Mon 21 September 2020
Recent data from Nielsen showed that in the 52 weeks to the end of May 2020, organic food and drink sales grew by 6.1 per cent, almost double the growth of non-organic food and drink products (3.2 per cent).
In the 12 weeks to the end of May 2020, which included ten weeks of lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Nielsen data showed an 18.7 per cent increase in organic sales, compared with a 14.2 per cent rise in non-organic food and drink sales.
Dalip Matta, co-owner of Matta’s in Liverpool says this year’s Organic September campaign has a simple message, nature is the answer.
“More people are prioritising choices that are good for the environment than ever before. As a Liverpool retailer, Matta’s proudly has one of the largest ranges of organic produce and products across the North West of England. There’s far more awareness now not just about the sustainability issues around buying organic. And that’s been reflected in our shop and the amount of customers using our delivery service.
“As supply has increased, many organic products have been carrying offering prices. For example, much of our fruit n veg range is cheaper than that of the major supermarkets. Many people are coming to realise that supermarkets put a premium price on many organic products whereas if you seek them out at independents, you’ll find a truer picture of their value.”
As part of the Organic September celebrations, Matta’s are kindly giving away an organic bundle of goodies worth £50 to one lucky member of Pro Liverpool. Just reply with your name and why you’d like to win to email@example.com. Terms and conditions apply.