April 24, 2014 / Week N° 17

Posts Tagged Avocados

U.S.: consumer confusion continues over beneficial and harmful fats

April 22nd, 2014

A Hass Avocado Board study has shown most Americans don’t understand the benefits of “good” fats.

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South Africa’s Avozilla set for return to U.K. shelves

April 4th, 2014

South Africa’s super avocado is expected to return for a second season to Tesco’s shelves in the U.K.

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Colombia promotes “más” Hass

April 3rd, 2014

A Hass promotional campaign in Colombia hopes to launch producers into national and international sales.

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Mexican president meets with Michoacán avocado growers

March 14th, 2014

Mexico’s president traveled to the country’s avocado heartland yesterday to take a firm stance against crime.

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South African avocado exports around the corner

March 13th, 2014

Subtrop’s Derek Donkin takes a look at the competitive issues surrounding the upcoming avocado season.

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U.S.: Limoneira revenue jumps in Q1

March 10th, 2014

A leading U.S. lemon and avocado player picked up its game on the financial performance front in the first quarter.

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2014 could be biggest campaign yet for South African avocados

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.

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Argentine growers cry foul over Peruvian avocado entry

March 3rd, 2014

Argentine avocado growers are not happy about a proposed entry of Peruvian volume that could “crush” them.

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Peru: new areas approved for U.S.-bound Hass avocado export

February 28th, 2014

Peru’s Senasa has set a series of new requirements for Hass avocado exports to the United States.

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Peru: Camposol aims for year-round supply in avocados, blueberries

February 17th, 2014

From Colombian avocados to U.S. blueberries, Camposol is looking to new supplies to build its brand.

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Opinion: Mexican, Californian avocado deals under the spotlight

January 30th, 2014

Agronometrics CEO Colin Fain looks at market differences between the Mexican and U.S. avocado seasons.

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Public-private partnership to raise export profile of seven Colombian crops

January 27th, 2014

Colombia has highly ambitious goals for export leadership in the future for strawberries and papayas.

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Colombian regional govt slates US$6M for avocado development

January 24th, 2014

Colombia’s department of Antioquia will spend millions of dollars on a range of avocado industry projects.

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Mexican lime region shakes under power struggle

January 21st, 2014

A Mexican cartel has suffered mass arrests, possibly returning power to local lime growers.

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U.S.: avocados drag down Limoneira results in Q4

January 15th, 2014

Limoneira experienced a revenue decline in the fourth quarter, sparked in part by poor avocado results.

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U.S.: avocado board invests US$1M in Peruvian promotions

January 10th, 2014

The Peruvian avocado industry has made big investments in the U.S. to make its presence felt.

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U.S.: Calavo sees “highly encouraging” avocado outlook in 2014

January 8th, 2014

Profit growth was not able to keep pace with a surge in avocado sales for Calavo Growers in the fourth quarter.

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Chilean growers take govt to court over Peruvian avocado entry

January 7th, 2014

Chile’s new avocado industry leader has slammed the rigor of a pest risk analysis for Peruvian imports.

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Spanish avocados approved for U.S. import

January 6th, 2014

Spain has been approved to send avocados to world’s largest import market for the fruit.

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Kenyan avocado farmer looks to go organic

January 3rd, 2014

To compete internationally, one Kenyan avocado grower is looking at fair trade and organic certification.

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Israeli avocado exporter forecasts bumper crop

December 19th, 2013

An Israeli avocado exporter is expecting bullish export growth this season.

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“Blood avocado” story appears in Mexican press

December 2nd, 2013

A Vocativ.com story alleging drug cartel involvement in the Mexican avocado trade has gone viral.

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U.S. suspends avocado imports from Mexican town

November 28th, 2013

Safety is the main driver behind a USDA decision to temporarily halt avocado imports from a town in northern Mexico.

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Chilean avocado industry on track to reaching export estimate

November 14th, 2013

Chilean Hass avocado currently leads the European market, where outside supply has been low.

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Mission Produce to push avocado reach in China through partnership

November 7th, 2013

Mission Produce has joined with China’s Lantao to get second-tier city consumers eating more avocados.

