Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Yup! Organics Are Mainstream

Insights on Amazon Whole Foods Deal, Think of This as a "Seed Meal Kit", Consumers Ask About Chemicals in Household Products

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Yup! Organics Are Mainstream

One more reason Whole Foods was in trouble.

The Organic Trade Association said sales of organic food and goods grew more than eight percent last year. Sales topped $47 billion in 2016, with organic food accounting for $43 billion of the total market and now accounts for just over five percent of the nation's total food sales. Impressive considering that overall food sales grew just 0.6 percent last year. One notable growth area is meat and poultry organics which grew over 17 percent and now takes in almost a billion dollars in sales. 

Meat and poultry is another segment showing strong consumer demand for organic. Sales of organic meat and poultry grew more than 17 percent to $991 million last year, marking the category's biggest yearly gain. 

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Want to know how the Amazon Whole Foods deal will affect you?

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Think of This as a "Seed Meal Kit"
This is so cool. Seedsheets are made of weed-blocking fabric, a thick layer of soil and four or eight dissolvable pods with different crops in each pod. So you can grow the kind of fruits or vegetables that you would consume or cook in the same dish. 

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Time To Evaluate What Household Products That Are On The Shelves
Your store manager and department heads might be getting questions about a new study where certain phthalates are identified, a group of chemicals in various household products, to be harmful.

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NEW QUICK POLL: Would you eat meat grown in a lab?
While research suggests that meat production has a negative impact on the environment, sales of meat remain strong. We want to know if you'll be interested in trying plant-based meats produced in a lab.

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