We are a banana family and love #Chiquita bananas. While my son and I like bananas when they are speckled, my hubby prefers the greener bananas, so I buy a mix of bunches.
Besides being sweeter in general at their various stages of ripeness, Chiquita bananas take a good while to get overripe and definitely do not rot from the inside like their chief competitor’s bananas do. The inner rotting of the other brand prevents my being able to make banana bread from the leftovers, so I toss them. This violates my “green” approach and deprives my guys of banana bread.
Understandably, when the Schnucks grocery chain recently switched from Chiquita to the competitor, we were not happy. After not receiving a response from my commenting at the grocery store I frequent, I addressed Schnucks general management at their web site about my dismay. They responded via email to their credit:
Thank you for your message regarding our recent switch to ***** bananas. Please accept our apologies for your disappointment.
Be assured that your message will be shared with the appropriate members of our produce management team. Your feedback is appreciated and will be used as a tool to improve the quality of bananas at our stores.
Thank you again for your email and for allowing us to respond.
B**** C. W****, Consumer Response Specialist
I hope to get positive action on this. I further tweeted our chagrin and Chiquita favorited my tweet! If you all prefer Chiquita bananas, please blog, tweet, etc., about switching back to Chiquita.
Renee Hughes, Author