In the release, Calavo said it handled about 30% of the California avocado crop in the 2013 fiscal year. The firm also markets about 20% of the Mexican avocado crop in the U.S. market and about 5% of the avocados exported from Mexico to countries besides the U.S., according to the release.
Calavo also said that the company enjoyed increased sales from its fresh cut RFG unit, primarily led higher by higher volume sales of cut fruit and vegetable platters. Sales increased $37.4 million, or 24.2% higher than the previous year. Compared with a year ago, the RFG sales unit recorded an increase of 13.8 million units, according to the release. That translates to a gain of 24% compared with a year ago, according to the release.
Calavo Foods also found sales gains of prepared guacamole products, according to the release. That division scored sales gains of $5.2 million, or 11.2% higher compared with the previous year.