In 2021, food retailers generated the largest revenue share from organic food sales in Germany, at almost 9.9 billion euros. Figures grew annually during the specified time period, indicating that most customers purchase organic food while grocery shopping. However, sales revenue also increased annually among all channels.
Consumer attitudes regarding food items have been changing in recent decades. Views and demands are connected both to the desire to maintain good individual health, as well as contributing to reducing climate change effects through sustainable consumption. By definition, organic food is considered both least harmful to the environment and safest for consumers. Among German organic supermarket chains, Alnatura was the most profitable. Customers’ pursuit of transparency about food product origins may lead companies to reconsider their production methods, if necessary, as well as how information about the product is communicated. While change does not occur overnight, if at all, German legislation around food production continues to develop, providing a more defined legal framework for companies and consumers alike. In 2021, over 6,000 companies in Germany were using organic labels.
The label signals trust for customers. German consumers bought a variety of organic products, with eggs, fruit and vegetables, and meat at the top of the grocery list. 44 percent of respondents to a survey conducted in 2020 bought only organic eggs. The products most often certified as organic included hot drinks, herbs and spices, and bread and baked goods.
Revenues from organic food products in Germany from 2010 to 2021, by sales channel
* Bakeries, butchers, fruit and vegetbale shops, weekly farmer's markets, food box subscription services, mail order services, gas stations, smaller farm shops.
Data gathered by Arbeitskreis Biomarkt based on GfK, Nielsen, BioVista, Klaus Braun communications consultancy. Value for 2010 is only partly comparable to values for following years due to changes in product classifications.
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