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Calavo Growers

Calavo Growers is an international food company involved in the production and distribution of avocado and other fresh fruits and vegetables. The company operates through three major business segments and sells its products to retail grocery, club stores, mass merchandisers, food distributors and wholesalers across the North American, Asian and European markets. The Fresh segment includes procurement and marketing of fresh avocadoes and other produce such as tomatoes and papayas. The Renaissance Food Group segment produces, markets and distributes fresh-cut fruits and vegetables and prepared foods. The Foods segment creates and distributes refrigerated packaged foods such as guacamole and salsa. The company's products are sold under a variety of private label and store brands, and the company's own Calavo, Garden Highway and Chef Essentials brand names.

Ranking position
#196 /350
Total score
15.3 /100
Measurement area Score (0-100) Rank (0-350)

Governance and strategy

#1 25.0 /100 #191


#1 18.0 /100 #182


#1 8.3 /100 #173

Social inclusion

#1 16.3 /100 #176
Indicates the score for the top performing company.
Agricultural products and commodities #75
Food and beverage manufacturers/processors #133

Segment ranking summary

Calavo Growers is active in the agricultural commodities and products and food and beverage manufacturers and processors segments, where it ranks respectively in the 75th and 133th positions. When compared to its peers, the company shows an average performance in the environment measurement area. While it has taken steps to report on sustainable sourcing practices, it is yet to formulate a commitment to reduce its GHG emissions. In the nutrition dimension, the company shows relative strength in its commitment to food safety, but it falls behind its peers in disclosing its contributions to key nutrition topics such as availability, accessibility and affordability of healthy foods. Calavo Growers shows weaker performance in the social inclusion area compared to its segment peers.

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  1. 2023

More about the company

Santa Paula, California, United States of America
Food and agriculture revenue USD
Group revenue USD
Onwnership structure
Publicly listed
Number of employees

This company is part of the SDG2000, the 2,000 most influential companies

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