Last year Costco became the largest organic food retailer in the U.S., selling $6.1 billion worth of produce and about 83 million rotisserie chickens, according to The Seattle Times. Consumer demand for organic food is so high that the retailer can hardly keep up, which is why Costco is setting its sights on organic food production.
“We cannot get enough organics to stay in business day in and day out,” said Costco CEO Craig Jelinek at a recent shareholder meeting. In an effort to increase inventory, the retailer is pursuing a handful of initiatives aimed at helping farmers produce higher yields.
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