Health food industry experiences massive growth

The health food industry is booming, with sales increasing by 50 per cent over the last five years.

5th August, 2006

The health food industry is booming, with sales increasing by 50 per cent over the last five years.

It is estimated that the 130 stores in the sector now turnover €55 million a year. According to the Irish Association of Health Stores (IAHS), a greater awareness of the benefits of herbs, natural supplements and organic foods, coupled with a greater reluctance to take prescription drugs, is responsible for the recent surge in health food sales.

IAHS spokeswoman...

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