Appetite for organic food grows and found its presence in Indian supermarkets

… retail outlet, which includes supermarkets, drugstores, and mass merchants, captures nearly half of the market sales of organic food. Other outlets such as gourmet stores, farmers markets, and community-supported agriculture programs comprise the remaining 10 per cent share, while the eCommerce portals capture another big pie in lion’s share. “For our retail expansion, we hope to be present in high footfall areas in both metros and Tier II cities. In the near future, we are also increasing …

Trailblazer Foods Launches First All-Inclusive Organic Coconut Product Line

… collection of products under one label, removing the need for multiple suppliers and invoices. All the coconut products are available to grocers as of July 1, with the exception of coconut milk, which will be available in September. Trailblazer is marketing the products under the Trailblazer Foods brand, but retailers can also order private-label versions. For pricing details please call the sales team at 503-666-5800. For more information on Trailblazer Foods, its history in the Pacific …

Organic Movement Is Unstoppable! — Organic Food Demand Growing Faster Than Domestic Supply

… last decade. Back in 1997, the industry was worth $3 billion as detailed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Six years later, the revenue went up by more than 200 percent to $10 billion, with an annual increase in sales by 20 percent. With the following numbers, experts predicted organic food would grow from 2 percent to 3.5 percent in their share in the U.S. food market by 2010. Unfortunately, the supply for organic food isn’t keeping up with demand. First and foremost, many U.S. farms …

‘Alternative’ Investments: Marijuana and Climate Change

… brand new phase of the marijuana industry, focusing on a broad infrastructure of related services, particularly in the area of financing. “First comes the product itself, second come ancillary products, and third comes the infrastructure of related services,” writes Fortune’s Jennifer Alsever. “By that measure, the legal cannabis business is rapidly accelerating into stage three, as an ecosystem of financial and other services quickly grows up.” It’s not surprising given that sales …

Abbott facing lawsuit over “non-organic” Similac | Food Industry News | just-food

… alleges 26 of the 49 ingredients used are not allowed in organic foods including irradiated substances and synthetic compounds. “Abbott deceptively and misleadingly claimed that the infant formula is ‘organic’ and charged a premium price for the ‘organic’ infant formula. Abbott was also motivated to mislead consumers to take away market share from competing products, thereby increasing its own sales and profits,” the lawsuit stated. “By deceiving …

Organic not healthier than other foods: Organic junk food still junk | Genetic Literacy Project

By Damian Mann, Medford Tribune | May 22, 2015 Demand for organic foods keeping growing, and big box retailers and mainstream grocery chains, from Walmart to Costco, have jumped in. Consumer demands for organic foods in the U.S. continue to explode. sales of organic food and non-food products totaled $39.1 billion in 2014, up 11.3 percent from the previous year—with sales of organic food alone accounting for $35.9 billion, according to the Organic Trade Association. But controversy has dogged …

U.S. forced to import corn as shoppers demand organic food : Business

… organic under U.S. Department of Agriculture guidelines. Organic poultry and dairy operators shun feed made with seeds from Monsanto Co. and other domestic suppliers in favor of foreign products even as the U.S. remains the world’s top grower of corn and soybeans. As a result, imports to the United States of Romanian corn rose to $11.6 million in 2014 from $545,000 the year before. Soybean imports from India more than doubled to $73.8 million. sales of foods certified by the U.S. as free …

The potential for organic food in Middle East

… increasing interest in the Middle East and North Africa. In 2014, the organic sector in the region was valued at US$110.1m compared with $72.4m in 2009, according to Euromonitor International. Compared to a mature market like the US, where sales of organic food and beverages were – according to Packaged Facts – forecast to reach $53.5bn in 2014, the organic food movement in MENA’s is in its early stages. Growth varies from country to country too. Israel has remained top of the …

Non-GMO products’ sales soaring amid latest long-term trend – Finance Post

… food- is grown on the farm, processed, and put up for sale in grocery stores. It includes using pesticides, hormones, and genetic engineering. Farmers can use these methods to grow more crops on smaller land tracts, and distributors can use methods to prevent decay during shipping. Non-GMO products, which include certified organic food, had $400 billion in sales across the world in 2012. Experts say that number would double by 2017, with global sales of non-GMO food accounting for 14.5 percent …

The Locavore: Organic Certification Is Costly, but Help Is on the Way for Athens Farms | Flagpole Magazine | Athens, GA News, Music, Arts, Restaurants

… not necessarily mutually inclusive) people eating organic food are often concerned about eating food that’s in season and locally produced. But all moral factors aside, it cannot be debated that in the organic industry, there is money to be made. Organic food sales have skyrocketed in recent years, jumping by double digits for the last four. Herein lies the catch. Although organic farming can be remunerative (comparatively speaking), the cost of becoming certified is prohibitive for many. It …