TGR Edit Desk
Apr 17, 2015

The latest survey on the organic industry from the Organic Trade Association (OTA) reveals that U.S. sales of organic food and non-food products broke a new record in 2014, totaling $39.1 billion, up 11.3 percent from 2013.

Despite the industry struggling with tight supplies of organic ingredients, organic food sales in 2014, at $35.9 billion, posted an 11 percent rise, while organic non-food sales, at $3.2 billion, jumped almost 14 percent for the biggest annual increase in six years.

In blue states and red states, across the heartland of America and all along the Gulf Coast, sales of organic products are posting double-digit increases. The majority of American households in all regions of the country now make organic a part of their supermarket and retail purchases – from 68 to almost 80 percent of households in southern states, to nearly 90 percent on the West Coast and in New England.

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