The Organic Trade Association (OTA) recently released the results of its 2014 Organic Industry Survey showing sales of organic food and non-food products in the U.S. reached a record high totaling $39.1 billion. This is up 11.3 percent from the previous year, according to the OTA.
For just organic food sales in 2014, revenues totaled $35.9 billion, an 11 percent rise.
“Our latest industry data show robust demand and great opportunity for the organic sector," said Laura Batcha, CEO and Executive Director of OTA in a prepared statement. "OTA's consumer survey has already found that organic doesn't have any demographic boundaries; this additional new data prove it doesn't have regional or partisan boundaries."
Data for the OTA survey was based on over 100,000 households across the country through IRI Shopper Network of bar code items purchased at supermarkets and other retail outlets.