12 Kroger-Albertsons Merger Poses Challenges for Divestitures It remains to be seen whether the biggest merger in U.S. supermarket his- tory will be given regulatory approval. BY MARK HAMSTRA 16 U.S. Horticultural Imports to Continue to Grow Despite Economic Concerns Growth over the coming years may not be as strong as the previous two de- cades, but the market is set to remain attractive to many shippers. BY TAD THOMPSON 38 Interview with Steve Magami, Chairman and Co-Founder of Agrovision The executive heads up one of the fastest-growing companies in the blue- berry sector, which he sees as being at

46 What is Really Happening With Costs in the Fresh Produce Supply Chain? The harsh reality of soaring prices could cause radical shifts in the industry. BY MASON BRADY 62 Victor Moller Schiavetti: The Admirable Life of a Berry Pioneer The late founder of Hortifrut was a true visionary who transformed the world of berries. BY CLAUDIA CARRANZA CORON 70 Mexican Avocado Sector Bounces Back from a Tough Season Mexico’s smaller crop in the past season may have seen competitors like Peru step up and increase its market share, but the future remains bright for the United States’ neighbor to the south. BY STEVEN MAXWELL

a pivotal juncture. BY EDWARD VERNON




4 Vision Magazine

December 2022

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