Giant Food, the Washington D.C. area's leading regional grocery chain, is teaming up with Avocados from Peru (AFP) to donate a trailer of over 40,000 pounds of Avocados from Peru, also known as summer avocados, to Feeding America network members Capital Area Food Bank in Northeast Washington, D.C., and the Maryland Food Bank in Baltimore, Md. Both deliveries will take place on National Avocado Day, Friday, July 31, 2020.
Integrated Design-Build firm A M King has begun construction of a 262,000-sf ripening and cold storage distribution center for Mission Produce, the world’s largest grower, packer, and shipper of Hass avocados. The new facility will be located in Laredo, TX at the Pinnacle Industry Center on 32.6 acres adjacent to the Rio Grande River and the Mexican Border. It will allow the company to capitalize on the continued popularity of its signature product in the nation’s busiest land port. Mission plans to initially hire 75 employees when the project is complete in May 2021.
Calavo Growers, a leading global avocado producer, has acquired Hiperbaric’s 300th high pressure processing (HPP) machine, for its plant in Mexico. The Hiperbaric 300 is one of the most economically competitive HPP machines, with a capacity of 3,100 lbs. per hour. With this capacity, Calavo Growers will continue scaling its avocado operations, according to the company.
The makers of the WHOLLY brand, home of WHOLLY AVOCADO and WHOLLY GUACAMOLE, America’s #1 refrigerated guacamole, are making it more convenient than ever for people to get their daily dose of avocado with the launch of WHOLLY AVOCADO Diced Avocado and single-serve Smashed Avocado products. These innovations are paving the way for a new category of ready-to-eat avocado under the WHOLLY AVOCADO brand. Avocado lovers can now enjoy perfectly ripe and preservative free, pre-diced and smashed avocado anytime.
Chosen Foods, the leading producer of 100% pure avocado oil and creator of avocado-inspired kitchen staples including cooking sprays, mayos, dressings and simmer sauces, announces the launch of their first ever refrigerated products: a collection of four delicious new guacamole and salsa items.
¡Yo Quiero! Brands has opened a new 45,000-square-foot distribution facility in Rhome, Texas (near Dallas) as well as a new facility in Guanajuato, Mexico (near León). The brand, which focuses on small-batch guacamole, salsa and queso products, is moving further into in the avocado and high-pressure processing (HPP) industries.
Check out the September 2020 edition of Refrigerated & Frozen Foods: Cold storage construction and COVID-19, how foodservice is adapting to coronavirus challenges, SugarCreek, 2020 cold storage construction guide & directory and much more!