Hass Insights: Retail Data and Research Newsletter - October 2013

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Hass Insights: Retail Data and Research Newsletter from the Hass Avocado Board

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Avoscore cards are your primary source for up-to-date Regional and Market level Avocado retail trends.

Total U.S. Avocado $ Growth Rate Almost Doubled
Is Your Market Keeping Up?
Click on your Market below to find out.
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San Francisco


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S. Carolina

Great Lakes

New England
New York

South Central


Total U.S. - Volume (Units):

Category units posted strong gains in the second quarter for two consecutive years, up +32% in 2012 and +21% in 2013.
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Total U.S. - Dollar ($):

The category almost doubled in dollar growth, up from +8% in quarter two of 2012 to +14% in the second quarter of 2013.


Per Store $ Averages on the Rise?
Not According to One Region
See how your Region is doing below.

You will find one Regional Composite for each Region below as well as one for Total U.S.
California Plains
Great Lakes South Central
Midsouth Southeast
Northeast West
Total U.S.

What is a Regional Composite?
Regional Composites are quarterly category overviews including:
  • Dollar Sales and volume trends
  • PLU comparisons
  • Per store averages
  • Average Selling Price

Piggly Wiggly Plans to Sell 29 Locations - Piggly Wiggly Carolina Co., Charleston, S.C., has agreed to sell stores to Bi-Lo and Harris Teeter. Jacksonville, Fla.-based Bi-Lo Holdings LLC plans to buy 16 stores in South Carolina and six in Georgia, according to a news release. The deal is expected to close in October. The Packer,
September 13, 2013.
Tesco Hands Over Fresh & Easy Stores to U.S. Billionaire - Britain's Tesco is to lend U.S. billionaire Ron Burkle's Yucaipa investment company $126 million to take the loss-making Fresh & Easy stores off its hands, marking the end of a six-year attempt to crack the U.S. market. Reuters, September 10, 2013. Albertson's LLC to Acquire United Supermarkets - Albertson's LLC plans to acquire Lubbock, Texas-based regional independent United Supermarkets, LLC -- DBA The United Family -- which operates 50 retail stores under the banners of United Supermarkets, Market Street and Amigos, as well as three distribution centers, seven convenience stores and 26 fuel stations.Progressive Grocer, September 9, 2013.
Market Fresh Produce Acquires West Central Florida Produce Market Fresh Produce based in Nixa, MO announced the acquisition of West Central Florida Produce located in Tampa, Florida. The acquisition was completed on August 11, 2013 after the companies finalized all the business details. Perishable News,
August 23, 2013.
Impoverished Chicago area to get Whole Foods store - Promising to commit to the neighborhood, executives with the upscale grocery chain Whole Foods announced plans to build a store in the heart of one of Chicago's most impoverished and crime-plagued areas. City officials touted the new store as a way to help reduce food deserts, pockets of the city where residents don't have easy access to fresh fruits and vegetables.Bloomberg Business Week, September 4, 2013. Lowes Foods Closing Two Triangle Stores The Lowes Foods stores in North Raleigh will close September 14. All employees will be offered positions at other area Lowes stores. After the closings, Lowes Foods will have 11 stores in Garner, Cary, Raleigh, Clayton and Apex. Perishable News,
August 27, 2013.
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