July 01, 2015 / Week N° 27
June 12th, 2015
Despite New Zealand experiencing its highest ever avocado production season, returns almost hit record levels.
June 10th, 2015
Although Spanish avocado growers have enjoyed record returns in the 2014-15 campaign, an industry warns productivity needs to be increased.
June 4th, 2015
Amid anticipated record Peruvian avocado exports to the U.S., an industry body has cooked for sailors on the USS Cole Navy ship.
June 3rd, 2015
Although a sharp increase in avocado volumes was ‘substantially’ offset by weather-related declines in other product categories, revenues, gross margin and net income all jumped to new heights.
May 27th, 2015
Using near-infrared hyperspectral imaging (NIR), an Israeli technology is now used to check thousands of pieces apples or avocados at a time, with citrus fruit and mangoes in the pipeline.
May 26th, 2015
Peru’s Ministry of Agriculture believes the first Hass shipment will set sail to China in July.
May 22nd, 2015
Pomegranates, nectarines and avocados were on the agenda during recent meetings between AQSIQ and SAG.
May 19th, 2015
Following recent trade restrictions, one Costa Rican avocado grower believes California could be a potential new market supplier.
May 12th, 2015
Recent comments made by Japanese Ambassador to Peru, Tatsuya Kabutan, bode well for the country’s avocado exporters.
April 29th, 2015
AHPIS believes it is safe to resume shipments of Hass avocados and green tomatoes from the Dominican Republic, following Medfly detections in the country last month.
April 28th, 2015
One avocado producer estimates Colombia’s export volumes shot up by around a half last season.
April 23rd, 2015
Plant & Food Research is testing a biological method used in apple orchards to fight leafrollers in avocado crops.
April 15th, 2015
Severe weather ‘that came out of nowhere’ and damaged Israeli stonefruit and table grape production could lead to price rises.
April 1st, 2015
While recent torrential rain in northern Peru has affected large areas of rice production, the extent of the damage to fruit crops is as yet unclear.
March 31st, 2015
Spain’s prioritization of new market openings means two more of the country’s fruits will soon be able to reach the U.S.
March 27th, 2015
APEAM is pleased that no sanctions or penalties were posed in a recent competition authority decision.
March 26th, 2015
Mexican avocado packers no longer need to be members of APEAM to export to the U.S.
March 19th, 2015
A Mexican avocado industry body says despite a “very unusual and intense hailstorm” last week in Michoacán, the impact should be “relatively minimal”.
March 13th, 2015
Growers say much of the damage to avocado production caused by adverse weather this week in the Michoacan region of Uruapan is irreversible.
March 12th, 2015
Calavo Growers is already banking on the expected opening of the U.S. market for avocados grown in Jalisco.
March 11th, 2015
Terra Exports plans to raise its shipments of Kenyan avocados fifteenfold for the Hong Kong market this year.
March 6th, 2015
After driving up margins in early 2015, Calavo Growers foresees continued increased avocado packing in the second quarter.
Both China and Japan are one step closer to allowing imports of Peruvian avocados.
March 3rd, 2015
An avocado industry representative from the Mexican state of Jalisco does not expect much “resistance” as procedures continue for the opening of the U.S. market.
March 2nd, 2015
New Zealand’s Seeka has managed to exceed expectations in a kiwifruit market where margins are tightening, and plans to increase post-harvest capacity and kiwiberry production.
February 19th, 2015
An experienced avocado industry veteran reveals his forecasts for the market’s future and supply sources.
February 18th, 2015
Mexico’s second-largest avocado production state could soon be allowed to ship the Hass variety to the U.S.
February 16th, 2015
California’s avocado grower body has forecast volumes 10% higher year-on-year.
February 9th, 2015
Amid soaring U.S. avocado demand, the first U.S.-South Africa agricultural committee has been set up.
Colombia’s Agriculture Minster says gaining U.S. avocado access would be like ‘winning the lottery’.
February 5th, 2015
An Australian grower-owned avocado marketer says it has driven costs down ‘in an overall sense’.
January 29th, 2015
Avocados shipped from two key Chilean regions to China will likely not be subjected to cold treatment next season.
January 27th, 2015
Halls International’s Ate Kalsbeek discusses some of the new items lined up after the acquisition of Columbus Exotics.
January 20th, 2015
A major Australian exporter believes Vietnam will look to Chile and Peru if the trade ban is not resolved soon.
Avanza director John Carroll gives the wrap on strong performances for avocados in a range of markets this season.
January 19th, 2015
Fruit exporter Pico plans to expand its core offering while adding new crops such as pomegranates and avocados in the mix.
