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Organics growing by leaps and bounds

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While organic food sales make up a small percentage of total retail food sales in Canada – 2.5 per cent – that number speaks volumes when compared to organic food sales in 2006, which had 0.9 per cent of the market...

Invermere, B.C.-based Kicking Horse Coffee finished 2009 with a 13 per cent increase in sales despite the economy. “We’re probably experiencing an average of 30 per cent growth domestically this year, and also in the U.S.,” says Leo Johnson, co-owner of Kicking Horse Coffee – an organic, fair trade coffee that is nearing the top five organic coffee companies in the world.

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