Research released this summer by Consumer Reports shows 45% of U.S. residents buy organic foods at least monthly, with the U.S. Department of Agriculture reporting $35 billion in organic food purchases in 2013.
That’s still only 5% of the total “at-home food sales” for 2013, according to USDA, but with a report from TechSci Research predicting annual sales growth of 14% through 2018 for organic foods, there’s good reason to believe the public’s puppy love for organics will grow into a mature affair. Continue reading
When your customers shop the produce aisles, they’re looking for quality, freshness and appeal. What they see that looks at the peak of ripeness without being past its prime is what they will often buy. So the more that they can rely on your stores for “perfectly fresh” produce choices, the more they will come back specifically to fill their carts with good tasting bananas, tomatoes, melons and peppers. Continue reading
It’s without a doubt that organic bananas taste considerably better than conventional bananas. Thanks to the organic growing process, and the fact that ours come from as close as Mexico, the fruit tastes better and fresher. Simply put, organic bananas are naturally delicious. Use this to your advantage when selling organic bananas to your customers. Continue reading
Tomorrow is the big day, the 4th of July. But today, July 3, is one of the largest shopping days of the year. While some of your customers may throw a backyard BBQ or go to the beach, many will be going to a park to enjoy the fireworks. A lot of people will want to get to the parks early to grab a good seat, which will most likely involve a picnic basket or an array of food items. Provide them with these five recipes that are great for a picnic atmosphere.
In celebration of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, and with Mexico clinching a spot in the second stage, we must celebrate athletes. Athletes make up a major part of who buys bananas, and with good reason. Of course we are always told that bananas are important for you if you’re involved with any athletic activity, but why exactly? Find out after the break. Continue reading
Summer is here as of June 21. More than ever, your customers will be actively out and about. This gives you the perfect opportunity to promote organic bananas. They are the all natural fruit that provides hours of energy and the perfect portable snack. Continue reading
Everyone knows what bananas taste like, but in addition to a taste test between conventional and organic bananas, create unique sampling opportunities to catch your customers off guard in a positive way.
Not only will fun, prepared samples direct your customer’s eye to the produce section, but they will also provide a great cross promotional opportunity with other products in your store(s).
After the break, check out these eight great banana recipes you can easily prepare in your store as samples without any hassles. Continue reading