According to the report in the The Natural Foods Merchandiser, sales of US organic food and non-food items grew by approximately 20 percent during 2003 to reach nearly US$11 billion, according to The Organic Trade Association's 2004 Manufacturer Survey.
Survey results showed sales of organic foods were approximately $10.38 billion in 2003, up 20 percent from 2002. Meanwhile, "non-food" organic products, such as personal care products, nutritional supplements, organic fiber, household cleaners, flowers and pet food, grew by 20 percent, to reach US$440 million in sales.
Additional statistics and facts about one of the nation's fastest-growing consumer segments may be found in The Natural Foods Merchandiser's Market Overview. The Overview provides the most comprehensive and current data on retail sales of natural and organic foods, personal care products and supplements.
The Market Overview is produced jointly by The Natural Foods Merchandiser and its San Diego-based sister publication, Nutrition Business Journal, a leading source of market research and strategic business information for manufacturers and suppliers in the nutrition industry.