Archive for April, 2010
According to the Organic Trade Association (OTA), U.S. sales of organic products grew 5.3% in 2009 to $26.6 billion.
Of this figure, $24.8 billion represented organic food. Since 2000, organic food has more than tripled from 1.2% of total food sales to 3.7% in 2009. Organic foods have been much more resilient in the economic downturn.
Despite the economic climate, consumers understand the benefits that organic foods offer and appear to make other budget cuts before they give up on products they value. From a retail prospective, 54% of organics are sold through mainstream grocers and club stores and 38% were sold through natural retailers.