• October Sales Cycles

    October Seasonal Sales Cycles - the following information is a compiled handy, easy to use list that takes the following factors into consideration: Traditional Sales/Deals, Occasions, National Monthly Promotions, as well as Produce in season for the month of October.

    Occasions to be aware of:

    • Columbus Day
    • National Children’s Day
    • World Food Day/UN and UNICEF
    • Yom Kippur
    • Halloween
    • Daylight Savings time ends

    Traditional October Promotions:

    • Adopt a Shelter-Dog Month
    • Fire Prevention
      Week (10/5 – 10/11)
    • German-American Day
    • Pledge Across America/Reading/School Celebration
    • National Animal Safety and Protection Month
    • National Apple Month
    • National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
    • National Chili Month
    • National Cookie Month
    • National Dental Hygiene Month
    • National Dessert Month
    • National Pizza Month
    • National Pork Month
    • National Pretzel Month
    • National Seafood Month

    Fruits & Vegetables that are in Season for the Month of October:

    • New- Means the item just came into season
    • Peak - at it's best Price and Availability
    • Waning- means it's availability is declining- it's going out of season

    Fruits in Season

    Veggies In Season
    Almonds Peak Artichokes Peak
    Apples Peak Arugula New
    Cranberries New Basil Waning
    Fuerte Avocado New Beans, Fresh Shelling Waning
    Fuyu Persimmons Beans, Green Waning
    Haas Avocado Waning Beet Greens New
    Hachiya Persimmon Beets New
    Kumquat New Broccoli New
    Lemons New Brussels Sprouts New
    Oranges, Valencia Waning Cabbages New
    Pears, Bosc New Cardoon Peak
    Pears, Comice New Celeriac/Celery Root
    Pomegranate Peak Chard New
    Quince Peak Chestnuts Peak
    Raspberries Waning Daikon New
    Zutano Avocado New Eggplant Waning
    Escarole New
    Garlic Waning
    Lettuce New
    Parsley New
    Peppers, Hot Waning
    Peppers, Sweet Waning
    Pistachios Peak
    Potatoes, Sweet New
    Pumpkin Peak
    Radish New
    Rutabaga New
    Spinach New
    Tomato Waning
    Turnip Greens New
    Turnips New
    Walnut New
    Yams New

    Sales & Deals you can Normally Expect in October:

    • Autumn Sales- Apples, pumpkins, sunflowers

    • Baking Season Begins- sales on baking items, baking chips, chocolate chips, fruitcake, candied fruits, nuts, cake mixes, all baking supplies

    • Automotive Sales- car care products

    • Halloween Items- decor/candy

    • October Frozen Food Festival- frozen foods, prepackaged meals, veggies, juices, etc

    • Pet Products- pet food, treats and toys

    • Daylight Savings Ends- batteries, carbon monoxide detectors, alarm clocks

    • Household Items- 2013 will bring in a number of off-brand deals in HDTV's

    • October is National Pork Month- as such, keep your eyes out for great deals on bacon, various cuts of pork, hams and
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    1. KandisPosey's Avatar
      KandisPosey -
      Thank you so much for this... you always hear people say oh you need to watch sale trends but i am only 23 so i havent really been shopping for a family for about 2 years so i dont have a lot of experience in this area... do you have any other tips like this like what day in the week is the best day to go shopping or the best time of day to go?
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