Organic Sales Up 17%

grapesblueThe economy is in the tank and now more than ever people are trying to save a buck, or two. Maybe they’re passing on name brands and opting for generic instead, or just doing without.

Either way, for the time being, Americans are living more frugally. But, how do you explain the 17% increase in organic sales in 2008, especially when organic foods are typically more expensive?

A report by the Organic Trade Association calls it a whopping increase, with organic food sales now accounting for roughly 3.5% of all food product sales in the United States. And its not just food! The overall boost included sales of personal care products, organic fibers and even pet food.

Researchers believe consumers are getting crafty in order to keep buying organic, like shopping around and using coupons. Not to mention, many value-positioned products, i.e. store brands, are now offering organic options. All great news!

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  • Hannah  May 20, 2009 at 6:18 am

    My family has cut back on many expenses, yet we are still purchasing mainly organic food. If organic products are accessible via coupons, sales, etc, the public will purchase them.

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  • Pacific Wasabi  June 7, 2009 at 9:59 pm

    Another reason organic food sales have jumped is because you can often find that you can buy organic foods in bulk; also, food suppliments and richer vitamins made from organic foods have begun to surface more rapidly; an example of this would be wasabi freeze-dried capsuls. All of the vitamins and minerals that are in fresh wasabi rolled into an easy to manage portion. Check it out at!

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