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July 13, 2017

Organic food sales jump 8.4 percent in 2016

The U.S. organic industry maintained steady growth in 2016, with food sales increasing 8.4 percent to $43 billion – breaking the $40 billion mark for the first time.

The sizable growth is even more impressive considering total food sales increased only 0.6 percent. Organic food now accounts for 5.3 percent of all food sales in the U.S., another significant first for the organic sector, according to the Organic Trade Association in its 2016 Organic Industry Survey, conducted by the Nutrition Business Journal this spring. Read more

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