As Hurricane Patricia has dissipated, the Organics Unlimited team has begun to assess the damage incurred by the storm. Thankfully, since the hurricane quickly lost strength once reaching land, the devastation across the entire Colima region of Mexico was less than expected.
We are happy to report that problems at the Organics Unlimited farms appear to be minimal in comparison to what was predicted from the powerful storm. The team began to clear away downed trees and assess farm damage on Sunday, and those activities will continue throughout this week. Operations are up and running and there will be no gap in organic banana supply to our distributors and retailers. Continue reading
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
It’s been a great 2014, and we are thankful for all our customers and GROW supporters who continue to choose Organics Unlimited. As we move into 2015, we promise to keep delivering only the freshest, most delicious sustainable organic bananas on the market. What are your objectives for 2015 and how can you plan ahead? Continue reading
We live in an age where food isn’t just consumed physically, but also through information. More than ever, consumers want to know more about what they are digesting and where it comes from. Aside from labeling products organic, your website can be a fantastic hub for customers to learn more about them. Continue reading
It’s never too early to begin thinking about how you’re going to grab your customers’ attentions this holiday season. While cranberries, apples, green beans, and sweet potatoes are the more traditional produce items for Thanksgiving and Christmas, there are plenty of great recipes and ideas that you can use when marketing your organic bananas. Continue reading
Organics Unlimited grows most of the organic bananas in Mexico. We chose the location of our farms based on its fertile soil, abundant rainfall and warm climate. However, like any area that is good for growing, there is risk based on weather issues. For us, it is usually tropical storms, including strong winds, heavy rains and hurricanes, but it can also be below normal temperatures. This year in southern Mexico we have seen damage due to strong winds, and we have been in the path of several hurricane force tropical storms. We’d like you to understand a bit of what this can mean for us and for you as a distributor or retailer. Continue reading
Organics don’t dominate in the fresh produce aisle, but produce is by far the leading organic food category with 43% of organic food sales in 2012 being fresh fruits and vegetables, according to the Nutrition Business Journal.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture cited the journal’s statistics in its “Organic Market Overview” earlier this year. The government agency does not track sales of all organic commodities, but relies on industry and academia to provide some statistics on organic sales. Continue reading