Organics don’t dominate in the fresh produce aisle, but produce is by far the leading organic food category with 43% of organic food sales in 2012 being fresh fruits and vegetables, according to the Nutrition Business Journal.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture cited the journal’s statistics in its “Organic Market Overview” earlier this year. The government agency does not track sales of all organic commodities, but relies on industry and academia to provide some statistics on organic sales. Continue reading
An international study led by the University of Newcastle in the U.K. has found a diet of organic food can provide antioxidants that are equivalent to 1-2 extra portions of fruit and vegetables per day.
A release from the university said the meta-analysis looked at 343 studies into the differences between organic and conventional crops, and found that the former can have 18-69% more antioxidants such as polyphenolics than the latter. Continue reading
The proportion of U.S. parents citing price as a barrier to buying organic products has dropped sharply in the last year, showing that more families are willing to pay a price premium for organic-certified items. Continue reading
While organic products in the marketplace continue to experience double digit growth, they still only represent a small percentage of overall business, meaning there is much room for more growth.
That was the take away message delivered by a trio of speakers at a workshop sessions during the United Fresh Produce Association convention in Chicago, June 10-12. Continue reading
Bananas are one of the most important hosts of nutrients we should be eating on a daily basis. Containing electrolyte potassium, vitamin A, vitamin B6, vitamin C, calcium, magnesium, iron, and zinc, bananas are one of nature’s best super foods parents can introduce to babies as early as six months old. Continue reading
A good logistics system improves the quality of produce to the end consumer. And depending on where you are, deciding on a produce distributor closest to your area of operations is always the best course of action to limit a carbon footprint. With Organics Unlimited’s farms in Mexico, we are able to provide our customers with the highest quality, freshest organic bananas in a short amount of time. Continue reading
Adult consumers are becoming more health conscious each day. That means they will be focusing more attention on your produce section, but what about their children? We know that kids can be picky eaters at times, so why not reinforce the benefits of healthy eating with positive merchandising and signage? Continue reading