Business updates: Chilean Avocados - The Packer

Business updates: Chilean Avocados

09/09/2011 10:37:00 AM
Amelia Freidline

Index Fresh, Bloomington, Calif., continues to be one of the largest avocado importers out of Chile, said president Dana Thomas, who estimates that up to 40% of the company’s volume is sourced from Chile. 

Product is distributed from California, Texas, Colorado and Pennsylvania.

The company also has a large bagging program and plans to increase its reusable plastic container program this season as major customers switch to RPCs, Thomas said.

Index Fresh this year is taking advantage of added efficiencies brought about by the completion last year of a two-year remodeling of its packinghouse facilities that has enabled the firm to double its production and enhance repacking and bagging capabilities, Thomas said. 

The company now can pack RPCs efficiently at the same time it packs cardboard containers.


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