Natural and Organic


U.S. organic food sales topped $60B in 2022

Total organic product sales, including nonfoods, climbed 4% for the year amid a challenging economic environment, the Organic Trade Association reported.


Here are the Sprouts Farmers Market stores set to close this quarter

The health-focused grocer will soon shutter a total of 10 locations in California, Florida, Georgia, Texas and Washington.

The cuts will not result in store closures or any layoffs of employees not working at the corporate level, the Amazon-owned grocer said.

The new location, slated to open late next year, will be in Westminster, the retailer said.

The locations in Chula Vista had been operating under a one-of-a-kind licensing deal with the health-focused grocer for many years.

An outbreak of hepatitis A has prompted the Scenic Fruit Company of Gresham, Oregon, to recall the frozen fruit sold at Costco, Aldi, Trader Joe’s and other locations.

The markets slated for closure are about 30% larger than the grocer’s current prototype. But Sprouts remains in growth mode, with plans to open 30 new locations this year.

Located 30 minutes outside of Boston in Burlington, Massachusetts, the store builds on the organic grocer's presence in four states and Washington, D.C.

Sales are up slightly at the 166-unit, health-focused grocer, largely because of inflation, while store visits declined during the quarter.

The 2022 report details UNFI’s progress toward its ESG commitments and the launch of its Climate Action Hub.

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