Ingredient suppliers adding more organic options
Posted August 2, 2018 by Industry Article
Industry Article courtesy of Keith Nunes at Food Business News
KANSAS CITY — Consumer interest in food and beverages certified as being made with organic ingredients is solidly established. The market has grown rapidly since the organic labeling program began, and it has piqued the interest of ingredient manufacturers interested in serving the market.
Sales of organic food and beverages in the United States reached $45.2 billion in 2017, a 6.4% increase compared with 2016, according to the Organic Trade Association (O.T.A.), Washington. As the category gains scale, its rate of growth is slowing. In 2017, the organic segment’s rate of growth was 6.4% vs. 9% the previous year.
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