UK Organic Foods Sales Up In September 2013
News: Sales of organic foods in the UK increased by 9% month-on-month in September 2013, according to The Grocer. UK consumers spent US$12.5mn on organic produce in the month ending September 28 2013. The increase has been partially attributed to the efforts of the UK Soil Association's Small Changes, Big Difference promotional campaign, designed to increase consumer awareness of the potential environmental benefits of organic produce.
BMI View: Although opportunities still exist for organic producers, a number of key constraints continue to challenge the UK's organic sector, including continued high levels of imports, practicalities of balancing supply with uneven demand, pressure to lower prices from mass grocery retailers and rising costs of production.