SPECIALTY & ORGANIC
The specialty food industry continues to enjoy spectacular growth, outpacing most sectors within the U.S. economy, according to the National Association for the Specialty Food Trade's (NASFT) The State of the Specialty Food Industry 2012 report. NASFT worked with Mintel and SPINS to release this data. From 2009 through 2011, sales of specialty foods rocketed by 19.1%. Sales at retail grew 9.2% between 2010 and 2011. Total sales of specialty foods in 2011 were $75.14 billion, with $59.74 billion in retail sales. Specialty foods represented 13.7% of all food sales.
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