Avocados Are Rising. Foodservice is Driving
Avocados from Mexico account for the largest share of avocados entering the U.S. foodservice market.
Avocados From Mexico represented
265 million pounds in 2014 or 63 percent
of total market.
Salads & Handheld are Top Users for Avocados from Mexico
The market for fresh avocados continues to grow in the U.S.
Between 2014 and 2019,
the market (fresh avocados
in U.S. foodservice) Is expected
to grow 8.1 percent annually
in poundage, driven by
expanded usage in foodservice.
More than half (61 percent) of small chain/ Independent casual dining and fine dining operators indicate they are purchasing higher volume of fresh avocados than they were two year ago.
Avocados from Mexico:
It’s About Quality & Performance.
Quality and performance attributes. Price is leading selection factors among casual dining and fast casual restaurants.
Level of ripeness
Year round availability
Availability through current distributors
Size of avocado
Avocado From Mexico:
Top Ingredient for Salads and Sandwiches
The most popular uses of fresh Avocados From Mexico
among casual dining restaurants nationwide include:
Source:Technomic Avocado Assessment and Casual Dining/Fast Casual Insights Report, 2014