January 15th, 2015
Calavo Growers CEO Lee Cole says all indicators are “pointing affirmatively” this year, after the company notched solid results for 2014.
January 9th, 2015
American football fans are set to tackle 240 million avocados head on the week leading up to the Super Bowl.
January 7th, 2015
Sierra Exportadora is helping Peruvian growers find new commercial opportunities for their fruit production.
December 15th, 2014
The value of South Africa’s national avocado market shot up by around 20% year-on-year.
December 10th, 2014
Despite an attractive domestic avocado market this season, a large Chilean grower has warned there will be consequences if the industry loses focus on foreign trade.
November 27th, 2014
Mission Produce has raised its avocado sales in China by 15% since a partnership was reached with Lantao.
November 17th, 2014
Australia’s fresh fruit, vegetable and orange juice sectors are all set to gain after the signing of an FTA with China.
The first crops have been planted as part of a US$280 million dam project in Peru to support agriculture, including sugarcane, avocados and blueberries.
November 14th, 2014
After tripling sales in the last year, Fruitday co-founder Loren Zhao looks ahead for fruit imports in 2014-15.
November 3rd, 2014
“The trick with Asia is you’ve got so many opportunities, it’s just which one’s going to strike first?” says John Carroll.
October 30th, 2014
Expenses, sourcing costs and lower prices put the strain on Camposol’s profits in the third quarter.
October 15th, 2014
New Zealand’s Plant and Food Research is hoping to double 1,200 Kenyan avocado growers’ returns in a decade.
Subsole’s new marketing plan involves letting customers know exactly how much longer the avocados need to mature.
October 7th, 2014
Due to new avocado plantings and a recent focus on certification, Colombia is expecting 600% export growth by 2018.
October 3rd, 2014
Westfalia and Subsole are hoping to take the Chilean avocado sector by storm with the Gem™ variety.
October 1st, 2014
In the face of high labor costs, Australian growers like Kerry Smerdon have looked to premium crops like macadamia nuts and custard apples to gain an edge.
September 22nd, 2014
We take a visit to Peru with a buyer mission organized by SIPPO, which is also looking to find new partners in Colombia.
September 15th, 2014
Maersk says that like avocados and bananas, mangoes also stand to benefit from controlled atmosphere containers.
September 10th, 2014
Calavo has beaten the last quarter’s operating income and has also launched a new cloud technology project.
September 3rd, 2014
The Peruvian Avocado Commission says its ‘smart, relevant, and engaging’ online content will help drive sales.
August 26th, 2014
A Florida producer says green-skinned avocados’ ‘good flavor profile’ is one reason for growing demand.
August 22nd, 2014
A Peruvian industry representative has asked ‘why aren’t Californian avocados tested for sunblotch in Chile too?’
August 18th, 2014
Chilean growers hope lab results will give weight to their appeal to prevent unfettered access for Peruvian avocados.
August 15th, 2014
The INIFAP in Mexico has raised concerns the avocado sector is causing rapid deforestation in one state.
August 14th, 2014
The Colombian avocado industry has the U.S., Russia, Japan and Korea in its sights for export.
August 12th, 2014
Mexico’s avocado shipments to its three biggest importers increased by around a third from January to June.
August 1st, 2014
Peru’s Hass avocado representative body says it is on track to enter Japan, China and Korea in 2015.
July 18th, 2014
An ‘oversaturated’ U.S. avocado market has led to Peru competing more heavily with South Africa in the EU.
July 17th, 2014
A new online service aims to make produce market dynamics easy to understand and visualize in context.
July 14th, 2014
An Ohio State University (OSU) study shows pairing avocados with orange veggies helps for Vitamin A conversion.
July 11th, 2014
A request from Chilean growers to block Peruvian avocado imports will now come before the Supreme Court.
July 10th, 2014
The Peruvian Avocado Commission aims to show leadership in revamped web design in the produce industry.
July 9th, 2014
Chilean authorities in China have signed the final protocol to permit avocado exports to the Asian country.
July 8th, 2014
Two new zones in Mexico will now have more opportunities to move their avocados both nationally and abroad.
June 25th, 2014
Jen Scoular believes New Zealand can quadruple avocado export revenue and reduce dependence on trade with Australia.
June 24th, 2014
APHIS has overseen assessments of Colombian avocado farms to test for the presence of quarantine pests.
June 13th, 2014
After a disastrous season, Argentine avocado growers are intent on renourishing orchards and getting back on track.
June 10th, 2014
While the “Guacapocalyspe” has not happened, prices look set to surge if Mexico doesn’t lift volumes significantly by Labor Day.
