Hass Insights: Retail Data and Research Newsletter - March 2014

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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.

Northeast Avocado $ Growth Rate Outpaces Fruit and Produce by +17 Points
Is Your Market Keeping Up?


Click on your Market below to find out.

California
Los Angeles
San Francisco

Midsouth
Baltimore
Richmond

Plains
St. Louis

Southeast
Atlanta
S. Carolina
Tampa


West
Denver
Phoenix
Portland
Seattle
Great Lakes
Chicago
Columbus

Northeast
Boston
Buffalo
New England
New York
Philadelphia

South Central
Dallas
Houston
 
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TOP CATEGORIES

Total U.S. - Volume (Units):

Category units posted strong gains in the fourth quarter for two consecutive years, up +35% in 2012 and +13% in 2013.
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Total U.S. - Dollar ($):


Category dollars grew +14% in quarter four of 2013, a +4 point increase from 2012, at +10%.



REGIONAL COMPOSITE

Northeast Posts the Highest $
Growth Rate for Total 2013
How Does Your Region Compare?

Click on your Region below to find out how your Region is doing.

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
UNDERSTANDING RETAIL PRICE TO DRIVE HASS AVOCADO SALES -
AVOCADO PRICE & VOLUME INSIGHTS STUDY
The Hass Avocado Board's recent study indicates that retailers can run promotions on one size avocado without significantly compromising volume of the alternate size. Using IRI/FreshLook Marketing data from approximately 330 individual grocery retail account geographies, the study presents insights and practical considerations for the trade on retail price and price-volume relationships. Read the full report by clicking here.
RETAIL REVIEW




Fresh Thyme Sets Opening Schedule - Fresh Thyme Farmers Markets announced locations for its first 23 stores, the first of a planned 60 for the Phoenix-based start-up. Fresh Thyme will open its first store in Mt. Prospect, Ill., this spring, followed by an additional eight stores this year. Supermarket News,
February 18, 2014.
Hy-Vee Buys Amber Pharmacy - Hy-Vee Inc. has entered into an agreement to acquire Amber Pharmacy, an Omaha, Nebraska-based specialty pharmacy solutions provider. Amber will retain its existing name and operations, including its headquarters in Omaha and locations in Chicago, Dallas and Philadelphia. Progressive Grocer, February 18, 2014. Sobeys Selling 30 Stores - Sobeys Inc. has entered into agreements with Overwaitea Food Group and Federated Co-operatives Ltd. on behalf of the Co-operative Retailing System to sell 22 of the 23 stores the grocer is required to divest in relation to its purchase of Canada Safeway. Progressive Grocer, February 14, 2014.
Phoenix-Based Pro's Ranch Markets Sold for $55M - Two retailers in Southern California have reached a $55 million deal to buy Phoenix-based Pro's Ranch Markets, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last May. Cardenas Northgate Group Ranch announced that as part of the deal, it will also get Pro's Ranch Markets' corporate office and a 151,000-square-foot warehouse in Phoenix. Albuquerque Journal, February 10, 2014. Kroger Shuttering 2 W.Va. Stores - Kroger plans to close two of its 50 stores in West Virginia, one in Diamond, the other in Weston, according to published reports. Both locations will close April 11. The 31,000-square-foot Diamond store, which opened in 1984, hasn't been profitable for the past three years. Progressive Grocer, February 10, 2014. TPG Capital Buys Los Angeles Specialty Grocer for $394 Million - TPG Capital, the private equity firm that maintains an investment arm in San Francisco said that it purchased Southern California's Gelson's Markets. The purchase price came to $394 million, with TPG paying $126.50 per share for Gelson's parent, Arden Group. San Francisco Business Times, February 19, 2014.
 
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