Contributed by the Organic Trade Association
More venues and supermarkets are adding or expanding organic product offerings:
- Dining halls at the University of Colorado in Boulder are adding local and organic produce as well as other organic products as part of the university's sustainability efforts.
- Due to increased student demand for organic foods, dining services at the University of Arizona are continuing to add organic products, including organic meat.
- Good Stuff Eatery, opening at Pennsylvania Avenue and 3rd Street SE on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., offers organic ingredients.
- Organic to Go has opened a freestanding airport café at San Diego International Airport, in addition to its seven other cafés in southern California.
- Pizza Hut, Inc., is introducing pizza made with organic and all-natural ingredients in response to demand from customers for healthier menu items.
- Wyndham Hotels and Resorts now serves organic and Fair Trade CertifiedTM Starbucks® coffees in its hotel restaurants, cafés, bars, and as part of its room service. According to company representatives, the switch from conventional to organic and Fair Trade was prompted to meet the company's evolving environmental and social responsibility policies.
- Grocery chain Supervalu, Inc., has launched a Wild Harvest organic and natural private label brand nationwide priced at a 15 percent discount to branded organic and natural products. It replaces the chain's Nature's Best private label brand as well as the Wild Harvest brand it bought from Albertson's.
- United Grocers has introduced Natural DirectionsTM, a line of natural and organic food products that will be sold in independent grocery stores throughout the western United States.