Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Sales of Organic Fresh Food Falling in the UK

"Sales of organic fruits, vegetables, and meat are plummeting in the UK. In the past year they have fallen by 12.9% in all as cost-conscious shoppers watched their pennies. The independent sector has been hardest hit with farm shops and health food outlets' sales dropping by 17.7%. The supermarkets experienced a decline of 12.2%. Sales of boxed fruit and vegetables delivered to the home fell by 9.8%.

The good news is organic milk sales increased and sales of organic baby food grew by 20.8%. This is all courtesy of an annual report issued by the Soil Association, the Organic Market Report 2010. which provides a snapshot of consumer activity this past year in the organic sector."

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