Organic. All-natural. Non-GMO. These labels are popping up everywhere — and while the majority of the organic industry applies to fruits and vegetables, growth is being seen in other food categories, including candy and snacks.
In fact, according to a 2013 study by the Organic Trade Association (OTA), organic snack food had seen a 15 percent increase in consumption, making it a $1.7-billion industry. Additionally, overall organic product sales in the U.S. reached $35.9 billion in 2014, an 11.3 percent increase from the year before according to OTA.