Organic foods at 3% of food and beverage retail sales

by FoodBusinessNews.net Staff
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CHICAGO — U.S. organic food sales totaled nearly $17 billion in 2006 — 3% of retail sales of food and beverages — according to preliminary results from the Organic Trade Association’s 2007 Manufacturer Survey.

This represents an increase of 1.9% from 2003 and 2.5% from 2005. Additionally, sales of organic foods grew 22% in 2006 reaching $16.9 billion compared with $13.831 billion in 2005.

"These preliminary findings verify organic product sales to be a shining star in the marketplace, and we expect strong growth in 2007 as well," said Caren Wilcox, executive director of the O.T.A. "Both farmers and consumers will have more choices as organic grows."

The final report should be available in June.

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