Reidsville, Ga.-based Shuman Produce Inc., a major grower-shipper of Vidalia sweet onions, offers a number of merchandising suggestions to help retailers sell more onions.
Maintain a year-round assortment of sweet onions in different packs and adjust according to shopper consumer demographics;
Increase display size or implement a secondary display to attract shoppers and cover volume needs during promotions;
Display sweet onions in a centrally located spot within the produce department; and
Increase onion sales and movement of related items by cross merchandising onions with products like packaged salads, tomatoes, avocados, salad toppings, crumbled bacon bits and onion ring batter.