The Giumarra Companies' Gary Caloroso Discusses Current Avocado Market
- by Anne Allen
LOS ANGELES, CA - Avocados are known as green gold for a reason, and those of us within the industry are well aware of the category’s importance. I had the chance to talk to Gary Caloroso, The Giumarra Companies’ Regional Business Development Manager, about the state of domestic and international avocado programs.
“Currently, we are finishing our California avocado season and focusing primarily on Mexican Hass avocados,” he began. “We will have some Chilean Hass avocados as well, but their overall availability will be lower this year.”
With its Mexican avocados already available year-round, Gary told me that he anticipates their quality to continue to be excellent. Additionally, he explained that there are no current issues with weather, but Mother Nature can always play a role in harvesting as it relates to the amount of volume and the size of the fruit.
Currently, Gary informed me that the avocado market is steady, with expected supplies to increase as we move into the fall. Now that consumers are heading into football season, there’s a strong emotional connection between avocado consumption and watching the game. (I can attest to this, given how much guacamole my father and I can put away on Sundays.)
“Global and domestic demand continues to grow,” Gary shared. “We expect that trend to continue into the foreseeable future as avocados lend themselves to an exciting amount of uses for a variety of eating occasions, including breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacking. Our industry will always continue to benefit from the positive news regarding the nutritional and health benefits of avocados.”
Will the avocado market stay on this track? AndNowUKnow will continue to report.