U.K. Organic Sales Fall
According to the latest organic market report by the Soil Association, Waitrose saw its organic food sales fall by 2.2%; that compares with a 9.5% drop in the combined sales of the other six leading multiple retailers.
Despite the tough environment, there are a number of U.K. organic success stories, including baby food (+6.6%); lamb (+16%); poultry (+5.8%); and cosmetics (+8.7%). Innovation in retail also has benefited the sector, with sales through box schemes, home delivery and mail order up by 7.2%.
From the March 7, 2012, Prepared Foods' Daily News.