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Special  —  Avocados

Rik Thoen and Guido van Meggelen, JamboFresh:

"Focus on Kenyan avocados"

In 2015 Rik Thoen and Muido van Meggelen started JamboFresh. Jambo is and East African greeting, which connects to the core business of the enterprise: marketing Kenyan avocados. Last week the company moved to a sales office in the centre of Rotterdam. "We consciously chose not to have an office with a.....

Jacob Darling - Darling Group

“There is a level of responsibility as an exporter to manage the price point at retail"

New Zealand avocado producers are heading for a forecast 2.5m trays this season, versus last year’s bumper crop which produced 4.7 million trays."Supply is challenging in a down volume season especially as we aim to maintain our market share,” explains Jacob Darling from Darling Group who markets the Just.....

Spain expects to harvest between 45,000 and 50,000 tonnes

"Many markets prefer Fuerte avocados over the Ettinger"

The Spanish avocado campaign has been underway since the shipment of the first Bacon avocados from the Costa Tropical in Granada and La Axarquía in Malaga. Prices have remained high until the Ettinger avocados arrived from Israel, according to Óscar Ramírez, manager of Tropico Spain."In November, we usually.....

Pacfic Fruits, Colombia

First Colombian avocados set sail for Dubai

“Our first shipment of Colombian avocados to Dubai left the Buenaventura port Tuesday. It’s the first full shipment of 24 tons. With a transit time of 27 days to the Jebel Ali port in Dubai, the expected arrival is on the 5th of December. We use CMA/CGM Starcare containers and It’s Fresh technology for each.....

Last hurrah of 2016/17 avocado season in South Africa

South Africa’s avocado season is closing off as the final volumes are exported or delivered to local markets – the bulk of it from KwaZulu-Natal, but also from higher-lying avocado regions in the north, like Politsi, Tzaneen, Haenertsburg, Louis Trichardt.Producers from the north who are able to let their.....

India receives the first shipment of Peruvian avocados

The Commercial Office (OCEX) of Peru based in New Delhi stated that India had received the first shipment of Hass avocados from Peru. The national fruit will be marketed in the self-service chains of the Indian capital and the city of Mumbai.The shipment was made by the Peruvian company Camet Trading SAC -.....

First shipment to arrive in Florida today

Mission and Cartama set for US inaugural arrival of avocados from Colombia

The first containers of Colombian avocados destined for the United States were loaded onto vessels at the Port of Cartagena on Thursday, November 2, during a ceremony that included Colombian avocado growers and packers, Colombian Secretary of Agriculture Juan Guillermo Zuluaga, Instituto Colombiano.....

Michael Franks - Seeka

"We remain active investors in the avocado sector"

The New Zealand avocado season is proceeding much as expected, with volumes down around 50% on last year, it may be down by a further 15% but it is difficult estimate as some orchards are selectively picked."As far as volumes and size profile we are right on estimate at the moment," said Seeka CEO, Michael.....

Jennie Franceschi - AusPak Avocados

"There is always a limit to what people will pay for an avocado"

AusPak is a group of three companies each one has a number of growers giving a wide geographical area for growing avocados. The two main avocado suppliers are Simpson Farms, who grow in the east of Australia and West’N’Fresh who grow in the west of the country, they are supplemented by growers in other parts.....

Supplier assures avocados 'at right stage, time & price" with ripening technology

Installing remote monitoring software has saved a lot of time and hassle for fruit and vegetable marketer CropCorp, Rob Brookes, Sales & Marketing Manager for the company says."Now we don’t need to manually check every room seven days a week. We can walk away, check in remotely, and know that everything is.....