Organic food and drink sales are on the increase, with this UK sector predicted to grow to £2.5 billion in 2020. Scotland needs to innovate and diversify to make the most out of market opportunities.
There are currently 560 organic producers and processors in Scotland, who account for 6.5% of all UK organic sales.
Organic sales in Scotland grew by 5.4% between March 2017 to March 2018, according to market intelligence firm Kantar Worldpanel. And the UK’s organic certification body, the Soil Association, reports that their Scottish-based certified licensees saw a 28% increase in organic sales in 2017.
This all points to a healthy future for the organic sector in Scotland, with Scottish businesses looking to grow their organic output in various ways.