The recession has been tapping the brakes on the runaway growth of the organics industry, but many experts still believe it will hold its own in 2009
The market for organic foods has looked unstoppable in recent years, with sales growing from $2.1 billion in 2003 to an estimated $5.2 billion in 2008 — a 142% increase — according to Mintel International Group's Organic Food Report, October 2008. And, despite the deepening recession, many experts believe that sales of organic products will continue to increase in 2009, albeit at a slower pace. “Organic sales definitely aren't dipping below what they were,” said Barbara Haumann, ...
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