New Zealand’s avocado industry enjoyed record income this season and is set to remain strong.
June 3rd, 2014
A Swiss Government-backed import promotion program will be bringing buyers to Peru in August.
June 2nd, 2014
Mission Produce will double the level of employment in a new California avocado packhouse.
May 28th, 2014
With exports due to rise 15% this year, Peru’s produce industry will be making its mark at the London Produce Show.
May 23rd, 2014
Profitability outpaced sales growth for Peru’s Camposol in what was a stellar first quarter for 2014.
May 8th, 2014
Mexico’s agriculture and fishing exports rose by almost 10% year-on-year in March.
April 29th, 2014
APHIS has identified three quarantine pests Colombia needs to address to gain Hass avocado access to the U.S.
Florida-based Turbana plans to expand the diversity and geographical reach of its tropical produce deal.
April 22nd, 2014
A Hass Avocado Board study has shown most Americans don’t understand the benefits of “good” fats.
April 4th, 2014
South Africa’s super avocado is expected to return for a second season to Tesco’s shelves in the U.K.
April 3rd, 2014
A Hass promotional campaign in Colombia hopes to launch producers into national and international sales.
March 14th, 2014
Mexico’s president traveled to the country’s avocado heartland yesterday to take a firm stance against crime.
March 13th, 2014
Subtrop’s Derek Donkin takes a look at the competitive issues surrounding the upcoming avocado season.
March 10th, 2014
A leading U.S. lemon and avocado player picked up its game on the financial performance front in the first quarter.
March 6th, 2014
Mark Baker looks back on the 2013 South African avocado season and efforts made for market access in the U.S. and Japan.
March 3rd, 2014
Argentine avocado growers are not happy about a proposed entry of Peruvian volume that could “crush” them.
February 28th, 2014
Peru’s Senasa has set a series of new requirements for Hass avocado exports to the United States.
February 17th, 2014
From Colombian avocados to U.S. blueberries, Camposol is looking to new supplies to build its brand.
January 30th, 2014
Agronometrics CEO Colin Fain looks at market differences between the Mexican and U.S. avocado seasons.
January 27th, 2014
Colombia has highly ambitious goals for export leadership in the future for strawberries and papayas.
January 24th, 2014
Colombia’s department of Antioquia will spend millions of dollars on a range of avocado industry projects.
January 21st, 2014
A Mexican cartel has suffered mass arrests, possibly returning power to local lime growers.
January 15th, 2014
Limoneira experienced a revenue decline in the fourth quarter, sparked in part by poor avocado results.
January 10th, 2014
The Peruvian avocado industry has made big investments in the U.S. to make its presence felt.
January 8th, 2014
Profit growth was not able to keep pace with a surge in avocado sales for Calavo Growers in the fourth quarter.
January 7th, 2014
Chile’s new avocado industry leader has slammed the rigor of a pest risk analysis for Peruvian imports.
January 6th, 2014
Spain has been approved to send avocados to world’s largest import market for the fruit.
January 3rd, 2014
To compete internationally, one Kenyan avocado grower is looking at fair trade and organic certification.
December 19th, 2013
An Israeli avocado exporter is expecting bullish export growth this season.
December 2nd, 2013
A Vocativ.com story alleging drug cartel involvement in the Mexican avocado trade has gone viral.
November 28th, 2013
Safety is the main driver behind a USDA decision to temporarily halt avocado imports from a town in northern Mexico.
November 14th, 2013
Chilean Hass avocado currently leads the European market, where outside supply has been low.
November 7th, 2013
Mission Produce has joined with China’s Lantao to get second-tier city consumers eating more avocados.
October 30th, 2013
Avocado volumes and asparagus prices helped raise profitability for Peruvian exporter Camposol in the third quarter.
October 23rd, 2013
Avocado marketing takes a broader focus with the “Saborea uno hoy” campaign.
October 17th, 2013
We look at the measures taken by a Chilean avocado company to overcome an incessant drought.
October 15th, 2013
Colombia will produce around 40,000MT of Hass avocados this season, mostly for national consumption.
October 14th, 2013
New Zealand’s avocado industry is expecting significant improvements in orchard gate returns for growers this year.
October 9th, 2013
Chilean frost loss damages estimates have risen by 20 million boxes of fruit.
Indonesia, Morocco and India were a few markets highlighted for Chilean fruit opportunities at Fruittrade yesterday.
New technology will help trade to and from far-flung regions with commodities like bananas, avocados, mangoes and asparagus.
October 8th, 2013
With a new office in Colombia, Fairtrasa will be expanding its Latin American fruit program.
