US sales of organic produce rise 15% in third quarter
US organic fresh produce sales were up 15% in the third quarter of 2020 compared to the same period in 2019, totalling US$2.2 billion, according to a recent report compiled by Organic Produce Network and Category Partners. The Q3 2020 Organic Produce Performance Report details top organic items in dollar sales and volume sales and shows organic fresh produce sales and growth by region.
Bananas continue to lead in terms of volume sales, representing 18% of all organic produce volume. Meanwhile, packaged salads lead the way in terms of value, accounting for 17% of the dollar sales of all organic produce. Organic strawberry sales were also up 27.1%, to $136 million, sales of apples rose by 19.8% to $128 million, and blueberries climbed 17% to $118 million.