A newly released report from the Hartman Group, Organic & Natural 2016, confirms what many retailers already know: organic and natural food sales are continuing to grow. This year, 82 percent of U.S. consumers indicated they use organic food and beverage products, a 9 point jump from two years ago.
Those of us who are in the confectionery business may feel a bit uneasy digesting child obesity figures, perhaps even feeling a little guilty. But let’s get one thing clear, eating candy in moderation doesn’t make you obese, particularly children.
The gum and mint manufacturer, which sells aspartame-free sweets, made the list with a five-year revenue growth of 5,496 percent. It was also ranked no. 1 in the Manufacturing and Distribution category.