Natural Foods Merchandiser

Natural and organic products industry sales hit $81 billion

In what continued to be a year of dismal sales in many retail channels, natural products retailers saw a healthy 7 percent sales growth in 2010, according to the just released Natural Foods Merchandiser 2010 Market Overview.

Natural Foods Merchandiser magazine’s 2010 Market Overview reports healthy growth for the natural and organic products industry. With more than $81 billion in total revenue last year, the industry grew 7 percent over 2009, showing that consumers are spending again and that the natural products industry is healthy and growing.

Natural products retailers comprised 44 percent ($36 B) of the sales. Among the star performers were dairy, produce, sports supplements and pet products.

Access the full Market Overview to find overall spending figures, product segment sales, average sales per store and overall business statistics for natural products retailers along with analysis and commentary from industry experts.

Also included in the Market Overview is the Gourmet Guide, which shows that specialty natural products sales grew 15.6 percent in natural products stores last year—certainly a category to explore.


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