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Organics Unlimited Announces New Packaging and Messaging

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SAN DIEGO (Aug. 10, 2016)Organics Unlimited, an organic banana grower and importer with headquarters in south San Diego County, is pleased to announce it will unveil a fresh, new look to its branding throughout the coming months, including new banana stickers, revised packaging and an updated look and messaging. The elements will roll out  gradually, beginning in August. Continue reading

2015 Year in Review

Organics Unlimited Staff Christmas Party 2015

As the year draws to a close, we looked back at 2015 and found that Organics Unlimited and GROW had quite a few memorable moments over the last 12 months.

The year began with Organics Unlimited celebrating its 15th year of business as well as being named one of San Diego’s Most Admired Companies by San Diego Metro Magazine.

In February, produce companies nationwide faced a challenge during the West Coast port dispute. Dozens of cargo ships were anchored just off the coasts of Los Angeles and Long Beach, waiting their turn to be unloaded while their perishable goods spoiled. Thankfully, Organics Unlimited ships the majority of its fruit by truck from Mexico to San Diego, so our logistics chain was less compromised than others and we lost less product.

Organics Unlimited aims for continued quality, sustainability and growth. To answer these commitments and keep increasing our product yield, Organics Unlimited hired a new engineer in 2015 to help oversee the growing and production processes.

GROW celebrated a milestone year in 2015, noting a decade of giving back to Mexican and Ecuadorian communities through the program. More than $2 million in aid (and counting!) has been donated thanks to your continued purchases of GROW organic bananas. GROW marked its 10th anniversary with a new, limited-edition label and a special initiative in September called GROW Month.

Organic Odes, the blog for Organics Unlimited and GROW, saw more visitors and more page views than any other year. Readers from the U.S., Canada, Mexico, U.K., Brazil, Italy and more logged on to read updates on our organic produce, learn more about our nonprofit initiatives and more. Top blog posts were:

Thank you for your continued support and readership. If you’d like to see an article on a specific topic or get more information on our brands, please contact Organics Unlimited at organics@osterads.com.

In 2016, look for more great recipes, updates, merchandising tips and other content on OrganicOdes.com. Organics Unlimited will be debuting some exciting changes in the New Year. When we’re ready to roll them out, you’ll find all the information here on our blog!

Follow Organics Unlimited on Facebook and Twitter to stay updated on the latest recipes, retail marketing tips and organic banana facts. Use #GROWTURNS10 on your social media posts to celebrate 10 years of GROW.


Happy Thanksgiving from Organics Unlimited and GROW

Happy Thanksgiving from Organics Unlimited and GROW 2015

From all of us at Organics Unlimited, we’d like to express our thanks to all our dedicated retailers, distributors and organic banana consumers for your support throughout the year. Thanksgiving is always a great time to reflect upon the positive moments throughout the year. Continue reading

Organics Unlimited Hires New Engineer to Oversee Farm Operations

Organics Unlimited Engineer Jairo - officialFrom left to right: Jesus Chavez (Controller), Maria Elena Ochoa (General Manager), Jairo Hernandez de los Santos (Farm Operations Manager), Manuel Velazquez de Leon (VP of Operations)

SAN DIEGO (Nov. 5, 2015) – Organics Unlimited is pleased that Jairo Antonio Hernandez de los Santos is the latest engineer to join the team in Colima, Mexico, as a Farm Operations Manager. The addition of Hernandez de los Santos ensures that the high level of quality of organic produce will not be compromised as fruit production continues to expand. Continue reading

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

Update on Damage from Hurricane Patricia

Update on Damage from Hurricane Patricia

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

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