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Del Rey Avocado Co. Inc., Fallbrook, Calif., plans to open a 43,000-square-foot cold storage, bagging and ripening operation in Vista, Calif., about 10 miles south of its existing location, said Bob Lucy, partner.

“We needed extra space for our growing business,” he said.

The additional location should be in operation by June 1.

It should allow the company to receive avocados faster and get product to market faster, he said.