Avocado production is down, but prices are up and producers are reaping the benefits, even if some entrepreneurs decry the Millennial habit of eating avocado toast.read more
On the way into work on July 1, I tuned into a local New York classic rock station. I was anticipating a great Independence Day weekend and wanted to channel that through some music, but instead of gracing me with Creedence Clearwater Revival or Led Zeppelin, the DJs were going through some recent news headlines. And what I heard truly struck me for two reasons. The first was the content of the message and the platform: they were talking about avocado prices on a classic rock station. The second was far more devastating: heat in Southern...read more
The A&P Bankruptcy proceedings have hit home in this area, and I've found myself looking for a new grocery store as my go-to shopping destination is in the process of liquidating itself. This week, I visited a store that was purchased from A&P and reopened under a new banner, and was happy to see a display filled with ripe avocados, an item I noticed was lacking at my home store as it was preparing for a shutdown. I was even happier when I took a look at the price: 3 large Hass avocados for only $5.read more
If you go through the archives of the Food Institute Blog, you'll see we cover a lot of ground, but even we have our old standbys. Amazon, mergers, food trends and the like tend to garner a lot of coverage in this medium, and today I will return to another old favorite: avocados.read more
For the better part of the year, avocados have been hard to come by. Despite high volumes and great prices for consumers in 2015, 2016 hasn't been kind to the popular super-fruit. Weather and labor disputes decreased production significantly in 2016, and prices rose in response. But is the end to the avocado shortage in sight?
Regarding the labor shortage, picking resumed in Mexican avocado groves between Oct. 15 and Oct. 17,...
It's a Wednesday morning in December, and that can mean its a pretty dry day in the news when it comes to fresh fruit and veggies. Sure, there are always some interesting stories coming through this week (including the tantalizing deregulation of the Innate snowden potato,...read more
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