8th February 2018
Business continues to look good for Riverford Organic Farmers and their network of franchisees, following the latest Soil Association Organic Market Report.
The report tells of a 6% growth to the organic market in the last year. This is the sixth year of growth for the organic market with sales rising to a record £2.2 billion.
Riverford’s franchise services Manager, Nigel Loveridge, explained:
"This is really good news for us. Like the rest of the organic industry, Riverford have seen year on year growth with new customer numbers and weekly deliveries. It seems more and more people are recognising organic food for its health benefits, assurance of trust and traceability, and also as a more environmentally friendly way to buy food and support a sustainable farming system.
Sustainability is one of the main reasons Riverford have farmed organically for over 30 years now. Since day one the business has believed in a better way of producing food and it’s so reassuring to see others are catching on too."
Sales of organic products in supermarkets rose by 4.2%, while home delivery services like Riverford saw an impressive 9.7% rise.
The amount of farmland in conversion to organic also rose by 22%, as growers respond to the growing demand for organic food.
Riverford’s organic offering extends to high welfare, pasture reared meat and dairy, recipe boxes and much more.
It continues to be an exciting time to be involved in the organic market. Riverford customers are historically loyal, once they’ve settled in to life with a veg box. As long as they receive great produce and service, a business within this sector will flourish and remain profitable.
11th December 2017
Riverford have introduced new packaging technology which reduces the time franchisees and drivers spend at a customers’ doorsteps.
30th November 2017
Riverford have ditched plastic nets in favour of a biodegradable alternative made from beech tree pulp.
23rd November 2017
As Christmas rapidly approaches, Riverford’s Nick Kington is celebrating his first year as a Riverford business owner.
22nd August 2017
Riverford Organic reaches two impressive milestones in August 2017.
10th July 2017
Riverford celebrates as founder, Guy Watson, is named Best Organic Farmer at the BOOM Awards.
6th July 2017
Riverford Organic marks 30 years since founder Guy Watson began growing veg on his parents’ Devon farm.
12th June 2017
Riverford franchisees, Andrew Wilson and Susan Taylor, are celebrating a decade of deliveries.
5th June 2017
Grant Hughes and Elizabet Caminade-Lavault are the latest franchisees to join Riverford’s network of veg box delivery teams.
16th May 2017
Riverford's The Veg Fund scheme works in partnership with local schools, charities and other organisations to help them raise money.