Keeping Summer Banana Sales Up


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With the summer season officially underway, retailers may find a slight decrease in organic banana sales. While bananas are typically the most common fruit bought in stores year round, customers tend to take advantage of the seasonal produce and exotic fruits that peak during the warmer climates. However, increasing banana sales during the summer can be very easy with some cross promotion and unique display ideas:

  • Display near fresh berries, milk or even ice cream to encourage summer smoothie making
  • Encourage customers to use bananas in refreshing fruit salads made with exotic fruits like starfruit, mango and papaya
  • Consider printing recipe cards for encouraging non-conventional use of bananas, such as Organic Banana Ketchup and Creamy Banana Dressing
  • Bananas are delicious on the grill! Caramelize by adding a touch of brown sugar and serve with burgers, steaks and grilled fish
  • Tell customers to make quick banana roll ups for an easy and healthy portable summer snack
  • The combination of sweet strawberries and creamy bananas is extremely popular during the summertime. Display bananas near a case of fresh strawberries
  • Customers can make easy banana popsicles by mashing ripe bananas and mixing with some water and non-fat organic yogurt. Scooped into a mold and stuck in the freezer, these popsicles make a fresh, healthy and refreshing summertime snack


Cross promoting and creative display tactics are a great way to increase sales during a somewhat slow-selling season!

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