October 7th, 2013
Thailand will remove 90% of tariffs on Chilean products following the signing of a recent free trade agreement.
October 4th, 2013
Consultancy Maximixe has released its forecast for next year’s Peruvian avocado crop.
South African avocado growers reported low prices as Peru remains on the European market.
October 1st, 2013
Great prices have led to a longer Peruvian Hass avocado export deal this year.
September 26th, 2013
Avocado expert Avi Crane discusses a “rain market” that surpasses anything experienced by the industry in the past.
Export growth for Chile’s strongest fruit commodities helped offset heavy falls for products like avocados and oranges last season.
September 25th, 2013
Blueberries, cherries and plums look likely to be the biggest victims of Chile’s recent frosts, but other crops have also been affected.
September 24th, 2013
Chilean fruit experts are currently evaluating the impacts of frosts on a variety of key export crops.
September 23rd, 2013
Peru’s agriculture minister hopes to work with Mexico to strengthen a complementary global avocado trade.
September 20th, 2013
Chile’s Agriculture and Livestock Service (SAG) has reportedly vowed to withdraw Peruvian avocado import restrictions.
September 17th, 2013
Cabilfrut’s Juan Pablo Cerda discusses moves to close an avocado supply gap left by Chile and Peru.
Mexico’s new marketing board, Avocados from Mexico, will be investing millions this year in winning over U.S. consumers.
September 13th, 2013
Foodies on the U.S. mainland are set to have another avocado variety to diversify their palates.
September 12th, 2013
A new Colombian department is ready to jump on the country’s fast-moving Hass avocado export bandwagon.
September 10th, 2013
A recent Asia Fruit Award winner discusses the key fruits that are making ground in the Malaysian market.
September 6th, 2013
Calavo Growers outstripped the sales growth rate for the U.S. avocado industry as a whole in the third quarter.
August 28th, 2013
Chile expects growth for its avocado harvest this year despite previous pessimism around frosts and low rainfall.
August 27th, 2013
ARS scientists are testing an alternative to insecticide spraying for treating ambrosia beetles in avocado trees.
August 13th, 2013
The Hass Avocado Board will be reaching out to health professionals and consumers.
August 7th, 2013
Peruvian officials hope to win Japan’s favor and enter the nation’s avocado market.
July 31st, 2013
Mevi Avocados and the Oppenheimer Group hope to expand on avocado production in a key Mexican state.
July 30th, 2013
The Chilean industry is calculating the effect of recent freezes on the nation’s avocado production.
July 19th, 2013
Mexican horticultural exporters are viewing several Asian countries as “high value” markets.
June 28th, 2013
Avi Crane gives a rundown of upcoming avocado supply dynamics between the U.S., Mexico, Peru and Chile.
June 17th, 2013
Scientists in Guanajuato have completed genome mapping for a native Mexican avocado variety.
June 13th, 2013
Chilean agronomist Francisco Mena discusses his consultancy’s work in tackling alternate bearing in avocados.
June 7th, 2013
A range of Chilean horticultural and meat products will now be allowed into China after authorities announced phytosanitary approval.
Consumers in a key Mexican avocado-growing state are turning their attention to organic produce.
June 6th, 2013
Sales rose for Calavo Growers in the second quarter as the company continued investments to expand avocado category leadership.
June 5th, 2013
A U.S. study has found the Hass variety accounted for 94% of retail avocado sales in 2012.
May 17th, 2013
Higher prices for Camposol’s mainstay crop raised profitability in the first quarter, with a bigger avocado deal around the corner.
May 15th, 2013
A Sinaloa-based group has moved away from direct production to focus on marketing produce in North America.
May 14th, 2013
The Colombian avocado industry is ramping up production, GlobalG.A.P. certifications and market access talks.
May 7th, 2013
Green Giant Fresh will be selling avocados in the U.S. this year in conjunction with a major logistics company.
Although Chilean avocados would face a tough market in China, an industry representative believes in the market’s opportunities.
April 22nd, 2013
Colombia may be one of the world’s biggest avocado producers but it still has a way to go in developing an export market.
April 19th, 2013
New Zealand’s Fresh Facts report highlights a surge in avocado and kiwifruit shipments in the year to June 2012.
April 17th, 2013
Colombia’s avocado industry has stepped up its game in the push for U.S. market access.
April 15th, 2013
The Hass Avocado Board’s Emiliano Escobedo talks about the factors that have pushed U.S. avocado consumption to grow 200%.
March 20th, 2013
Peru’s ProHass has its eye on the Chilean market and growth in the U.S. and Europe.
