On the second of June, we launched our 2019 Australian Organic Market Report in Sydney.
Our 2019 publication is unique to the organic industry, providing a review into the performance of certified operations during the past twelve months along with offering insight into the opportunities within the Australian organic industry. The latest figures to come out of the market report show huge growth and great future potential. The launch event took place in Waterloo at The Freedom Hub and was the perfect night to meet other industry members, certifiers and representatives whilst enjoying certified organic food and drinks.
The official proceedings opened with Australian Organic’s Chairman Martin Meek welcoming everyone to the launch event, congratulating the industry on the huge 12 months we have had and ended with a quote from W. Edwards Deming “Without data, you’re just another person with an opinion”
Martin proclaimed “The exciting thing about this launch this evening, is that it’s good data, it’s data on our industry, it’s important data and it is data that we can all use, and hopefully with that data we can have more informed opinions.”
We then heard from Australian Organic’s General Manager, Niki Ford.
Niki thanked our market report contributors, ACO Certification Ltd and NASAA Organic, whom the most part of the data came from.
She highlighted the fact that domestic sales for certified organic are up 15% on last year, up to $300M.
Lastly our General Manager acknowledged the fact that the 2019 Market Report would not have been possible without our incredible sponsors;
Arcadian Organic Meat, Australian Organic Food Co, Wattle Health, Corteva Agriculture, Angove Family Winemakers, Organic Formulations, Murray River Organics and Flannery’s.
Attendees got to enjoy a grazing table full of organic produce accompanied by Strumans Organic beer, red & white wine and champagne from Angove Organic Family Winemakers, and kombucha supplied by Lo Bros- as well as getting a taste of their brand new range of bootleg alcoholic kombucha.
A great night was had by all, and we are very humbled by the great feedback we have had from our event and market report.