Retailer decisions about organic imports and organic private labels

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Food industry experts and even casual supermarket shoppers are likely aware of several prominent trends centering on organic foods. On-camera intercept interviews showed that shoppers leaving the retailer were surprised to learn that PL frozen vegetables and other PL products originated in China or other countries. The total level of imported organic products into the United States is unknown, however, as are trends in both the value and the quantity of organic imports. The coinciding retail trends of more organic PLs and increased organic imports raise the possibility that the two are linked. Imports can be an attractive source for organic PLs because they have a potentially lower price point. The survey responses also suggest that most food retailing companies sell some imported organic products; approximately 69% of all respondents reported having some imported organic products available for sale in 2008, for an average of 19% of all organic product sales.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)597-603
Number of pages7
JournalAmerican Journal of Agricultural Economics
Volume93
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2011

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imports
sales
Organic Food
frozen vegetables
food retailing
organic foods
Food Industry
supermarkets
cameras
Vegetables
food industry
interviews
China
Interviews
Food
Private labels
Organic products
Import
Retailers
Surveys and Questionnaires

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  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Economics and Econometrics

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