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Do you want to add fresh fruit to your c-store inventory but worry it won’t sell?
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Bonus Tip: Bananas are an excellent starting point for selling fruit, the ultimate grab-and-go snack.
Andrei Vitiuc, Store Manager of a Market24 convenience store in Pittsburgh, PA, USA, said bananas sell very well at his c-store, particularly when people are grabbing breakfast on the way to work. “They’re very popular,” he said. Vitiuc sells bananas that cost him 59 cents each, and he charges 99 cents for them — that’s a 40 cent profit per banana.
Don’t Miss: Vitiuc doesn’t have to worry if bananas go bad before he sells them because his distributor gives him credit for unsold or spoiled bananas. Ask your distributor if they will do the same for you.
Smart Idea: Store and display bananas away from other fruit. Bananas give off high levels of ethylene, a gas that makes produce ripen and spoil faster. You can protect bananas from their own ethylene by keeping them in bunches and wrapping the stems with plastic wrap.
The Next Steps: Explore whether adding bananas or other grab-and-go fruits would be right for your store by asking your customers what fruits they would eat at breakfast or as a snack. Buy a small amount of fruit to get started, and keep the 7 Top Tips in mind to help fruit sell.
Do you want to learn how to store and display produce so it lasts longer and sells out? Read The Food Trust’s Why Sell Healthy Food? guide.
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Source: The Food Trust, a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing community access to affordable, nutritious food.