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VIDEO: World Record for Dallas Grocer

Record breaking avocado display | Images by El Rio Grande - Latin Market/Facebook
Record breaking avocado display | Images by El Rio Grande - Latin Market/Facebook

Earlier this month, a local grocery chain was awarded a Guinness World Record certificate for the world’s largest fruit display ever recorded.

The Guinness World Record was achieved at the El Rio Grande Latin Market on Buckner Boulevard in Dallas. Over 260,000 avocados weighing nearly 87,000 pounds — or around 43 tons — were used in the record-setting display, which took hours to set up.

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Life’s AlwaysGood when you have this many avocados! 🙌 Watch as El Río Grande Latín Market sets the Guinness World Record for the Everything’s Grande in Texas display. 🥑🎉 GuinnessWorldRecord EverythingsGrandeInTexas ElRioGrandeMarket Avocados

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A representative from Guinness was on hand to inspect the display and certify the feat.

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🥑🎉 It’s official, El Rio Grande Latin Market has broke a @guinnessworldrecordsfor the largest fruit display in the world! At 86,764 pounds, taking 260,292 Avocados, our amazing team are officially title holders! 🏆🥑 GuinnessWorldRecord EverythingsGrandeInTexas ElRioGrandeMarket Avocados

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Before El Rio Grande took the top spot, the Guinness record was held by Del Monte Fresh Produce and Jewel-Osco in Westmont, Illinois. In that display, 211,000 bananas weighing over 77,000 pounds were stacked to secure the record in June 2022. They had unseated Rouses Markets and Sunkist Growers, which had put together an over 40,000-pound display of citrus fruits in Louisiana just six months earlier.

As El Rio Grande explained in a LinkedIn post, the “record-breaking masterpiece” took seven years of “hard work, dedication, and a whole lot of avocado love” to create. The supermarket received considerable media attention, even being featured on the Late Night with Seth Meyers Show.

The display was created to coincide with Cinco de Mayo. From May 3 to 5, the market held celebrations that included DJs, mariachi bands, giveaways, and school performances.

“Everything Grande in Texas isn’t just about avocados — It’s about bringing our community together. In addition to celebrating the avocado, we’ll also be raising awareness about the importance of access to nutritious foods,” said Gladys Marquez, head of marketing for El Rio Grande, per WFAA. We recognize that access to fresh, healthy food is a challenge for many people in our community. Throughout this campaign, we are doing more than breaking records—we’re supporting our local economy and strengthening our community.”

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