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 California Avocado Commission has launched a new marketing campaign focused on snacks.
A group of U.S. Department of Agriculture promotion board leaders met recently in Washington D.C. for the first time.
Something of a gender gap emerged in early reaction to Shanley Farms’ newest product, Gator Eggs — single-serve avocados in an egg carton-like package.
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Market Scope - Avocados — F.o.b.s as of April 14
MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS DISTRICT — Crossings (192-80-88) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices 40s and 48s generally unchanged, others higher. Cartons two-layer hass 32s mostly $37.25, 36s $37.25-38.25, 40s mostly $38.25-39.25, 48s mostly $38.25-39.25, 60s mostly $32.25-33.25, 70s mostly $27.25, 84s mostly $21.25. Extra services included.
SOUTH DISTRICT, CALIF. — Shipments (68-73-**) — Movement expected to increase. Trading moderate. Prices 60s and 84s higher, others generally unchanged. Cartons two-layer hass 32s mostly $38.25-39.25, 36s mostly $39.25-40.25, 40s mostly $39.25-40.25, 48s mostly $40.25, 60s mostly $33.25-34.25, 70s mostly $27.25-29.25, 84s mostly $21.25-22.25 Extra services included. **unavailable
CHILE — Imports (28-32*-30) — Imports via boat. Movement expected to decrease. Port of entry: Los Angeles. Trading moderate. Prices unchanged. Carton two-layer hass 32s $27.25-28.25, 36s $28.25-29.25, 40s $29.25-31.25, 50s $30.25-32.25, 60s $29.25-30.25, 70s $23.25-25.25, 84s $16.25. Quality good. *revised.
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