Colombia looks to make inroads worldwide with pot-grown avocados

The cultivation of avocados in pots has been very successful in several key producing countries, such as Mexico and Chile. Now, this innovative technique has arrived in Colombia, as it  seeks to continue building  its presence in international markets.  Avocados have quickly become one of the most popular products in Colombia’s agricultural portfolio. Cartama Group […]

Avocado leader Mission Produce will dramatically double space in Dartford to take on mangoes

Mission Produce, Inc., a world leader in sourcing, producing, and distributing fresh Hass avocados, announced expansion plans for its forward distribution center in Dartford, England. This doubling ripening capacity enables the establishment of mango operations.  The expansion, to be completed in Spring 2024, involves the addition of 50% more Mission Control ripening rooms, a mango-specific […]

World Avocado Organization expands support for retailers across UK

UK fruit imports held steady in 2017

The World Avocado Organization (WAO), a non-profit group focused on sustainable growth and global avocado consumption, has finalised its 30th retailer collaboration, establishing partnerships with supermarkets in 12 countries, and over 35,000 stores, tripling its retail support across the UK and Europe since 2021. Avocados are adding consumers across the globe, and WAO says it […]

Mission Produce ‘quickly advancing’ avocado ripening in the UK

Mission Produce, Inc., a world leader in sourcing, producing, and distributing fresh Hass avocados with additional offerings in mangos and blueberries, announced the advancement of its ripening process in the UK with AVOS Mini.  This is a non-destructive ripeness control tool and innovative smart device that measures avocado ripeness and provides quality management insights.  The […]

Global avocado market still booming but must continue to evolve

New trends to further drive avocado growth in 2019, says World Avocado Organization

The outlook for avocado production and consumption is expected to be strong over the coming years, although not without challenges, according to a new report from financial service company Rabobank. With the release of its annual World Avocado Trade Map, Rabobank notes that competition will rise and that pressure will grow on operators to be […]

ProHass president discusses Peru’s projected record avocado exports

UK fruit imports held steady in 2017

The Peruvian avocado industry forecasts a total of 630,000 tonnes in production for this season, a 14% year-on-year increase. The president of Peru’s Association of Hass Avocado Producers and Exporters (ProHass), Juan Carlos Paredes Rosales, spoke with FreshFruitPortal.com about the projections of a record season, the reasons that have led the industry to take a leap in […]

South Africa putting up fight against immature avocado sales

Avocado consumption in South Africa has been on the rise in recent years, just like in many other places around the world.   This skyrocketing demand has a variety of negative side effects, like high prices or bad farming practices, but now there seems to be another one to keep an eye on: immature avocados.  Immature […]