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TheWalrus
LSU Fan
Memphis
Member since Dec 2012
19403 posts

How do grocery stores make money on bananas?
They’re like 59 cents a pound and they must throw a shite ton away due to spoilage. I’d think shipping them in from the Caribbean or wherever would cost a lot.


damnedoldtigah
LSU Fan
Middle of Louisiana
Member since Jan 2014
3923 posts

re: How do grocery stores make money on bananas?
Lost leader item.


TDFreak
Florida Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Dec 2009
2759 posts

re: How do grocery stores make money on bananas?
I’m not complaining. An awesome fruit. Just froze a couple for my morning smoothie.


ItzMe1972
Member since Dec 2013
1845 posts

re: How do grocery stores make money on bananas?
Didn't know you could freeze bananas.


SeeeeK
Missouri Fan
St.Louis
Member since Sep 2012
12204 posts

re: How do grocery stores make money on bananas?
froze some last week, wife made a few tins of banana bread. shite is good


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Daponch
Da Nortchore
Member since Mar 2013
495 posts

re: How do grocery stores make money on bananas?
WalMarts #1 seller


Golfer
LSU Fan
Member since Nov 2005
70325 posts

re: How do grocery stores make money on bananas?
Loss leader.


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saint tiger225
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Jan 2011
11663 posts

re: How do grocery stores make money on bananas?
Orange ya gonna say banana


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The Truth 34
LSU Fan
Death Valley
Member since May 2010
34828 posts

re: How do grocery stores make money on bananas?


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LSUTigersVCURams
LSU Fan
"O" The Rosy Finch Boyz, LLC
Member since Jul 2014
19404 posts

re: How do grocery stores make money on bananas?
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Didn't know you could freeze bananas.


You can. Just be sure to peel them first.


weadjust
Member since Aug 2012
6596 posts

re: How do grocery stores make money on bananas?
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WalMarts #1 seller


Wal-Mart sells over a billion pounds of bananas a year


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whit
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Sep 2010
9728 posts

re: How do grocery stores make money on bananas?
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Lost leader item.

What’s this?


UASports23
Member since Nov 2009
18481 posts

re: How do grocery stores make money on bananas?
AmazonFresh has a big issue with Banana's. So Amazon on campus, created two community banana stands. Anyone can come buy and grab as many as you want.

Image: http://static2.businessinsider.com/image/597a136e4528e628198b4833-1190-625/amazon-has-been-passing-out-free-bananas-to-its-employees-neighbors-and-anybody-who-wants-one-for-two-years.jpg


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WilsonPickett
LSU Fan
St Amant, LA
Member since Oct 2009
1096 posts

re: How do grocery stores make money on bananas?
C'mon maaannn!!


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beerJeep
LSU Fan
Louisiana
Member since Nov 2016
13969 posts

re: How do grocery stores make money on bananas?
They know they don't make money on bananas. They expect you to purchase other things to make up for it.

They don't sell bananas to make money off bananas.


Cosmo
Houston Astros Fan
glassman's guest house
Member since Oct 2003
88489 posts

re: How do grocery stores make money on bananas?
Loss leader is an item that sells for a loss or breaks even to get you in store for other shit

Gas at Costco is probably a loss leader.


pioneerbasketball
Arkansas Fan
Team Bunchie
Member since Oct 2005
80998 posts

re: How do grocery stores make money on bananas?
They pay the monkeys that stock shelves with bananas.


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OWLFAN86
Rice Fan
OT Mentor
Member since Jun 2004
136419 posts

re: How do grocery stores make money on bananas?
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Didn't know you could freeze bananas.


you can freeze anything


Cowboyfan89
McNeese State Fan
Member since Sep 2015
6165 posts

re: How do grocery stores make money on bananas?
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Lost leader item.


People go to the store with the specific intent of buying bananas, and then then think, "oh shit, 'nanas are cheap, let me buy some other shite too"?


razer
LSU Fan
Bossier City
Member since Feb 2010
694 posts

re: How do grocery stores make money on bananas?
It's an item that a company is willing to take a profit loss on in order to get people to come in and buy other things that they will make a higher margin on.

You will typically see these during Christmas, specifically advertised as Doorbusters. TV's for $99.00, Beats headphones for $99.00, etc.
This post was edited on 12/31 at 9:21 pm


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