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Organic Food Retailing in the UK: Market Research Report

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Organic Food Retailing Market Research Report | SIC UK0.002 | Sep 2016

Seeds of growth: Industry revenue expands thanks to demand for sustainable produce

IBISWorld’s Organic Food Retailing market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

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Market Share of Companies
Ocado Group plc Ocado Group plc market share
Sainsbury's Sainsbury's market share
Tesco Tesco market share
Waitrose Ltd Waitrose Ltd market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Organic Food Retailing industry includes retail sales of organic food and beverages by supermarkets, farmers' markets, independent retailers and home delivery. The term organic refers to a method of farming that uses only natural pesticides and fertilisers and adheres to a high level of animal welfare and crop rotation. Products sold by the industry include fruit and vegetables, meat, fish, dairy products and non-alcoholic beverages. In the 1990s through to the mid-2000s, the industry grew strongly as consumers demanded healthy and sustainable food. However, from 2009-10 sales slumped as rising unemployment and plummeting consumer confidence led shoppers to place value ahead of ethical concerns and trade down to non-organic products... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

The UK Organic Food Retailing industry is in the growth stage of its life cycle. It is highly susceptible to a number of macroeconomic factors, such as consumer confidence, shifts in disposable income levels and the overall economic condition of the United Kingdom. As a result, demand for organic products can fluctuate substantially. Over the past decade, the industry grew at a double-digit rate as consumers increasingly demanded ethical and sustainable food. However, when the economic downturn hit, consumers scaled back, throwing the industry into sharp decline. Overall, the industry's contribution to the wider economy, measured by gross valued added, is expected to grow at a compound annual rate of 2.9% over the 10 years through 2021-22. Thi.. purchase to read more


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What is the Organic Food Retailing Industry?

Companies in the industry retail organic food and drink. Organic food is made from foodstuffs grown using organic farming practices, i.e. without using artificial fertilisers or pesticides. Although organic farming and food processing are not covered by the industry, they are nonetheless important in the supply chain. The industry includes supermarkets that retail organic food.

Industry Products
Dairy productsFruit, vegetables and saladBaby foodBeveragesMeat, poultry and fishEggs
Industry Activities
Organic fruit and vegetable retailingOrganic beverage retailingOrganic meat and meat product retailingOrganic dairy product retailingOrganic grains and starch retailing

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