Report: Organics' Growth Strong

WASHINGTON — Value-added fruits and vegetables and organics showed substantial growth last quarter, despite price increases and continued hard times in many parts of the country, a United Fresh report shows. In dollar and volume sales, they even outdid some of the top 10 commodity whole fruits and vegetables, according to FreshFacts on Retail, a quarterly report United Fresh Produce Association publishes

WASHINGTON — Value-added fruits and vegetables and organics showed substantial growth last quarter, despite price increases and continued hard times in many parts of the country, a United Fresh report shows.

In dollar and volume sales, they even outdid some of the top 10 commodity whole fruits and vegetables, according to “FreshFacts on Retail,” a quarterly report United Fresh Produce Association publishes in conjunction with Del Monte Fresh Produce and The Perishables Group.

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