Cinco de Mayo is the day to celebrate the victory of the Mexican Army over the French on May 5, 1862, but the day is not observed only in Mexico – in fact, it has become an important holiday in the US, too, a celebration of Mexican culture and heritage. As each important, nationwide holiday has specific products associated, here are some items that you should add to your inventory to prepare for the demand before May 5:
- Grocery – no Cinco de Mayo celebration can be complete without copious meals, so if you have a grocery store, build some stocks of fajita sauce, tortilla, chips, avocadoes, lime and beer. Try to impress your buyers showing respect for Mexican cuisine and try to fill your shelves with authentic products, rather than with the international versions of typical Mexican sauces and spices;
- Avoid stereotypes – sombreros and ponchos might be traditional Mexican clothing items, but they don’t express the spirit of the holiday, so they are best avoided;
- Offer knowledge – a small shelf stocked with books about Mexican culture and a couple of great Mexican cookbooks with some authentic recipes will also attract customers and will build trust toward your store or shop. Shop at https://creagermerc.com/.