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Peru: Camposol earnings more than triple in Q3

October 30th, 2013

Avocado volumes and asparagus prices helped raise profitability for Peruvian exporter Camposol in the third quarter.

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Avocado campaign expands to Spanish-language market

October 23rd, 2013

Avocado marketing takes a broader focus with the “Saborea uno hoy” campaign.

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Culling Hass and spending cash: Cabilfrut’s sacrifice for future production

October 17th, 2013

We look at the measures taken by a Chilean avocado company to overcome an incessant drought.

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Colombia kicks off Hass harvest with national focus

October 15th, 2013

Colombia will produce around 40,000MT of Hass avocados this season, mostly for national consumption.

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Lower Mexican supply makes room for NZ avocados in Asia

October 14th, 2013

New Zealand’s avocado industry is expecting significant improvements in orchard gate returns for growers this year.

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Chile: Fedefruta gives crop-by-crop frost loss update

October 9th, 2013

Chilean frost loss damages estimates have risen by 20 million boxes of fruit.

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Chile looks to new fruit markets, better access

October 9th, 2013

Indonesia, Morocco and India were a few markets highlighted for Chilean fruit opportunities at Fruittrade yesterday.

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New technology to benefit “distant” fruit growers and consumers, says MCI

October 9th, 2013

New technology will help trade to and from far-flung regions with commodities like bananas, avocados, mangoes and asparagus.

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Fairtrasa expands organic fruit program to Colombia

October 8th, 2013

With a new office in Colombia, Fairtrasa will be expanding its Latin American fruit program.

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Thailand and Chile sign FTA

October 7th, 2013

Thailand will remove 90% of tariffs on Chilean products following the signing of a recent free trade agreement.

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Peruvian avocado production to grow in 2014

October 4th, 2013

Consultancy Maximixe has released its forecast for next year’s Peruvian avocado crop.

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Avocado prices dip on saturated European market

October 4th, 2013

South African avocado growers reported low prices as Peru remains on the European market.

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Peru extends avocado season by two weeks

October 1st, 2013

Great prices have led to a longer Peruvian Hass avocado export deal this year.

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The Hass Horn: the impacts of Mexican weather on U.S. avocado supply

September 26th, 2013

Avocado expert Avi Crane discusses a “rain market” that surpasses anything experienced by the industry in the past.

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Marginal rise for Chilean fruit export volume in 2012-13

September 26th, 2013

Export growth for Chile’s strongest fruit commodities helped offset heavy falls for products like avocados and oranges last season.

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Chile: frosts may cut some crops by 25% in two key regions

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.

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Chile: ASOEX releases frost briefing

September 24th, 2013

Chilean fruit experts are currently evaluating the impacts of frosts on a variety of key export crops.

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Peru and Mexico to discuss joint avocado marketing efforts

September 23rd, 2013

Peru’s agriculture minister hopes to work with Mexico to strengthen a complementary global avocado trade.

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Agreement abates Andean avocado animosity

September 20th, 2013

Chile’s Agriculture and Livestock Service (SAG) has reportedly vowed to withdraw Peruvian avocado import restrictions.

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New avocado plantings set Chilean industry back on track

September 17th, 2013

Cabilfrut’s Juan Pablo Cerda discusses moves to close an avocado supply gap left by Chile and Peru.

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Volume down and marketing up for Mexican avocados

September 17th, 2013

Mexico’s new marketing board, Avocados from Mexico, will be investing millions this year in winning over U.S. consumers.

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U.S.: Hawaiian avocados approved for mainland sales

September 13th, 2013

Foodies on the U.S. mainland are set to have another avocado variety to diversify their palates.

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Colombia: Caldas growers sign avocado export deal

September 12th, 2013

A new Colombian department is ready to jump on the country’s fast-moving Hass avocado export bandwagon.

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Malaysia: new facility to boost fruit import trade, claims Chop Tong Guan

September 10th, 2013

A recent Asia Fruit Award winner discusses the key fruits that are making ground in the Malaysian market.