March 14th, 2013
Avi Crane reveals his expectations for different avocado suppliers in North America this quarter.
March 8th, 2013
A state government is arranging an assistance plan for avocado growers hit by frost in Mexico.
March 7th, 2013
Calavo CEO Lee E. Cole predicted a record year for the avocado and fresh produce supplier.
March 4th, 2013
California is expected to produce 515 million pounds of avocado this season in another strong year.
March 1st, 2013
Camposol’s profits have dropped amid higher sales rates, with a significant avocado volume increase in store for 2013.
Hass avocados rank among the strongest growing U.S. fruit categories.
February 28th, 2013
South Africa anticipates lower avocado production this season and increased volume pressure from Peru.
February 4th, 2013
Hass avocados had a record-breaking in the U.S. with 34% growth in consumption.
January 31st, 2013
Mexican researchers plan to breed a new avocado variety that will resist drier weather from climate change.
U.S. authorities have proposed to allow imports of Spanish avocados and fresh apricots.
January 22nd, 2013
U.S. distributor Mission Produce plans to grow its capabilities in Canada and Mexico.
Mexican avocado exporters expect record sales at this year’s Super Bowl.
January 9th, 2013
The Mexican government is upbeat on avocado market opportunities, researching the viability of new production zones.
December 27th, 2012
The Chilean Hass Avocado Committee is confident domestic avocado consumption can reach up to 6 kg per capita.
Mexico’s Biofase is working to convert avocado seeds into 100% biodegradable plastic resins.
December 5th, 2012
Japan has joined Peru’s list of available avocado market destinations without cold treatment.
November 29th, 2012
Chilean avocado exports should be lower still due to drought and tough Mexican competition.
November 23rd, 2012
Australian avocados have bucked trends with strong export growth despite exchange rate difficulties.
November 12th, 2012
Wet weather meant a smaller avocado crop for New Zealand but fortunately the harvest has been dry.
October 31st, 2012
Mild “El Niño” weather has hurt avocado production in Peru and dealt a blow to Camposol.
October 16th, 2012
David Pattemore looks at how bumblebees may be used to reduced the extremities of alternate bearing in avocados.
October 12th, 2012
Fressure Foods is harnessing New Zealand’s avocado crop surplus with value adding profitability.
September 27th, 2012
NZ’s Plant & Food Research is making strides in avocado rot prediction techniques to improve long distance exports.
Chilean avocado producers are increasing shipments to Europe at the expense of U.S. exports.
September 26th, 2012
Avi Crane talks about the remarkable rise of avocado consumption and makes forecasts for supplying countries in Q4.
September 25th, 2012
Peruvian avocado export values rose significantly this year despite a fall in the average price.
Del Monte hopes new avocado pulp snacks will fuel the fruit’s consumption among busy consumers.
September 20th, 2012
U.S. researchers have found laurel wilt is not spread by avocado fruit or seeds.
September 14th, 2012
Banana, grape and avocado exports have had the highest growth rates in the Peruvian fruit industry this year.
September 4th, 2012
Adolfo Ochagavía discusses the upcoming Chilean export season and the impacts of Peruvian volume.
August 31st, 2012
We cover a botanist’s journey to document exotic and wonderful tropical fruits from around the globe.
August 27th, 2012
Mexico has developed a series of marketing promotions to boost sales for its rising avocado shipments.
August 23rd, 2012
Canada’s demand for high quality and value added products has worked in favor of Peruvian horticulturalists.
August 16th, 2012
Strong sales in core and emerging products bolstered Camposol revenues in the first half.
August 10th, 2012
Port problems have caused headaches for exporters, leading to an avocado glut in Europe.
August 3rd, 2012
Growers in Chile’s Coquimbo region are having to be more selective about watering their crops.
July 25th, 2012
A traffic light system for denoting avocado ripeness is being tested by a major U.K. supermarket chain.
July 23rd, 2012
The industry is hopeful Peru can convert U.S. consumers to its large avocados.
July 20th, 2012
The CAC says demand for avocados is growing in the foodservice industry.
July 17th, 2012
An electical fire has burned down an avocado packinghouse in the northern Mexican state of Michoacán.
South Africa’s growing avocado industry is looking to develop export markets with the U.S. a new destination.
July 16th, 2012
Crown Jewels’ Bill Lewis discusses grape and pomegranate supply deals from South America to the U.S. market.
July 4th, 2012
Mexican avocado exports to the U.S. are on a positive growth curve following rises in demand.
July 3rd, 2012
Colombia can send a wide range of fruits to the U.S. but there are still many exotic products pending approval.
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