ORGANICS ARE OUTSTRIPPING EXPECTATIONS, SAYS STUDY

BALTIMORE -- The organics market is much larger than even industry experts thought, according to a new study.As much as 10% of the U.S. population can be identified as core organics consumers, according to "The Evolving Organic Marketplace," a report by Hartman & New Hope, Bellevue, Wash.Of this 10%, 2% are labeled "organics purists," shoppers who will always buy organics and are willing to pay a

BALTIMORE -- The organics market is much larger than even industry experts thought, according to a new study.

As much as 10% of the U.S. population can be identified as core organics consumers, according to "The Evolving Organic Marketplace," a report by Hartman & New Hope, Bellevue, Wash.

Of this 10%, 2% are labeled "organics purists," shoppers who will always buy organics and are willing to pay a premium. The remaining 8% are "engaged pragmatists," meaning they have some

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