Mexico plans to have a pair of Mexican soccer icons at its booth Oct. 18-19 for the Produce Marketing Association Fresh Summit in Anaheim, Calif.
Twenty-four Colombian exporters are scheduled to attend the Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit convention in October.
Mission Produce is more than half-way through an expansion and construction project that will more than double its size in Oxnard, Calif., when completed early next year.
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Market Scope - Avocados — F.o.b.s as of Oct. 14
MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS DISTRICT — Crossings (406-270-262) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices higher. Cartons two-layer hass 32s $29.25-30.25, 36s $29.25-30.25, 40s $29.25-30.25, 48s $29.25-30.25, 60s mostly $24.25, 70s mostly $22.25-23.25, 84s $21.25-22.25. Extra services included.
SOUTH FLORIDA — Shipments (22-23*-21) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices generally unchanged. Cartons one-layer flats 8-9s mostly $7.50, 10-12s mostly $8. Predominate variety booth, few choquette. Quality good. *revised.
CHILE — Imports (13-8-5) — Imports via boat. Movement expected to increase. Port of entry: Los Angeles. Trading moderate. Prices unchanged. Cartons two-layer hass 32-40s $34.25, 50-60s $32.25-34.25, 70s $32.25, 84s $24.25. Quality good.
PERU — Imports (12-12-4) — Imports via boat. Movement expected to decrease. Port of entry: Southern California. Trading moderate. Prices generally unchanged. Cartons two-layer hass 50-60s $30.25-32.25, 70s $32.25, Quality good.
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