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German company GEPA: “spearheading fair trade”

The biggest fair trade firm in Europe, domiciled in Wuppertal in Germany, is delighted with another good business year: in 2016 the Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Partnerschaft mit der Dritten Welt mbH (GEPA) – The Fair Trade Company - recorded growth of around 7 percent and achieved turnover of 74 million euros. With the appointment of Peter Schaumberger the company is headed by two managing directors, with Schaumberger becoming the brand and distribution manager. He intends to increase the proportion of organics in the product range and concentrate his attention on sustainability and climate change. The company also involves itself in world economic and development policy issues.

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France: organic retail continues to expand

As last year, France is excelling with high growth rates in the organic sector. In terms of both land area and turnover, the increase is impressive. The expansion of the specialist wholefood trade in France continues unabated. In the first four months of 2017 (middle of December 2016 to middle of April 2017)  61 specialist organic stores and organic supermarkets were opened. The average retail area measured 335 m². Total turnover of the organic industry, including catering, is around 7 billion euros.

by Kai Kreuzer (comments: 0)

Goa Organic

Goa’s melting-pot, culturally diverse population and ‘Popular Vacation Destination’ status have made it home to an ebullient organic community. Its golden beaches, verdant landscape, and languid pace serve as a befitting backdrop to the many organic and eco friendly enterprises that are being promoted by residents—mostly expats. From organic restaurants to organic textile boutiques, organic groceries and even an organic urban farming initiative, the state has plenty to offer on the organic spectrum. First published in Pure & Eco India,

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Tea Promoters India: organic future for Darjeeling

Darjeeling, a region in the Himalayas, is synonymous with good tea. During the colonial era the British introduced tea growing and Darjeeling became famous for its tea. Today, tea still determines the work and lives of the people in the towns and villages in the mountains of West-Bengal on the border with Nepal, Sikkim and Bhutan. But now, contemporary approaches to tea cropping are called for. Organic, fairtrade and sustainability are for the company Tea Promoters India just some of the strategies for taking Darjeeling forward to an organic future (video).

by Karin Heinze (comments: 1)

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Growing number of organic chains in Germany

About half of all specialist organic stores and of organic supermarkets now belong to a chain. by Redaktion (comments: 0)

Organic market in Switzerland – remarkable growth in recent years

Bio Suisse has published key data on organics by Redaktion (comments: 0)

UK: Sales of organics growing again

The Soil Association has published its Organic Market Report 2014, revealing growth of the organic sector by 2.8% in 2013.

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USA: Corporate consolidation in the organic sector

WhiteWave has announced that it completed its acquisition of Earthbound Farm by Redaktion (comments: 0)

In-Cosmetics: green trend in raw materials

The international cosmetics ingredients trade fair was held in Hamburg. by Redaktion (comments: 0)

Nearly two million organic farmers worldwide

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BioFach World – events around the globe

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German natural cosmetics market grows to 920 million euros

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Bio Company: 100 million euros in its 15th anniversary year

Bio Company in Berlin is delighted to have achieved record turnover and sees further potential for expansion. by Redaktion (comments: 0)

International Trade Fair Calendar 2014

Even though the first 2.5 month are already over, there are still a plethora of organic fairs planned. This article aims to be a summary of 2014's most important fairs. by Redaktion (comments: 0)

The responsibility of the cities

BÖLW has mounted an event focusing on the issue of town – country. by Redaktion (comments: 0)

105 new specialist organic stores in the record year 2013

Never before in Germany have so many specialist organic stores and organic supermarkets opened their doors as during last year. by Redaktion (comments: 0)

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