The growing natural/organics category

Shoppers’ spending on healthy products, including natural/organic offerings, has seen steady growth in the past several years, driven by the desire of shoppers to feel good about the foods they’re eating. Forty-five percent of shoppers eat healthy foods even though they are more expensive. Thirty-eight percent of shoppers agree, “I often buy natural/organic products because[…]

Organic Milk Sales

AMS reports September 2016 total organic milk products sales at 218 million pounds, up 5.3% from the previous year. Sales are up 5.5%, January through September 2016, compared with the same months of 2015. September organic whole milk sales are 82 million pounds, up 17.5% from September last year. Year to date organic whole milk[…]

Organic Ice Cream Demand on the Rise

While demand for organic ice cream is on the rise, it is still facing high competition from regular ice cream, according to Future Market Insights. The growth of the organic segment is supported by technological advancements in the field of cold chain infrastructure, refrigerated transport systems, storage facilities and equipment, as well as the introduction[…]

Organic Milk Sales

Certified Organic Milk Sales. According to the USDA-NASS 2015 “Certified Organic Survey,” organic milk was the top commodity sold, valued at $1.2 billion, with a change of +8% from 2014 to 2015 Across the U.S., most farms (71%) sold to wholesalers, 36% directly to consumers, and 22% to retail markets. The percentage of farms selling[…]

Yogurt Drinks are Flying

It seems that US consumers have cultured a love of yogurt drinks as the latest research from Mintelreveals that sales of yogurt drinks have grown a healthy 62 percent in the five years 2011-2016. A relative newcomer to the yogurt sector, yogurt drinks* are a standout in the yogurts market.  Indeed,between 2011 and 2016 dollar[…]

August Milk Production up 1.9 Percent

Milk production in the 23 major States during August totaled 16.7 billion pounds, up 1.9 percent from August 2015. July revised production, at 16.9 billion pounds, was up 1.7 percent from July 2015. The July revision represented an increase of 48 million pounds or 0.3 percent from last month’s preliminary production estimate. Production per cow[…]

USDA REPORTS California Continues to Dominate Organic Sales with $2.4 Billion of $6.2 Billion

WASHINGTON, September 15, 2016 – Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released the results of the 2015 Certified Organic Survey, which show that 12,818 certified organic farms in the United States sold a total of $6.2 billion in organic products in 2015, up 13 percent from $5.5 billion in 2014.[…]

Eco-friendly consumers drive organic and local food sales

Factors like quality, price, availability and recommendations from family and friends continue to be stronger drivers of consumers’ purchase decisions. But green and eco-friendly attributes beat out other purchase factors in the report, such as a strong brand name, packaging or whether the brand supports the local community. Manufacturers recognize the importance of eco-friendly products[…]

3/4 of Consumers Would Pay More for Products that Offer Complete Transparency

CHICAGO, Aug. 30, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Consumer demand for product transparency is on the rise, and brands that fulfill this demand by providing comprehensive product information are poised to grow market share and revenue. In fact, Label Insight’s 2016 Transparency ROI Study reveals that nearly 9 in 10 consumers say transparency is important to them across[…]