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Peruvian produce exports exceed $2.8B in the first half of 2021

- International
Peruvian fruit and vegetable exports exceeded $2.8 billion from January to July 2021, a rise of 26 percent over the same period last year, according to ADEX.

Colombia Avocado Board elects officers to two-year term

- General News
In September, the nine-member Colombia Avocado Board (CAB) elected four new officers to Board of Directors, serving a two-year term from 2021 through 2023.

GRAPHIC: Avocado volume keeps rising but so are prices

- Analysis
The following graphic was produced by Agtools Inc., showing that Mexico is the dominant supplier of avocados to the U.S., with 160 million more pounds so far this season than last.

Mission Produce opens $50MM Laredo, TX, distribution center

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Serving as a major hub for avocados coming from Mexico into the United States, the 262,000-square-foot facility is positioned to funnel product into the rest of the distribution centers in Mission’s advanced network.

Peruvian avocado exports nearly reach $1 Billion

- International
Peruvian avocado exports reached a new record of $949 million through July 2021, according to Roberto Sanchez, Peru’s Minister of Foreign Trade and Tourism.

Fusion to present insights about hass avocado trends on webinar

- General News
Steven Muro, president and founder of Fusion, will share his expertise and industry knowledge during a live webinar from the Hass Avocado Board (HAB) on Thursday, September 30, 2021, from 1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. PDT.

Wholly Guacamole offers limited-time subscription box

- General News
To dodge the devastating letdown of running out of the beloved, tasty snack, the makers of Wholly Guacamole, America's No. 1 refrigerated guacamole made with real ingredients and hand-scooped Hass avocados, are launching a limited-time "Don't Hit Guac Bottom" subscription box just in time for National Guacamole Day (September 16).

Avocado food brand Chosen Foods gets private equity partner

- General News
Butterfly, a Los Angeles-based private equity firm specializing in the food sector, today announced that it has reached an agreement to partner with Chosen Foods LLC. Butterfly will own a majority stake in the business.

ProduceIQ: Wildfires affect crops in CA and beyond

- Analysis
While astronauts watch from space as California wildfires spew smoke, the fresh produce industry is also keeping a birds-eye view on blazes in the golden state.

A bright future for tropical fruits

- Analysis
Every now and then, it’s a good idea to step back and look at the proverbial Big Picture.