The price of organic food ingredients is expected to fall in 2009, as the recession reduces demand for organics back in line with available supply, according to predictions from a specialist organic research firm.
The number of US consumers buying natural products is still increasing across the majority of categories, indicating “continued opportunities for product and shelf expansion”, according to a new report.
The Hispanic and Asian influence on the US food and beverage market is growing stronger as ethnic flavors become mainstream and the spending power of these cultural groups increases, according to an industry expert.
Consumers who claim to be concerned about the environment are not always likely to follow through by purchasing environmentally sound goods, according to a new study from IRI which could help food manufacturers when positioning green products.
The Organic Trade Association (OTA) says it will be sharing floor space at its next annual trade show with two of the US’ most prominent ethnic food events in reflection of their growing significance to natural goods.