Bloomington, Calif.-based Index Fresh Inc. is expanding its export business with retailers in Hong Kong and Japan, said president Dana Thomas. “The export end of the business will be a big area of growth for us,” he said.

The company now exports about 10% of its California avocado crop and has a goal of exporting up to 20%, he said. The company also ships avocados to Taiwan, China (through Shanghai), Korea, Singapore, the Mideast and Canada.

“Exports let us diversify our business and tap new markets,” Thomas said.

Meantime, the firm will continue to serve an expanding U.S. market, he said.