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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 can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

Report Snapshot
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 Products Chapter

Dairy products

Dairy is the largest segment in the industry, accounting for an estimated 29.2% of industry revenue in 2016-17. This segment includes milk, cream, ice cream, cheese and yoghurt. Organic dairy products are produced using organic farming methods. Cows must spend the majority of their time outdoors and must be fed mostly organic forage. Average yields are around a third lower for organic dairy cattle, resulting in higher prices.

Over the past five years, organic dairy sales have held up relatively well, with yoghurt and cheese outperforming other products. Revenue from organic milk sales was hit by weak global dairy prices before the five year period, leaving room for upward momentum thereafter. Nev.. 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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