Sir; re: SA says it agrees with Mintel doom' (The Grocer, January 12, p8). This news item was misleading. The organic food market is clearly not under threat ­ Mintel and the Soil Association agree sales are more than £800m a year and rising by around a third annually. We also predict retail sales will top £1bn next year. Both organisations also recognise that a core group of consumers is responsible for the majority of sales. However, unlike Mintel, our research shows that more people are buying organic food more regularly ­ and spending more each trip. Hardly a gloomy scenario. Sue Flook Press & PR Manager Soil Association Bristol {{LETTERS }}