Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Reddit + - Costa warns as consumers puke discretionary veg By Houses and Holes in Australian Economy, Featured Articleat 10:15 am on January 10, 2019 | 44 comments The consumer is buckling: Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Reddit + - YOU MAY ALSO BE INTERESTED INBoom in Indian tourists offsets Chinese declineData from Austrade shows that growth in theDEEWR skilled vacancies keep fallingViaLeading index remains weakVia Westpac: • The six month annualisedPC: Demand-driven university destroys standardsBy Leith van Onselen The Productivity Comments TailorTrashMEMBER January 10, 2019 at 10:23 am …subdued demand in avocados ?…..there you have it lads and lasses ……..the omen of omens …. NikolaMEMBER January 10, 2019 at 11:50 am hahaha – gold. DominicMEMBER January 10, 2019 at 12:00 pm To be fair, who wants to pay $3 for an avocado when you have no idea what condition it’s really in till you get home? I’m surprised the avo businesses are still in business at all. Oh that’s right, the hipster movement hasn’t died yet. Peachy January 10, 2019 at 12:54 pm Dominic – both Coles and Woolworths have moneyback guarantees on their fresh food. I have used it multiple times on fruit that tastes sh!t. I’m not embarrassed about it either. Everyone should. Maybe they’ll get the message eventually. So take those $3 avocados back to colesworth and get your money back. mild colonialMEMBER January 10, 2019 at 12:58 pm interesting point. is it just January or have I not seen a hipster for some time? Jumping jack flash January 10, 2019 at 2:28 pm I see hipsters everywhere, lately they take off their tortoiseshell, 0 prescription glasses and blend in with everyone else. Kind of like reverse supermen. You can still spot them by their beards. DominicMEMBER January 10, 2019 at 2:57 pm @Peachy It’s crossed my mind to take my stringy avo’s back but I just haven’t been able to summon the nerve. But you’re right, I should. Added to which, the fruit ‘n veg buyer for our local Coles shouldn’t have a job – the only consistently safe bet in our store is the carrots. kiwikarynMEMBER January 10, 2019 at 10:24 am Smashed like an avocodo! The economy must really be in the poo if demand for avocado has dropped off a cliff. Are the Millennials all hunkered down in their parents’ basement eating weetbix these days? Arrow2MEMBER January 10, 2019 at 10:26 am I’ve been eating avocados at double speed. Suck it debt slaves! haroldusMEMBER January 10, 2019 at 10:49 am Do you have Harris Farm in Canberra? They sell odd bunch avos at about 7/kg! Arrow2MEMBER January 10, 2019 at 11:16 am Not sure – I’ll look into it! Thanks. footsore January 10, 2019 at 11:38 am An avo a day is the renter’s way. NikolaMEMBER January 10, 2019 at 11:59 am I did go to the fruit shop today but decided to skip on the avos even though I can afford them.. being a renter. Ino January 10, 2019 at 10:20 pm Avo oil as personal lubricant… mmmmmm Tastes like victory! 😀 Peachy January 10, 2019 at 10:27 am “Flat growth” compared to the previous forecast “of low double digit growth”. Lololololol @ flat “growth”. It’s such an old fashioned term. Negative sideways movement is where it’s at. Also lololololol at the hugeness of the miss – 12% growth vs 0% growth is pretty spectacular. (Down 34% in early trading – probably not enough) Need more people in Australia to support easy “growth”. Kleenex January 10, 2019 at 10:30 am 12% isn’t that big… Peachy January 10, 2019 at 10:34 am What are you talking about. It’s basically infinite: (12 percent / 0 percent) = does not compute!! bjw678 January 10, 2019 at 10:49 am @peachy 112/100 would be a much more representative figure, unless they are now selling no avocadoes. But yay hyperbole!!!!! Peachy January 10, 2019 at 11:26 am Bjw- I’ve gone long hyperbole 😉 Ino January 10, 2019 at 10:21 pm @BJW It’s pronounced “hyper-bowl” … get it right buddy! haroldusMEMBER January 10, 2019 at 10:52 am I learnt a tag! haroldusMEMBER January 10, 2019 at 10:54 am 1> select ':)' as peachy ┌──────┐ │peachy│ ├──────┤ │:) │ └──────┘ (1 row) End of Request stupid losing format BabundaMEMBER January 10, 2019 at 11:01 am haha I thought the same thing. It means 0% right? Not “same growth rate as last year”? I imagine avos are pretty income elastic so 12% would’ve been a heroic outcome in the current conditions. Dreamin. stagmal January 10, 2019 at 12:24 pm ive been eating the same potato for the past four and a half mojnts C.M.BurnsMEMBER January 10, 2019 at 12:36 pm That’s a smooth rock mate… bda2206 January 10, 2019 at 12:49 pm I guess you’d want to put it in boiling water before eating it again. Peachy January 10, 2019 at 12:54 pm Pure class by both burns and bda. Good work. The Beetrooter Advocate January 10, 2019 at 1:12 pm A whole potato? Is that allowed? JohnR January 10, 2019 at 1:30 pm There’s nothing wrong with nibbling a pair of avocados for a change. Ino January 10, 2019 at 10:23 pm Yeah – but the goat might take a fancy to you… The Beetrooter Advocate January 10, 2019 at 1:14 pm Discretionary fruits and nuts would have been a more correct headline. No veg here. JohnR January 10, 2019 at 1:28 pm Berries and avocado, to be precise. Ino January 10, 2019 at 10:23 pm Maybe it’s a typo – was meant to be “vag” AmusedMEMBER January 10, 2019 at 1:15 pm I use the “avocado gauge” at my local woolies ( Bondi Beach ) as the true barometer of the economy…. 1 yr ago, $4 an avocado….now $2.50 per avocado…..or 2 for $4…… huge deflation there… though there’s this bargain in the suburb https://www.domain.com.au/north-bondi-nsw-2026-2014736472 bendy wire January 10, 2019 at 1:23 pm Avo’s are also a bi-annual harvest…. maybe its just been the small-crop year … ? Or a large-crop year causing a flood of supply… Peachy January 10, 2019 at 1:37 pm They should’ve put the excess avocados in the freezer. That’s solve the price slide. The Claw January 10, 2019 at 7:57 pm yes! Peachy January 10, 2019 at 10:35 pm Cheers Claw. Is your opus “out of print” now? DPM January 10, 2019 at 2:55 pm Discretionary Veg? I guess to a certain point everything is discretionary Peachy January 10, 2019 at 5:43 pm I read “discretionary vag” initially. But I think that we’re still quite far from that point. haroldusMEMBER January 10, 2019 at 6:16 pm So did I! HadronCollision January 10, 2019 at 9:40 pm Veggies are discretionary?? (Ohnozetheyrecarbslolz) On avos, the set is certainly affecting the taste of ours. But the shepherds are fruiting like mofos CarlosMEMBER January 10, 2019 at 10:20 pm avos in FNQ are going berserk. Mate who does structural steel had 28 sheds to build mid last yr, says arvo farmers can’t get rid of enough money quick enough, another mate gave up a job in the gas to buy a farm with 1500 trees and was trying to get another 1500 in the ground ……. I believe a lot is now going to export . Ino January 10, 2019 at 10:25 pm Oh well – I guess Emus are out for now..