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. — 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.
Limoneira Co., has chosen Compac Sorting Equipment Inc., to install a new packing line.
Port Manatee plans to start direct, weekly service to Mexico that is touted as being the quickest from the U.S. Gulf to Mexico.
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.More Packer Stories for Avocados
Market Scope - Avocados — F.o.b.s as of Oct. 20
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 (23-21-22) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices 8-9s higher; 10-12s generally unchanged. Cartons one-layer flats. 8-12s mostly $8. Predominate variety booth, few choquette. Quality good.
CHILE — Imports (16*-24*-12) — Imports via boat. Movement expected to increase. Port of entry: Los Angeles. Trading fairly slow. Prices lower. Cartons two-layer hass 50s $31.25-32.25, 60s $30.25, 70s $25.25. Quality good. *revised.
PERU — Imports (3*-0*-0) — Imports via boat. Movement expected to end as shipping season concludes. Port of entry: Southern California. Trading moderate. Prices generally unchanged. Supplies insufficient and in too few hands to establish a market. LAST REPORT. *revised.