Costco working to increase the organic food supply in America by investing in farm-to-market principles on a massive scale

Friday, April 15, 2016
By Paul Martin

by: Jennifer Lea Reynolds
Friday, April 15, 2016

In response to the growing desire by Americans to consume more organic foods, Costco has announced its recent effort to work with farmers to help them buy land and equipment that will enable them to grow organics. The more organics that are grown means the more organics
that Costco will be able to supply its customers; Costco will be better poised to meet the growing demand for these healthier foods as a result.

The move is a logical one.

After all, consumer demand is unraveling at seemingly warp speeds – according to the Organic Trade Association, organic food sales have soared from $11.13 billion in 2004 to $35.95 billion in 2014 – a pace that the store is having difficulty keeping up with. “We cannot get enough organics to stay in business day in and day out,” Costco CEO Craig Jelinek told investors at a shareholder meeting.

“Lots of discussions going on” between Costco and farmers

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