Why Avocados Have Become a Luxury Item

To understand why avocado prices are soaring, we start with California and Mexico and then end up with Chipotle and the Chinese Middle class.

What Chipotle Says About Its Avocados

Investors have been told that Avocado prices are nudging food costs up at Chipotle. At the end of last March, aggressive demand and lower supply from California made avocados more expensive. In its most recent Annual Report, the company even…

A Fast Food “F”

When animal welfare requires cage-free eggs and antibiotic elimination and no gestation crates, some fast food restaurants cannot accept the tradeoffs.