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Entertain Children with Tasty Banana Crafts

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The Fourth of July holiday is a time for family and friends to gather, relax and enjoy great summer weather. There is no doubt that many parents will be making grocery store runs prior to the holiday to stock up on kid-friendly and crowd-pleasing snacks. Not only are organic bananas a healthy and portable snack or breakfast item, children can create plenty of adventurous crafts using the fruit. By creating banana-themed craft displays or providing instructions on how to create them, you can boost banana sales and provide parents with a delightful way to keep children entertained. Continue reading

Boost Plantain Sales through Education

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Photo courtesy of foodandnutrition.org

Plantains are oftentimes a forgotten fruit. As they can be green, yellow or black and quite hard, customers may assume they’re under-ripe or overripe and pass them by. Customers may also not understand how to cook them, knowing perhaps of only the fried methods. With a little in-store education, you can introduce your customers to an under-appreciated fruit and sell larger quantities of plantains. Continue reading

Display Idea: Smoothies for the Whole Family

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Photo credit: Courtesy of Adam at inspiredtaste.net

Summer is here, and the warmer weather provides an opportunity to market cool, refreshing products. Smoothies are a great option for a cross-merchandising display theme featuring Organics Unlimited bananas. Health nuts, adults on-the-go and children all love smoothies; a display will attract all types of customers.

Bananas make a great base for any smoothie so the display should feature baskets full of the organic fruit. Since it’s summer, capitalize on other fresh fruits that are in-season to create a colorful cross-merchandising arrangement. Strawberries, blueberries, pineapple, mango, peaches, oranges and coconuts are all beautiful fruits to feature in a display with bananas. Continue reading

The End of the School Year: GROW Students Dulce and Isaías

1472904_943905875621119_8301473608430783279_nGROW by Organics Unlimited was created 10 years ago as a way to involve consumers in raising funds to assist the communities where Organics Unlimited bananas originate from. With the financial support of GROW banana purchases, Project Amigo is able to provide residents of the Colima, Mexico regionwith literacy, vision, dental and hearing clinics and also helps establish children’s educational programs, scholarships and boarding homes.

Many students in Colima would not be able to continue their studies past a young age if it weren’t for the educational scholarships that GROW banana purchases fund. In honor of the end of the school year, we’d like to highlight some success stories of GROW scholars turning into young adults and pursuing their dreams. Continue reading

Celebrate and Educate for National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month


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June is National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month, which provides a large opportunity to promote fresh produce in your store. Luckily, organic bananas are always in season and are the perfect item to market by themselves or partner them with other fruits and veggies during this special month. Here are a few tips on the various ways you can market Organics Unlimited products to your customers. Continue reading

Grab-and-Go Banana Merchandising


By displaying bananas near the checkout, you can attract shoppers that are looking for a quick snack or breakfast. Photo courtesy of The Marco Company.

As spring turns into summer, schools are letting out for the break and children’s activities are beginning. This means many of your customers may be busier than usual with schedules full of soccer practices and family trips. Customers may be looking for “grab-and-go” products to accommodate their families’ on-the-go summer lifestyles. Luckily, Organics Unlimited bananas provide a great option for a snack or meal component for all ages of family members.

To inspire organic banana sales as grab-and-go food options, consider how you can tailor your merchandising and displays. Continue reading

Prepare for Summer: Merchandising and Display Ideas

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Hammocks (such as this miniature one) can be used in organic banana displays as a way to evoke summer fun. Photo courtesy of The Hammock Shack on etsy.com.

As Memorial Day is the unofficial kickoff to summer around the nation, consider using the holiday weekend to change up your merchandising. Creating a playful produce display is a way to showcase organic bananas and other summer favorite fruits.

Fruit salad is a summer picnic and party staple. Create the illusion of a large fruit salad using a circular fruit display. Section off the round display into pie-shaped segments and fill each with a type of fruit, creating a colorful pinwheel. Top off the effect by placing an oversize bowl or basket in the center of the display and filling it with unpeeled and uncut fruit. This merchandising display is not only visually appealing, but useful; all a customer has to do is walk around the display and pick their favorites to make a fruit salad for their friends and family. Here’s a Guava Banana Fruit Salad recipe you can share with your customers. Continue reading