OPN Connect Newsletter 62 · May 3, 2018

Weekly Top 5: Organic News You Need to Know 

Peri & Sons Cites Good Growth in Organics

Known for its organic onion production in the Southern California growing area of El Centro, Peri & Sons Farms continues its game in Nevada and is returning to organics in Firebaugh, CA, this season.

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Demand for Organic Food Grows Strongly in Switzerland

One in ten fresh food items sold in Switzerland last year was organic, according to the Federal Office for Agriculture. In sales, the Swiss organic food market grew by 7.6% per year over the past decade. The total value of organic food sold in Switzerland rose from CHF1.3 billion in 2007 to CHF2.7 billion in 2017. Annual per-capita expenditure rose from CHF171 to CHF320. 

NatureSafe November 2023


33% of U.S. Consumers Seek Organic, Natural Foods

A new online survey of 1,000 adults fielded in the third quarter of 2017 found that 33 percent of consumers make an effort to buy only (or mostly) organic and natural products.

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Six in Ten Aussies Buy Organic

The organic food industry has burst onto the consumer scene in the last couple of years and new research released by Australia Organic suggest that it isn’t slowing down anytime soon. The research, conducted by Mobium Group, suggests that more than six in 10 Australian households buy organic products in any given year.

Vitalis November 2023

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Glen Bezanson Retires

Greenhouse Produce Company of Vero Beach, Florida announces the retirement of their Director Sales, Glen Bezanson of Durham, N.C.  Glen worked in the produce industry for 35 years and held Sales Management positions with Westlake Distributors, Eurofresh and Greenhouse Produce.

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“Educating consumers on the value of organics, on why to purchase them, is vital. We need to become better marketers in telling this important story."

Matt McLean
Founder, Uncle Matt's Organics

Chelan Fresh November 2023
Cal-Organic November 2023

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