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RaboResearch releases U.S. Potato Outlook 2023-24

- Analysis
This U.S. Potato Outlook 2023-24 report summarizes that U.S. potato production declined for the fourth consecutive year, and this season’s crop is the smallest since 2010.

Rabobank: Avocado trade will continue to grow in an increasingly competitive market

- General News
Rabobank recently published its World Avocado Trade Map, charting global avocado production, consumption, and trade. In the next few years, avocado trade will continue to grow, but the market will be more competitive, forcing operators to be not only more efficient, but also increasingly sustainable.

RaboResearch report shows strawberry plantings rise to keep up with increased U.S. demand

- General News
Strawberries enjoy one of the highest household penetration levels in the U.S. among fresh fruits, and the highest per capita consumption in the berry patch, both in fresh and frozen markets.

Rabobank: High prices affecting shopping decisions, discount traffic up 10-15% 

- Retail
In its most recent North American Agribusiness Review, Rabobank says consumers are clearly trading down in their shopping behavior, dining out less, and choosing discount grocers more often.  

Potato market altered by pandemic, war and drought, Rabobank report says

- Analysis
Covid-19-related foodservice closures and the sector’s lagging full recovery still loom over potato growers upstream, increasing uncertainty and keeping a lid on acreage growth, according to a new report from Rabobank's RaboResearch group.

Avocado prices to ease later this year, report forecasts

- General News
RaboResearch released a report on the avocado market that estimates that shipping-point prices will decline gradually now that Cinco de Mayo buying has finished.

Report: Easy-peelers to surpass navels as top consumed citrus in U.S.

- General News
The sustained popularity of easy-peel citrus varieties should result in them surpassing navel oranges in the next few years as the most consumed fresh citrus in the U.S., according to Rabobank research.

RoboResearch report shows consumers returning to normal on foodservice and retail

- General News
RaboResearch colleagues from the consumer foods team published a report recently on consumer behavior changes that persisted through the latest Covid-19 wave, signaling that they are lasting behaviors.

Beware of avocado price spike this summer

- General News
The pandemic and restaurant closings couldn’t slow the consumer demand growth for avocados.