Hass Insights: Retail Data and Research Newsletter - July 2013

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Holidays are a great time to promote Hass avocados! According to HAB's newly released Holiday and Events report, Labor Day had the largest increase in volume, up +66% vs. prior year, followed by the 4th of July, up +56%. Overall, all holidays/events experienced increases in volume growth and dollar sales over the prior year. Read more to learn what holidays/events are driving sales in your region.

AvoScore cards for Total US

REGIONAL COMPOSITE

Regional Composite

For the first quarter 2013, the Great Lakes Region had the highest Regional volume trend of +36%, +19 points over the national average. In dollars, the Southeast delivered the strongest trends, up +23% in the first quarter, outpacing the national average by +9 points.

BUSINESS BUILDER

AvoScore Card

See how your Region scored for the first quarter 2013. Click on your Region below to view your Avoscore Card.
California
Los Angeles
San Francisco

Midsouth
Baltimore
Richmond

Plains
St. Louis
Tampa

Southeast
Atlanta
S. Carolina

West
Denver
Phoenix
Portland
Seattle
Great Lakes
Chicago
Columbus

Northeast
Boston
Buffalo
New England
New York
Philadelphia

South Central
Dallas
Houston

TOP CATEGORIES

Total U.S. - Volume (Units):

Category units posted strong gains in first quarter for two consecutive years - up +21% in 2012 and +18% in 2013.
Top arrows

Dollar Arrow

Total U.S. - Dollar ($):


The category achieved strong dollar growth in first quarter 2013 of +14%, building on 2012's dollar trend of +5%.

RETAIL REVIEW
Bi-Lo to buy Sweetbay,
Harveys
- Bi-Lo has
agreed to acquire Sweetbay, Reid's, and Harveys banners from Delhaize America for $265 million. The company
will share their intentions for the Sweetbay banner after regulatory approval. Supermarket News,
May 28, 2013.
Whole Foods expansion includes lower cost stores - Whole Foods is aiming for a less expensive perception of the brand leading them to open new stores in smaller markets. Posting gains in sales and profits for the last three months shows the strategy may be working. Business Week, May 8, 2013. Amazon expands fresh delivery beyond Seattle - AmazonFresh online grocery has expanded their operations into the Los Angeles market and plans to expand further into San Francisco later in 2013. So far, they have 456 stock-keeping units for produce. The Packer, June 5, 2013.
Sprouts Farmers Markets files for IPO Sprouts expects rapid sales growth and the potential to add more than 1000 new stores in a prospectus detailing plans for an initial public offering of stock. The expansion will see a potential store count growth of 12% each year for the next five years. Supermarket News,
May 17, 2013.
Walmart offers fresh produce guarantee to shoppers Walmart - Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said on Monday it is offering a money-back guarantee on the fruits and vegetables it sells at its Walmart U.S. stores as it tries to gain more ground in the grocery business. Reuters, June 3, 2013.  
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