Organic food and drink sales rise 22 per cent last year

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Organic food and drink sales in the UK have continued to rise, with a growth of 22 per cent last year, according to the Soil Association's annual Organic Market Report. The report, which included consumer research from Mintel, revealed that in ...

Organic food and drink sales in the UK have continued to rise, with a growth of 22 per cent last year, according to the Soil Association's annual Organic Market Report.

The report, which included consumer research from Mintel, revealed that in the past year more than half of consumers had purchased organic fruit and vegetables, 25 per cent had bought organic meat or dairy items and 17 per cent had bought packaged organic food or drink. Retail sales of organic goods through mail order and box schemes rose from £95m in 2005 to £146m in 2006, representing a 53 per cent growth. Those living in London, the South East and Wales are the most likely to buy organic food, according to research.

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