Organic food and drink market hits £2.3bn

Organic food and drink market hits £2.3bn

The UK’s organic food and drink market has hit an all-time high of £2.3bn, according to Soil Association’s Organic Market Report.

Sales grew 5.3% in 2018, ahead of the non-organic market, and is expected to reach £2.5bn by 2020.

Organic accounts for 1.5% of the overall food and drink market.

Organic sales into foodservice grew almost 8% to £90.9m.

“Organic is in the right place to capitalise on many of the consumer trends we’re currently seeing,” says Clare McDermott, business development director for the Soil Association Certification. “We know that more shoppers are looking to purchase sustainable products to reduce their impact on the planet, and this has combined with an increasing value being placed on transparency and traceability in the food system and increasing interest in healthy options – where organic is often seen as a signpost to healthy choice.”