December 08, 2013 / Week N° 49
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.
June 29th, 2012
Kenyan fruit farmers should borrow more and capitalize on the export market, a senior expert has advised.
June 27th, 2012
China signed six agricultural agreements with Chile yesterday.
Avocado exports from a Peruvian region have dropped by nearly a quarter for the first four months of 2012.
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