Organic Brand Introductions; Significant Acquisitions and Introductions
For articles providing more detail on these graphics see:
Howard, Philip H. 2009. Organic Industry Structure. Media-N: Journal of the New Media Caucus, 5(3). [online]
Howard, Philip H. 2009. Consolidation in the North American Organic Food Processing Sector, 1997 to 2007. International Journal of Sociology of Agriculture and Food 16(1), 13-30. [PDF]
Most introductions of organic versions of well-known brands occurred after the USDA standard was implemented in October, 2002. Some, such as Dove Organic, have been developed specifically for Wal-Mart.
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Venture capitalists currently describe organic processing as "fragmented." They are acquiring brands within the same sector (bread, meat, etc.) with plans to sell them for significant gain at a later date.
PDF version of Organic Industry Structure: Significant Acquisitions and Introductions
See also: Organic Processing Industry Structure, Organic Distribution & Retail, Organic Farms