The release of the Soil Association Organic Market Report last month was enough to make any organics believer splutter over their Duchy Originals muesli. It confirmed that overall sales of organic food and drink are down. But there is a glimmer of hope –
it just means looking beyond the headline figures and thinking inside the box. According to the organic charity, sales of organic box schemes have been growing despite the recession, with the key UK brands Abel & Cole and Riverford taking their share of a 10.3% increase.