Small organic food companies such as GoGo Organics and Healthy Handfuls drive the growth of the organic market as a whole and provide the majority of the product, according to the Organic Trade Association. More than half of the organic manufacturers, however, face a supply shortage of organic ingredients.
Despite busy schedules, eating meals together remains a priority for families with children younger than 18, according to a study commissioned by SuperTarget. The retailer funded the study as part of its effort to help customers organize grocery shopping and meal planning at their stores.
Many leading European food manufacturers are boycotting soy illegally grown in the Amazon, which has contributed to rainforest depletion. The companies, including Tesco and Unilever, have said they will not deal with four specific exporters, including Cargill and ADM, unless legal sources are proven.
The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co.'s renovation program, which includes new designs for Food Emporium and a hybrid Fresh Market and Food Basics format, is already paying off for the company, executives said. The company's new Fresh Market stores, for example, have reported increased sales of 20%.