Organic market now worth 2.79 billion

Organic market now worth 2.79 billion

The UK’s organic market is now worth £2.79 billion after sales grew by nearly 13 percent in 2020, a new report has revealed.

This is the highest year-on-year growth rate in the organic market since 2005, with a 10th consecutive year of growth. The market is now on target to reach £2.9 billion by end of 2021, according to the Soil Association Certification’s annual UK Organic Market Report. Total sales of organic hit £2.79bn, meaning more than £50m per week was spent on organic in 2020, as shopping habits changed due to the pandemic. Online and home delivery sales fuelled much of the growth in the organic market in 2020, with sales increasing by 36.2%. Sales of organic items in supermarkets increased by 12.5%, with many categories showing growth over 20%.

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