Alimentos OrgánicosFeb. 12, 2018
EE.UU: Mercado de alimentos orgánicos frescos alcanza los 5 mil millones de dólares en 2017
Buoyed by strong consumer demand, sales of organic fresh produce items reached almost $5 billion in 2017, an 8 percent increase from the previous year according to data released by the Organic Produce Network (OPN) and Nielsen. Overall, nearly two billion pounds of organic produce were sold in grocery stores last year, which is a 10 percent volume increase from 2016.
Partnering with Nielsen, OPN’s review of 2017 organic fresh produce sales at retail stores across the US shows dollar sales of organic fresh vegetables were $2.4 billion, while organic fresh fruit sales topped $1.6 billion. A near $1 billion in organic value-added produce items brought total sales to $4.8 billion in 2017.
Overall from last year, 2017 sales of organic fruit volume and dollar sales were up 12.6 percent from 2016, while organic fresh vegetables sales showed a four percent increase in dollar sales and a six percent increase in overall volume. Organic packaged salad was again the leading organic fresh produce item sold last year, approaching $1 billion in sales. Packaged salad still accounts for one in five organic dollars, but the 2.3 percent growth rate was below the department average.
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February 8, 2018