( Organic Produce Network )

Compared with year-ago performance, organic fresh produce sales rose 18% in April and beat conventional produce in both dollars and volume gains.

April’s organic fresh produce sales topped $542.4 million, rising 18.4% in dollars and 20.5% in volume, according to an Organic Produce Performance Report from the Organic Produce Network and Category Partners. 

That edged out conventional produce gains of 16.3% in sales and 15.4% in volume in April.

In March, organic fresh produce sales were up 22% compared with March 2019.

“Organic produce growth continued at a strong pace during the month of April,” Matt Seeley, CEO of the Organic Produce Network said in the release. “Despite economic challenges created by the Covid-19 quarantine, consumers show no indications of shifting purchases away from organic fruit and vegetables.”

The categories of packaged sales, carrots, apples and bananas together accounted for 52% of total organic retail volume, and the top ten categories for organic volume drove 72% of total organic movement, according to the report.

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Submitted by jbd on Fri, 05/15/2020 - 12:23

Great news!! safe food matters