organic produce

Sales of organic food are expected to exceed £2.2bn by the end of the year - the highest level ever seen in the UK.

Year-on-year value sales were up 6.3% for the 52 weeks to 13 August, according to Kantar Worldpanel data for the Soil Association. Ocado was the fastest-growing retailer of organic, with sales up 16.2% during the past 12 months.

Demand increased from younger shoppers and smaller households, the Soil Association said.