Dr. Phil Howard updates his popular infographic on the organic food industry

The latest version of Who Owns Organics has been released by Dr. Phil Howard, an Assistant Professor at Michigan State.  Dr. Howard teaches in the University’s Community, Agriculture, Recreation and Resource Studies program.  The latest update now includes the top 100 food processors in North America.

According to Dr. Howard, acquisitions and changes in the organic industry have been picking up this year.  Hain Celestial has acquired Ella’s Kitchen, and Danone acquiring Happy Family just this month. And Hain Celestial’s CEO stated earlier this year that they intend to acquire several more firms in the range of $25 to $30 million.

Furthermore, notes Dr. Howard, Boulder Brands (which is not a top 100 firm, but is publicly traded, and owns the brands Earth Balance and Udi’s), announced this year that they plan to invest in more natural and organic food companies.

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You can view a full-size version of the latest chart by clicking here

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