With the many available produce options to offer customers, what can you do to grab their attention? Is it with discounts? Could it be in the way you display products? Location? Or maybe it’s the right sign? We spoke with graphic designer Nate Grundmann from Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op, a seller of Organics Unlimited and GROW organic bananas – their number one selling produce item, to hear from a retail perspective what goes best into creating compelling visuals that sell produce as well as additional tips in managing signage. (more…)
As more studies are performed on the differences between organic and conventionally grown food products, researchers are finding macro and micro evidence that organic food may be more beneficial for consumers. Fresh Plaza recently shared a story from NPR.com about the results of a British Journal of Nutrition study. The renowned nutritional science publication found that organic production can boost key nutrients in foods by way of flavonols, anthocyanins and nitrogen absorption. This boosts evidence from a 2014 study by the same peer-reviewed journal. (more…)
Project Amigo, a nonprofit that helps provide access to education for youth in the state of Colima, Mexico, is one of the primary beneficiaries of the funds raised from the purchase of GROW organic bananas. Through your purchases, Project Amigo is able to award scholarships to help bright young students attend school all the way through college by providing tuition support, tutoring, supplies and more.
We are pleased to introduce two new students to the program, funded through GROW scholarships. Both students participate in the Cerro de Ortega Homework Club and have been identified by their teachers as promising scholars. (more…)