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Calavo Growers, Inc. is Moving to Clay County

Calavo Growers, Inc. is Moving to Clay County

Calavo Growers has signed a lease for a 208,000 square foot distribution center in Green Cove Springs, FL, formerly Food Lion distribution. The new facility has a large refrigerated storage space with railroad tracks that run through the building. Calavo has committed to create 262 jobs within the first five years of tenancy which will significantly impact the local economy and surrounding region.

Calavo Growers has signed a lease for a 208,000 square foot distribution center in Green Cove Springs, FL, formerly Food Lion distribution. The new facility has a large refrigerated storage space with railroad tracks that run through the building. Calavo has committed to create 262 jobs within the first five years of tenancy which will significantly impact the local economy and surrounding region. Bill Garrison, President of the Clay County Economic Development Corp, said, “This is a publicly traded company that does $783 million dollars of business, annually. They are a major company and having them come to Clay County changes our perception in the world of big business.  They're expanding nationwide and they’re doing it from right here in Clay County.” Calavo Growers, Inc. was awarded a tax incentive that would offset the 7% property tax that is applied to commercial building leases by $10,000 each year by the Clay County Board of County Commissioners.

 

Company Information
Calavo Growers, Inc. is engaged in the procurement and marketing of avocados and other perishable foods as well as the preparation and distribution of processed avocado products. The firm delivers a wide array of fresh and processed food products to food distributors, produce wholesalers, supermarkets and restaurants internationally. It procures avocados primarily from California, Mexico and Chile, with additional imports from Peru, New Zealand and the Dominican Republic. The company operates in three business segments, fresh products, CalavoFoods and Renaissance Food Group, LLC (RFG). The fresh products business involves the distribution of fresh avocados as well as other produce, such as papayas, pineapples and tomatoes. The CalavoFoods processed products segment processes avocados into a wide variety of guacamole products, including frozen and cold pasteurized fresh guacamole as well as packaged pico de gallo recipes, salsas and avocado dips. Calavo’s brand names include Avo Fresco, Bueno, Calavo Gold, Salsa Lisa, El Dorado, Fresh Ripe, Select, Taste of Paradise, Tico, Mfresh and Triggered Avocados. Additionally, the firm offers the ProRipeVIP program, which uses sonic technology to test avocados so that they may be delivered at a customer’s specified state of ripeness. RFG is a fresh-food company that produces, markets and distributes nationally a portfolio of healthy, high quality products for consumers via retail.

The company owns or leases operating facilities in California, Minnesota, Texas, Hawaii, New Jersey, Arizona and Mexico. Additional subsidiaries include Calavo de Mexico SA de CV; Calavo Inversiones (Chile) Limitada; Calavo Salsa Lisa, LLC; Hawaiian Sweet, Inc.; Hawaiian Pride, LLC; and Freshrealm, LLC.

Welcome to Clay County, Florida Calavo Growers, Inc.!

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