Tattooing avocados helps keep up supply of smash hit

Appetite for creamy green fruit shows no sign of abating as growers and retailers struggle to keep up with demand

We’ve smashed them, scooped them, sliced them and blended them. Now we have started tattooing avocados as retailers battle to feed the UK’s growing obsession with the creamy green fruit.

Fruit supplier Mack, based in Kent, handles 1.3m avocados a week for a number of British retailers, and is testing a new Spanish-developed machine for labelling fruit destined for Marks & Spencer’s shelves.

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