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Support Volunteer Opportunities with GROW Bananas

Recognize Those that Volunteer and Support GROW

Celebrate those that volunteer on April 20 for Volunteer Recognition Day. Organics Unlimited held a contest for one lucky winner to receive a paid volunteer trip experience with Project Amigo in Colima, Mexico, one of the major funds recipients of GROW. This March, Karla “Sam” Gonzalez, the winner visited Cofradía de Suchitlán, a small village in Colima; to partake in the Literacy and Environment week with Project Amigo. We would like share Sam’s story with you, and you can learn more about her experience after the jump.  Continue reading

Encourage and Reward Kids to Live a Healthy Lifestyle

Create a Kids Program to Encourage and Reward Healthy Eating

Adult consumers are becoming more health conscious each day. That means they will be focusing more attention on your produce section, but what about their children? We know that kids can be picky eaters at times, so why not reinforce the benefits of healthy eating with positive merchandising and signage?  Continue reading

Healthy Bananas, but So Much More

Healthy Bananas, but So Much More Organics Unlimited

Consumers will often buy organic products in a quest to be healthier. They have images of harmful chemicals being introduced into their diets, and for that reason, they will often feel they can compromise their need for organic produce when it comes to a fruit like bananas that has a peel that they remove before they eat it.  Continue reading

Heat Up Your Produce Sales with Tropical Fruits

Heat Up Your Produce Sales with Tropical Fruits

Take your customer away to a tropical land by promoting organic bananas and coconuts, as well as other warm destination fruits such as plantains and red bananas. Tropical fruits bring a bit of the exotic to shoppers throughout the year.
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Merchandise Your Organic Bananas in Preparation for Spring

Merchandise Your Organic Bananas in Preparation for Spring

The first day of spring is quickly approaching. With daylight saving time now taking into effect, your customers will want to be out and about more often, which means they will need to keep their energy levels up. Help your customers maintain their active lifestyles with organic bananas and make sure you provide them with reasons to keep coming back for more through informative merchandising. Continue reading

9 Healthy Benefits of Bananas Children Should Know

9 Healthy Benefits of Bananas Children Should Know

March is National Nutrition Month, and to celebrate we have nine valuable tips that you can utilize in your point of purchase materials to market to children. As grown ups we understand the value of bananas and why it’s important to eat your fruits and vegetables. Targeting these fun facts at children will encourage them to be more excited about their health and will have them asking their parents to buy more organic bananas. Continue reading

Taste the Difference: Sample Organic Bananas to Kids

Taste the Difference Sample Organic Bananas to Kids

They say the way into the heart is through their stomach, which is why sampling your products is one of the best tactics to influence your consumers to buy. With so much debate on GMO, food productions, and health conscious options, organic bananas are the perfect choice to sample in your store. And to gain the maximum amount of customers your best bet is to reach out to children. Continue reading

17 Fun Alternative Uses of Bananas for Kids

17 Fun Alternative Uses for Bananas for Kids

Did you know there are many alternative uses bananas other than eating them? That’s because bananas are a super fruit with so many interesting qualities and characteristics that cannot be contained; it’s ripe with opportunity to be used for more than just sustenance. Although eating nutritious and delicious bananas the biggest selling point in stores, try these 17 fun alternatives for bananas that kids will be interested in. Continue reading

GROWing Outside of the Classroom with Project Amigo

GROWing Outside of the Classroom with Project Amigo

This past January, volunteers from the Project Amigo English as a Second Language Work Week assisted nearly 30 Project Amigo staff members and scholarship students on a day trip with 111 kids at La Boquita in Manzanillo. They plan to make this trip again this February. Continue reading

Early Childhood Education Program is GROWing in Ecuador

Early Childhood Education is GROWing in Ecuador

Last week we talked about the Safe Water Project that continues to thrive thanks to your wonderful support of the GROW program. We’d like to share with you that the Early Childhood Education Program in Ecuador has developed and expanded to six sponsorship areas. They are now working with 388 children, ages 3-5. Participants include sponsored children, siblings and relatives of sponsored children, and children from the communities in which Community Centers are located. Continue reading