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Why Does Organic Matter?

SUPPLYING ORGANIC PRODUCE CAN MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE IN YOUR STORE

 

Why supply organic?

 

No category provides an easier and more proven opportunity to grow existing customer sales and attract new customers than organics. With an average growth of over 15% per year over the past 10 years, you will be hardpressed to find a better investment for your produce departments. Not only do you provide a product in high demand, you also create a "destination" within your produce department - and it should be treated as such.

 

What is organic?

 

Simply put, organic refers to the way food products are grown and processed. Organic produce is grown without the use of pesticides, herbicides, synthetic fertilizers, genetic engineering (GMO), growth hormones or irradiation.

 

What impact does organic farming make?

 

Organic farming is better for the stewardship of our land and the future fertility and viability of that land.

 

What do your customers say about organics?*

 

  • 84% of all shoppers agree or strongly agree with this statement: "I am concerned about pesticide residues on my fresh fruits and vegetables."
  • Only 23% of shoppers who regularly buy conventional produce agree or strongly agree with this statement: "Organic fresh fruits and vegetables don't look as good as regular."
  • Nearly 70% of organic shoppers agree or strongly agree with this statement: "I prefer to buy organic produce loose (bulk) to reduce packaging waste in the environment."

 

*Source: PMA/Cornell University, "Inside the Minds of Retailers/Consumers"

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