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“Impressive clip” avocado growth strengthens Calavo’s Q3 results

September 6th, 2013

Calavo Growers outstripped the sales growth rate for the U.S. avocado industry as a whole in the third quarter.

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Chile expects avocado production rise this season

August 28th, 2013

Chile expects growth for its avocado harvest this year despite previous pessimism around frosts and low rainfall.

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U.S. tests experimental foam to take on avocado tree pest

August 27th, 2013

ARS scientists are testing an alternative to insecticide spraying for treating ambrosia beetles in avocado trees.

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Nutrition in focus for new Hass Avocado Board marketing campaign

August 13th, 2013

The Hass Avocado Board will be reaching out to health professionals and consumers.

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Peru keeps high hopes for Japanese avocado market

August 7th, 2013

Peruvian officials hope to win Japan’s favor and enter the nation’s avocado market.

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Mexico: packhouse grows avocado potential in Jalisco

July 31st, 2013

Mevi Avocados and the Oppenheimer Group hope to expand on avocado production in a key Mexican state.

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Chile: winter weather leaves avocado production on watch

July 30th, 2013

The Chilean industry is calculating the effect of recent freezes on the nation’s avocado production.

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Mexico makes advances in Japan

July 19th, 2013

Mexican horticultural exporters are viewing several Asian countries as “high value” markets.

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The Hass Horn: July-August 2013 North American avocado supply outlook

June 28th, 2013

Avi Crane gives a rundown of upcoming avocado supply dynamics between the U.S., Mexico, Peru and Chile.

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Mexican scientists map avocado genome

June 17th, 2013

Scientists in Guanajuato have completed genome mapping for a native Mexican avocado variety.

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Finding a solution to avocados’ alternate bearing

June 13th, 2013

Chilean agronomist Francisco Mena discusses his consultancy’s work in tackling alternate bearing in avocados.

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Chinese market opens for new Chilean fruits

June 7th, 2013

A range of Chilean horticultural and meat products will now be allowed into China after authorities announced phytosanitary approval.

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Mexico: organic avocado sales rise 20% in Michoacan

June 7th, 2013

Consumers in a key Mexican avocado-growing state are turning their attention to organic produce.

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U.S.: Calavo expects gains from new “blue chip” customers

June 6th, 2013

Sales rose for Calavo Growers in the second quarter as the company continued investments to expand avocado category leadership.

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U.S.: Hass variety drives avocado category growth

June 5th, 2013

A U.S. study has found the Hass variety accounted for 94% of retail avocado sales in 2012.

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Peru: mangoes and asparagus bolster Camposol’s Q1 results

May 17th, 2013

Higher prices for Camposol’s mainstay crop raised profitability in the first quarter, with a bigger avocado deal around the corner.

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Mexico: Triple H makes shift to market focus

May 15th, 2013

A Sinaloa-based group has moved away from direct production to focus on marketing produce in North America.

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Colombia a “paradise” for avocados, says Antioquia leader

May 14th, 2013

The Colombian avocado industry is ramping up production, GlobalG.A.P. certifications and market access talks.

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U.S.: Green Giant adds avocados to the mix

May 7th, 2013

Green Giant Fresh will be selling avocados in the U.S. this year in conjunction with a major logistics company.

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Chilean industry weighs up avocado exports to China

May 7th, 2013

Although Chilean avocados would face a tough market in China, an industry representative believes in the market’s opportunities.

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Colombia’s growing avocado model

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.

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NZ fruit exports rose above challenges in 2011-12

April 19th, 2013

New Zealand’s Fresh Facts report highlights a surge in avocado and kiwifruit shipments in the year to June 2012.

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Hass avocado group formed in Colombia

April 17th, 2013

Colombia’s avocado industry has stepped up its game in the push for U.S. market access.

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Hass Avocado Board looks to even greater category growth

April 15th, 2013

The Hass Avocado Board’s Emiliano Escobedo talks about the factors that have pushed U.S. avocado consumption to grow 200%.

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Aiming high for Peruvian avocados in 2013

March 20th, 2013

Peru’s ProHass has its eye on the Chilean market and growth in the U.S. and Europe.

