In a recent article, the Supermarket News asked multiple grocery chains what is the one thing the produce department would do to increase produce sales. Many answers included education. Produce managers understand the value of educating their staff on various fruits and vegetables so staff can in turn educate customers.
“How do I educate my customers more?” wonders Roman Teig, produce manager at Hy-Vee. “Because right now everyone wants to know where their food’s coming from. Customers want that connection.” (more…)
Winter is a difficult time for banana crops. Banana plants are tropical and thrive in warm climates. When temperatures drop, growers everywhere experience slower production rates, which leads to banana shortages and higher prices for consumers. (more…)
With the New Year upon us, many consumers will be starting 2016 with some healthy resolutions. Considering a large part of health consists of what you eat, grocery store managers may want to think about how different products are merchandised and displayed within their stores. January could be a good time to highlight additional fresh fruit and produce that will appeal to customers looking for healthy options. Organic bananas from Organics Unlimited and GROW are an important staple in a healthy diet and can be used for a variety of breakfast, snack and dessert recipes.