Special events highlight CAC’s marketing activities

June 21, 2018

CA-Avo-Month-at-PSM-Wiz-Bang-Bar-Wild-Berry-Froyo-and-CA-Avo-Lime-Fudge-ParfaitJune usually is in the sweet spot of promotable California avocado volume, and this year has been no exception. Since 2012 the California Avocado Commission has marketed June as California Avocado Month. The celebration continued this season with a full slate of marketing activity to support the fruit’s peak availability.

CAC’s California Avocado Month activities this year included a sponsorship of the historic Grand Central Market in Los Angeles and the popular Pine Street Market in Portland, OR. In late May, CAC hosted media previews at these popular food halls. Bloggers and other influential media learned about California avocados from the chefs and California avocado board members Rick Shade and Jessica Hunter.

Students gain real world experience thanks to L&M internships
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New Whole Foods Market features 75 local growers
Whole Foods Market recently opened a new 35,000-square-foot store in East Austin, TX. Special features of the new East Austin store include: Produce department offering a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, including selections from about 75 local growers throughout the year including fresh flowers, peaches and Read More ...
Retailer announces plans to rebuild
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Sun World takes firm stance on IP rights breach
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Fall Creek names regional director for Mexico
Fall Creek Farm & Nursery Inc., a global blueberry breeding and nursery company, has announced that Alberto Medina-Mora has joined the company as regional director for Mexico. Most recently, Medina-Mora served as senior director of development and innovation at NatureSweet Mexico, a vertically integrated tomato grower, Read More ...