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Tips for Merchandising Organic Bananas this Fall and Winter

Ashland Food Co-op DisplayAn example of how Ashland Food Co-op uses organic bananas to anchor a display of football-party necessities.

As a grower of high quality organic bananas, we are proud of the product we provide to our retailers and distributors. We want to do everything we can to ensure that our fruit reaches consumers in pristine condition, ready-to-eat, so they can experience the naturally delicious taste of Organics Unlimited bananas. Therefore, we work to provide tips on how to merchandise and display organic bananas to move them through your store quickly, guaranteeing you a return on investment and happy, repeat customers.

To provide you some fall and holiday merchandising ideas, we solicited the help of Ashland Food Co-op, a retailer in Oregon that sells Organics Unlimited produce. Continue reading

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

Organics Unlimited Engineer Jairo horizontal

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

Keeping an Eye on Quality: From Soil to San Diego

Organics Unlimited Banana Farm

When considering how to provide the freshest, highest-quality bananas to retailers and distributors, it’s important to think of the logistical chain and ensuring the quality of the product throughout the growing and shipping process. From the soil to the storage of the bananas before distributors pick up their orders, Marco, the Operations & Logistic Manager for Organics Unlimited, oversees the entire process. He shares more information about how our organic bananas are grown, picked and transferred, all with quality in mind. Continue reading

Conventional vs Organic vs Genetically Modified

Pick your fruit right – Conventional vs Organic vs Genetically modified!

As you walk into the supermarket, you see a mind-boggling variety of fruits and vegetables. But have you ever wondered whether the attractive looking fruits which promise you that extra pulp and sweetness might not be your ideal health choice. Now there is a way to choose smartly and differentiate between conventionally grown, organically grown and genetically modified fruits by reading their labels carefully. Continue reading

Organic Produce Purchases Claim Record Numbers in 2014

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Photo courtesy of Specialty Produce

According to Grocery Headquarters and the Organic Trade Association (OTA), sales of organic food and non-food products set an all-time record in the U.S. in 2014. Sales jumped to $39.1 billion, which is 11.3% more than the previous year.

Organic food sales alone accounts for $35.9 billion of that market, which is an 11% rise from the previous year.

The majority of households purchase organic items on a regular basis; 80% of households polled in the South and 90% on the West Coast and New England buy organic items at supermarkets and retail stores, up from 68% in 2013. OTA research has found that there are no regional, demographic or partisan boundaries when it comes to purchasing organic foods. Continue reading