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The Hass Horn: second quarter U.S. avocado supply outlook

March 14th, 2013

Avi Crane reveals his expectations for different avocado suppliers in North America this quarter.

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Mexico: frosts cause avocado losses in Morelos

March 8th, 2013

A state government is arranging an assistance plan for avocado growers hit by frost in Mexico.

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Calavo brings in 2013 with record first quarter results

March 7th, 2013

Calavo CEO Lee E. Cole predicted a record year for the avocado and fresh produce supplier.

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Big volume and small fruit expected from Californian avocados

March 4th, 2013

California is expected to produce 515 million pounds of avocado this season in another strong year.

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Peru: Camposol profitability slumps in Q4

March 1st, 2013

Camposol’s profits have dropped amid higher sales rates, with a significant avocado volume increase in store for 2013.

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Hass avocados continue strong on U.S. market

March 1st, 2013

Hass avocados rank among the strongest growing U.S. fruit categories.

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South Africa prepares for major avocado competition from Peru

February 28th, 2013

South Africa anticipates lower avocado production this season and increased volume pressure from Peru.

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U.S. avocado consumption breaks 1.5 billion pounds

February 4th, 2013

Hass avocados had a record-breaking in the U.S. with 34% growth in consumption.

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Climate change threats prompt Mexico to breed new avocado

January 31st, 2013

Mexican researchers plan to breed a new avocado variety that will resist drier weather from climate change.

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Spanish avocados, apricots on track for U.S. market access

January 31st, 2013

U.S. authorities have proposed to allow imports of Spanish avocados and fresh apricots.

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U.S.: Mission Produce expands North American reach

January 22nd, 2013

U.S. distributor Mission Produce plans to grow its capabilities in Canada and Mexico.

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Mexico pulls out all stops for avocado campaign

January 22nd, 2013

Mexican avocado exporters expect record sales at this year’s Super Bowl.

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Mexican govt identifies states for avocado diversification

January 9th, 2013

The Mexican government is upbeat on avocado market opportunities, researching the viability of new production zones.

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Chile encourages national consumers to pile on the avocado

December 27th, 2012

The Chilean Hass Avocado Committee is confident domestic avocado consumption can reach up to 6 kg per capita.

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Mexican company converts avocado waste into plastic

December 27th, 2012

Mexico’s Biofase is working to convert avocado seeds into 100% biodegradable plastic resins.

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Japan approves market entry for Peruvian avocados

December 5th, 2012

Japan has joined Peru’s list of available avocado market destinations without cold treatment.

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Chile downgrades avocado shipment forecast

November 29th, 2012

Chilean avocado exports should be lower still due to drought and tough Mexican competition.

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Education drives Aussie avocado export growth

November 23rd, 2012

Australian avocados have bucked trends with strong export growth despite exchange rate difficulties.

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Lower crop means good ‘management’ for NZ avocados

November 12th, 2012

Wet weather meant a smaller avocado crop for New Zealand but fortunately the harvest has been dry.

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Peru: big sales drop for Camposol in Q3

October 31st, 2012

Mild “El Niño” weather has hurt avocado production in Peru and dealt a blow to Camposol.

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Opinion: bumblebees as managed avocado pollinators?

October 16th, 2012

David Pattemore looks at how bumblebees may be used to reduced the extremities of alternate bearing in avocados.

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Fressure Foods wants ‘Australasian leadership’ in procesed avocados

October 12th, 2012

Fressure Foods is harnessing New Zealand’s avocado crop surplus with value adding profitability.

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NZ avocado exports in line for rot prediction revamp

September 27th, 2012

NZ’s Plant & Food Research is making strides in avocado rot prediction techniques to improve long distance exports.

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Chile to step up avocado exports to Europe

September 27th, 2012

Chilean avocado producers are increasing shipments to Europe at the expense of U.S. exports.

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The Hass-Horn: October-December U.S. avocado supply outlook

September 26th, 2012

Avi Crane talks about the remarkable rise of avocado consumption and makes forecasts for supplying countries in Q4.

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Peruvian avocado production to rise 16.5% in 2012

September 25th, 2012

Peruvian avocado export values rose significantly this year despite a fall in the average price.

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