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Australia lifts avocado consumption as production hits new record

Australians were eating 3.5kg/person in 2017-18, but as production levels increase, there will also be more avocados on offer for export markets.
December 06 , 2019

State of the Market - Week 48, 2019

Avocado prices rose in the U.S. market in week 48, while cherry prices came under pressure and table grapes were stable.
December 06 , 2019

Robinson Fresh aims to solve key challenge and drive sales with innovative avocado packaging

The company's VP of Global Sourcing speaks about a trial of new avocado packaging that provides pieces of fruit at different stages of ripeness.
December 06 , 2019

NZ avocado thefts: Farmer's trees 'entirely stripped' of crops

"New Zealand is in full harvest, there's no shortage of avocados at the moment...I can't explain the stupidity and desperation," an officer said.
December 05 , 2019

Accel Robotics receives US$30M funding for cashierless store tech

The AI and computer vision tech startup Accel Robotics announced it has plans to install its checkout-free shopping platform in Japan and North America.
December 05 , 2019
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