Organic sales make some gains in Los Angeles - The Packer

Organic sales make some gains in Los Angeles

07/16/2012 02:49:00 PM
Tom Burfield

Local demand?

But he’s not sure how important organic is to foodservice operators in general.

“I don’t know if organic is as important as locally grown to the customer,” he said.

Villa said the buzz about organics “has kind of fizzled some.”

While some customers still order organic product, some of those who used to demand it or ask if Great West Produce could source it for them now are going with conventional items instead, he said.

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Matt Thomas    
Los Angeles  |  July, 17, 2012 at 03:25 AM

I've found Simply Fresh Fruit at Costco to be terrific. Always fresh the way it's in their name!

Los Angeles  |  July, 18, 2012 at 10:44 AM

Sales are up here as well compared to 2011. We attribute this to general demand for organic, but also using strategic promotions and following up on new and current customers.

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