HARLEYSVILLE, Pa. — Retail sales of health and wellness consumer packaged goods reached $102.8 billion in the U.S. last year, representing growth of 15% over the previous year, according to the Natural Marketing Institute here. The natural/organic personal care category showed the largest growth over 2006, at 29% to $7.8 billion, followed by organic foods and beverages at 25% to $19 billion and functional foods and beverages at 12% to $38.6 billion. “Functional and fortified foods/beverage ...
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