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Avocado export group AVOCO is taking a leading role in efforts to resolve industry-wide fruit quality issues by creating a new Quality Focus team. The team, led by AVOCO director Alistair Young, will prioritise fruit quality next season and investigate every step in the supply chain to ensure New Zealand fruit retains its premium quality status before entering the market. As part of its brief, the team will re-examine fruit handling processes and work with staff across the six packhouses supplying AVOCO. Investigation into the use of water-blasters at the packhouse will be a key focus area, both in terms of methods and timing of use. With industry body cooperation, AVOCO will also conduct orchard trials to examine the role alternative fungicides can play in improving fruit quality outcomes, as well as revisiting optimal use of copper...


Partners: Southern Produce, Primor, Team Avocado

AVOCO™ is an exciting hybrid company created by the two leaders in avocado exports: Primor Produce Ltd and Southern Produce Ltd.

Formerly very competitive international rivals, we have recognised that the interests of the New Zealand avocado industry and its growers are best served by a unified entity that is focused totally on getting the best returns for its loyal growers.

Growers in Southern Produce’s Team Avocado network are now working with Primor Produce’s growers in a vibrant new coalition that shares one ambition – to maximise our combined expertise to make New Zealand avocados a truly global nutritional food phenomenon.

Together as AVOCO™ we already account for the bulk of the export market for avocados to Australia, both retail and wholesale.

Given our understanding of the industry and our commitment to work alongside our ever-expanding grower network, the formation of AVOCO™ marks a real turning point for the avocado export industry in New Zealand and its ability to increase its global presence.

This move is the final piece in the marketing jigsaw that marries all markets under a collaborative model for Primor Produce and Southern Produce. We are committed to getting the best returns for our loyal growers through providing outstanding product, information and service to our customers worldwide.


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