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Growing Sales

Our research shows that California walnut sales increases can be effectively achieved in two ways: attracting new users, and increasing consumption amongst current users

There is a huge untapped customer base for California walnuts


A large segment of consumers simply does not think of walnuts while shopping or may have never tried them. Only 42% of U.S. adults are purchasing & consuming walnuts.1 A much smaller percentage dislikes the taste or is allergic to tree nuts.


Motivate new consumers and remind existing customers with displays and signage in-store. Attract shoppers’ attention and reinforce the versatility as well as the nutritional benefits of California walnuts.

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Suggesting new usages for walnuts to your customers will increase purchase frequency


Year-round consumption of walnuts has continued growing as people learn about their versatility and many health benefits, expanding beyond traditional uses such as Holiday baking and banana bread. 53% of current walnut users consume them less than once per week.2


Increase usage frequency with existing users. Suggest delicious and innovative ways to enjoy walnuts – such as a topping on yogurt, hot cereals or salads – while mentioning the unique taste and texture as well as their many nutritional benefits. Click here for hundreds of recipes. 

1. CWC Segmentation Report 2018
2. CWB A&U Study 2019

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