Banana Merchandising Tips

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Bananas are your produce department VIPs, your number one selling item, so it’s very important to store, handle merchandise properly. For retail stores, aim to stock #4 color and #5 color bananas and possibly a few greener #3 color bananas. Here are a few tips to help keep your bananas looking sharp! 

  • Upon arrival, open the cases and pull back the plastic to allow air flow. This will keep your bananas from sweating and becoming over ripe. 
  • Clean and rotate your banana display. Wipe down the display surface and keep it clear from any build up and debris. 
  • Display bananas with rounded side down. 
  • Place greener fruit on the bottom and top with riper fruit 
  • Don’t stack too high. Two layers high is perfect! 
  • Bananas are fragile, handle with care. 
  • If you are hanging your bananas on a rack, hang with rounded side facing out 

Hanging Banana Display

Not sure about which color correlates to banana ripeness? Check out our Banana Ripening Chart. 

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