The U.S. organic sector continues to gain new market share, breaking numerous records in 2016, and has since topped $43 billion in sales, according to the Organic Trade Association’s 2017 Organic Industry Survey. While the overall food market was stagnant, organic food sales increased by $3.3 billion and accounts for more than 5.3 percent of total food sales in the country.
Organic fruits and vegetables account for nearly 40 percent of all organic food sales — the largest organic food category. Organic meat and poultry sales increased by more than 17 percent last year to $991 million — the category’s largest-ever yearly gain. Organic dips and spices also continue to see increased sales with $57 million and $193 million sold respectively in 2016.
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