New online tool bridges organic products buyers and suppliers
(Chicago, Illinois, USA, 2/24/2015) The organic industry has grown at a phenomenal rate in recent years, over 12.5% to $53.5 billion last year. OrganicAssistant.com was developed to accelerate a myriad of searches about the organic industry and the business process. Responding to industry needs and lifestyles, the site itself reflects a farm-to-table style: producers, wholesalers, retailers and consumers can easily locate certified organic products, services and prospects.
“The beauty of Organic Assistant is that it includes and allows for both small and large businesses, from farmers selling their own product at the gate to large food makers and retailers meeting the needs of the wider market. We spotted a hole in the process. Many retailers would love to find unique and special products and the people who make those products would love to sell them. What was needed was a mechanism to bring everyone together. That’s what we have created,” said Graham Crisford, Founder and President.
Consumers gather information, research products and consider options, all while focusing on the best solution for their needs. Organic Assistant has created a time-saving resource by doing the research for the consumer, and providing an objective, certified organic shortlist. Search results are returned to registered users based on their locations. Organic Assistant encourages consumers to join their mission as an “OAT,” an Organic Assistant Tracker, in order to share their favorite certified organic products, brands, businesses and services. Purchasing options are available through Amazon.
Organic Assistant is host to a variety of helpful resources. The site features research and trends, certification qualifications and partners, including educational and research institutions, and event listings.
Information found at OrganicAssitant.com includes:
- industry database filled with more than 26,000 certified organic crop, livestock and wild crop farmers, processors, handlers and distributors
- A database of 850+ business and services looking for certified products
- A directory of more than 8,000 farmers markets
- Nutritional information for thousands of items
- A retailer database of more than 29,000 retailers meeting demands of the certified organic market
- The ability for each of the certified providers and brands to accurately present their business through a company profile individual page
Organic Assistant Certified Organic Providers
Organic Assistant‘s dedicated leadership team has 50+ years of sales, marketing, media and digital publishing experience, and will assist organic products providers in developing successful strategies and options to market their business and brands to consumers, and in representing themselves well among industry peers.