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More Than Half Of Hispanics Mainly Buy Natural & Organic, Report Finds

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Last updated on February 13th, 2018 at 09:24 am

The rising influence of organic and clean label products have permeated virtually every segment of the food and beverage industry, from kid foods to adult beverages. But beyond store shelves, the impact of the organic and clean label movement increasingly is taking root within ever more diverse segments of the American consumer population. This is especially true among Hispanic consumers, who wield a buying power of more than $1 trillion, according to “Organic and Clean Label Food Consumer in the U.S.,” a new report by market research firm Packaged Facts.

“People hear the words natural, organic or clean label and typically think of yuppies browsing health food store aisles. And to some extent that is accurate, except these so-called yuppies are consumers in a rainbow array of shades, ethnicities, ages and even economic backgrounds,” says David Sprinkle, research director for Packaged Facts.  

In Organic and Clean Label Food Consumer in the U.S., Packaged Facts’ 2017 National Consumer Survey reveals that more than half of Hispanics mainly buy natural/organic when grocery shopping. While just more than 60 percent are buying more natural/organic foods than ever. 

Furthermore, a store’s organic vegetable and fruit selection is an especially important factor to nearly four in 10 Hispanic adults when choosing where to shop for groceries, while the store’s selection of organic packaged foods and beverages is a deciding factor for nearly a third. In each of these cases, Hispanics are 15 percent or more above the average for all adults.

Beyond Hispanics, Packaged Facts research found that consistent clean label consumerism is also high among Asian Americans.

Organic and Clean Label Food Consumer in the U.S. examines the dynamics of the current organic and clean label landscape, including shifts in consumer usage rates, cross-usage, psychographics and demographics. The reasons for and implications of these shifts are analyzed in the context of future market opportunities for product manufacturers as well as for retail channels (natural/specialty vs. mass/value), including private-label and Internet opportunities.

View additional information about the report, including purchase options, the abstract, table of contents and related reports here.

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