Packaging and Marketing
At McDaniel & Chirico, we work with customers to design and create customized avocado programs. McDaniel & Chirico customized avocado programs assist our customers in growing their avocado marketing share and prevailing in their marketing areas. Discover how one of our many customized Linda-Vista™ brand avocado programs can help increase your avocado category profits.
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McDaniel & Chirico has been growing quality avocados since 1944. Our network of independent avocado growers from all major avocado growing countries provide us with the ability to harvest, package and distribute delicious Linda-Vista™ brand avocados year round.
At McDaniel & Chirico, we have been growing quality avocados since 1944. With a collective network of California growers from the Mexican border to San Luis Obispo County, we harvest a variety of avocados year-round.
McDaniel’s California avocado orchards, and those orchards owned and operated by our independent California grower base are located in every major California growing district. These growing districts are famous for their mild semi-tropical climates and are perfect growing grounds for the production of great tasting Linda-Vista brand avocados. Pre-conditioning can also be done to our customer specifications in our gas rooms.
Chilean avocado groves are located in a similar range of latitudes to California, but in the Southern Hemisphere. Chilean fruit is mature when Californian Fruit is at the transition between the late and early season (August through February). This condition gives the Chilean industry a market well-primed by the momentum of California avocado sales. Although Chile grows many varieties of avocados, they concentrate primarily on the Hass variety for export to the United States.
McDaniel & Chirico receives Chilean Hass avocados only from Chilean growers who can produce and deliver the safest and highest quality grade avocados that we demand for our Linda-Vista brand avocados.
Mexican Hass Avocados / Peruvian Hass Avocados
McDaniel & Chirico’s international Linda-Vista brand avocado sourcing network reaches deep into the heart of the prime growing regions of Mexico, and to the highest avocado growing plateaus of the Andes mountains in Peru. In these areas some of the finest quality Hass avocados in the world are grown and McDaniel is there. McDaniel & Chirico works in partnership with only the best grower partners in these offshore regions to secure the finest quality avocados for packaging in all of our Linda-Vista brand avocado products.
All McDaniel & Chirico offshore partners follow strict internationally-required food safety protocols and guidelines, as well as U.S. distribution food-safety requirements. Each grower and every facility employed by McDaniel in our offshore avocado sourcing pipeline are constantly monitored and audited by independent third party organizations to ensure that every Linda-Vista brand avocado you receive is of the quality demanded by today’s consumer.
The avocado industry’s most successful innovation in many years has been the introduction of “Ripe Avocado Programs” and McDaniel & Chirico is on the cutting edge of this great industry advancement.
Retailers who have adopted a RIPE avocado program format have seen time and time again immediate increased unit sales of 20% to 40% and more in same store sales in quarter over quarter comparisons. This growth is primarily driven by the fact that the consumer can use the product that evening, or within 2-3 days of purchase. This ease of use has been proven to trigger an increase in impulse buying of additional units.
In addition to increased sales there is a noticeable decline in the percentage of “product shrink” due to the quicker turnover in a “properly coordinated” ripe avocado program.
The McDaniel & Chirico Difference… As a result of our years of experience in handling and providing ripe avocados to our fresh Linda-Vista™ brand avocado customers you can be confident that a McDaniel & Chirico “Ripe Avocado Program” will be a tremendous addition to you fresh avocado display. With our state-of-the-art avocado ripening facilities located in Fallbrook, California and in other strategically-located national cold-storage forwarding centers McDaniel & Chirico can supply a ripe avocado program to your specifications in your area. Contact one of our sales team members and let them help you design the perfect Linda-Vista ™ brand “Ripe Avocado Program” for you.