Organic Conversations Grow at the PMA 2015 Fresh Summit

Organics Unlimited 2014 PMA Fresh Summit

Leading into the PMA 2015 Fresh Summit Convention & Expo in Atlanta on October 23-25, there’s a lot of buzz about what attendees can expect from exhibitors and speakers. More than 3,900 retail and foodservice buyers will be attending. They will browse the more than 1,000 exhibitor booths and displays, attend the 15 workshops and share ideas with other industry professionals on what’s trending in fresh produce for the 2016 year. Continue reading

Spotlight on Organics Unlimited’s Newest Agricultural Engineer

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Quality is important to Organics Unlimited. We guarantee our customers a certain level of quality in each box of organic bananas. Creating a quality product starts well before the boxes arrive in distribution centers or stores; it starts at the farm. We ensure our customers with a high level of quality by hiring knowledgeable engineers to lead the growing efforts and manage daily operation. Continue reading

Bringing More Customers to the Produce Aisle

Banana Granola Cereal

Data from a 2015 FMI inaugural Power of Produce report shows that 99% of households buy vegetables and 98% buy fruit. That’s good news for the health of our country! However, only two-thirds of consumers polled said they shop the produce department frequently. According to a recent Supermarket News article, perhaps it’s time to rethink the produce department. While we oftentimes create cross-promotional displays in other locations (such as the cereal aisle or end displays), perhaps we should be encouraging customers – especially that one-third who don’t already do – to make frequent trips to the produce aisle for many of their grocery needs. Continue reading

Help Us GROW a Conversation

Banana Smile

Since 2005, GROW has strived to make a difference in communities throughout Mexico and Ecuador. With each purchase of GROW organic bananas, you are helping create new opportunities for those who would not otherwise be able to do so on their own. This year’s GROW Month has been extra special as we celebrated our 10th anniversary of the program. Although GROW month has passed, we hope you will continue celebrating and raising awareness for the rest of 2015.

In honor of our 10th anniversary we have created content to spark fun conversation around bananas and the GROW program:

Help us create more opportunities for workers and communities through your social media channels or in-store POP materials using this shareable content. Share these stories, recipes, ideas, facts and more with the hashtag #GROWTURNS10 to start a conversation and help bring more familiarity to the program. Let your customers know how much they have helped make a difference with each GROW organic banana purchased.

Thank you for being a part of GROW Month! We look forward to spending the next 10 years and beyond with you, helping to make our world a better, more sustainable place.

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Better Breakfasts Build Better Communities

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Better Breakfast Month is an unofficial holiday recognized by many school districts around the nation throughout September. The goal is to promote the importance of breakfast, both for youth and adults. Breakfast has been proven to increase academic performance of students. According to WebMD, the American Dietetic Association reports children who eat breakfast concentrate better and have increased problem-solving skills and eye-hand coordination. Breakfast is important for adults, too. Nutritionally balanced breakfast can lower cholesterol levels, help control your weight and provide more energy for regular exerce. Join conversations about #BetterBreakfastMonth on social media and find inspiration for your morning plate. Continue reading

GROW Supporter PCC Natural Markets Surpasses $200,000 in Contributions

Centro Educativo Suchitlan

We are midway through GROW Month, a 30-day celebration aimed at promoting awareness for the mission of GROW and celebrating #GROWTURNS10. Over the past decade, through incredible retailer and distributor support, GROW organic purchases have provided nearly $2 million in aid for communities near Organics Unlimited banana farms in Mexico and Ecuador. Continue reading

How GROW Benefits Quality of Life in Ecuador

GROW EcudadorAs GROW celebrates a milestone of 10 years of giving back to communities in Mexico and Ecuador, we want to share information on how funds raised from GROW organic banana sales are distributed and used. Through Children International, with the help of the International Community Foundation to manage and distribute funds, GROW organic banana purchases aid communities within Ecuador. Continue reading