The organic connection

Cobe, Patricia
March 2006
FoodService Director;3/15/2006, Vol. 19 Issue 3, Special Section p6
Trade Publication
This article reports on the difficulty of providing a well-priced supply of organic foods to keep up with demand in the U.S. as of March 2006. Organic foods comprise about 2% of foodservice sales, according to Rachel Maines, an analyst at MarketResearch.com. Statistics from market research firm NPD Group reveal that 13 percent of all Americans consume organic and natural foods on a regular basis. According to Maine, about 20 percent of operators have trouble finding organic ingredients.


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