Californian company Calavo Growers, packager and distributer of avocado, processed avocado and other perishable food products, has announced sales of US$56.1m for the Q2 2002, ended 30 April 2002, up 6.5% over the same prior year period. These results were driven principally by growth generated by the company's international and perishable food products segment, higher gross profit percentages generated by each of the company's business segments and the overall effect of increased net sales which significantly improved gross margins.