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Calavo Growers: Avocado Or Avocadon't?

Calavo Growers (NASDAQ:CVGW) has in recent years reaped the benefits of surging avocado consumption in the United States. This growth is partly due to the fruit's perceived health benefits and also due to the growing Hispanic population in the US. The increasing popularity of Mexican food generally, as evidenced by the rise of restaurant chains like Chipotle (NYSE:CMG), has been helpful as well. Even though Calavo is by and large a commodity business, these favorable demand trends have allowed it to prosper; its shares have risen in six of the past seven years, sometimes very substantially. The company has not just benefited from higher volumes sold, but also from generally strong prices for avocados, which is

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