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.
Riverside, Calif.-based Index Fresh is marking its 100th anniversary.
Peruvian avocado shipments to the U.S. could double in 2014.
Del Monte Fresh Produce NA Inc.’s sponsorship of the 2014 Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival gave celebrities the chance to sample some tropical produce.
West Pak Avocado, Murrieta, Calif., has raised more than $15,000 for typhoon Haiyan relief in the Philippines in partnership with BKP-California Inc.
The latest data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Pesticide Data Program shows that overall pesticide levels on fresh produce and other food tested are below federal tolerance levels and don’t pose a safety concern to consumers.More Packer Stories for Avocados
Market Scope - Avocados – F.o.b.s as of March 3
MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS DISTRICT — Crossings (165-227-297) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices higher. Cartons two-layer hass 32s $33.25-34.25, 36s $33.25-34.25, 40s $33.25-34.25, 48s mostly $35.25, 60s $30.25-31.25, 70s mostly $23.25-24.25, 84s mostly $17.25. Extra services included.
CHILE — Imports (49-53-55) — Imports via boat. Movement expected to decrease. Port of entry: Los Angeles. Trading moderate. Prices 32-50s slightly higher, others generally unchanged. Carton two-layer hass, 32-36s $30.25-32.25, 40s mostly $31.25-32.25, 50s mostly $32.25-33.25, 60s mostly $30.25-32.25, 70s $23.25-25.25, 84s $16.25. Cartons loose 70s mostly $24.25-25.25. Quality good.
SOUTH DISTRICT, CALIF. — Shipments (6-18-**) — Movement expected to increase. Trading moderate. Cartons two-layer hass 32s mostly $35.25-36.25, 36s $35.25-36.25, 40s $35.25-36.25, 48s $36.25-37.25, 60s $32.25-33.25, 70s mostly $25.25, 84s mostly $18.25-19.25. Extra services included.