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.
I like to think that I’m not easily scared. But in a way, I am.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has issued an interim rule to change the maturity shipping schedule to allow certain sizes and weights of the southern Florida choquette avocado variety to be shipped to the fresh market earlier.
Produce industry veteran Albert Ramirez has joined New Limeco LLC as director of sales.
As the avocado market has gone global, outside factors such as currency exchange rates, country preferences and even domestic consumption play a role in how much exported fruit reaches the U.S.
Coming off of a strong 2013-14 season, Avocados from Chile is putting the final touches on a refreshed look to its brand, website, point-of-sale materials and communication pieces for the 2014-15 season.More Packer Stories for Avocados
Market Scope - Avocados — F.o.b.s as of Sept. 15
MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS DISTRICT — Crossings (193-176-237) — Movement expected to increase. Trading fairly slow. Prices 60s generally unchanged, 70s and 84s higher, others lower. Cartons two-layer hass 32s mostly $36.25, 36s $36.25-37.25, 40s mostly $36.25-37.25, 48s mostly $36.25-37.25, 60s mostly $37.25-38.25, 70s mostly $35.25-36.25, 84s mostly $28.25-29.25. Extra services included.
SOUTH DISTRICT, CALIF. — Shipments (44-43-**) — Movement expected to decrease. Trading active. Prices 48s lower, others higher. Cartons two-layer hass 32s mostly $40.25-41.25, 36s mostly $40.25-41.25, 40s mostly $40.25-41.25, 48s mostly $41.25, 60s mostly $40.25-41.25, 70s mostly $38.25-39.25, 84s mostly $28.25-30.25. Extra services included. **unavailable
SOUTH FLORIDA — Shipments (32-29-30) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices 10-12s higher; 8-9s generally unchanged. Cartons one-layer flats 8-10s mostly $6, 10-12s mostly $6-7. Predominate varieties beta and nesbitt. Quality good.
PERU — Imports (21*-33*-16) — Imports via boat. Movement expected to decrease. Ports of entry: Philadelphia and New York. Trading fairly slow. Prices unchanged. Cartons two-layer hass 28s $23.25-25.25, 32-36s $25.25-27.25, 40s $25.25-27.25, 50s $26.25-28.25, 60s $26.25-28.25, 70s $31.25-33.25. Quality good. Port of entry: Southern California. Trading moderate. Prices unchanged. Cartons two-layer hass 28-50s $25.25-26.25, 60s $29.25-30.25, 70s $27.25-28.25, 84s $24.25-26.25. Quality good.
CHILE — Imports (6-8-7) — Imports via boat. Movement expected to increase. Sufficient volume and number of importers to establish a market were expected the week of Sept. 22. FIRST REPORT.