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E-commerce and natural cosmetics: challenge and opportunity

Ramon Stroink is Managing Director of the natural and organic cosmetics division at Weleda for Germany, Austria and Switzerland. He is also on the advisory board of Vivaness and the German industry association for cosmetics, detergents and cleaners IKW. We talked to him about the development of the natural and organic cosmetics market in the German-speaking area and the growing challenge of digitization and its opportunities.

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Topical Reports / Most recent reports

IFOAM EU Congress: Roadmap for making Europe more organic

IFOAM EU members and guests from the organic industry as well as policymakers met for the 11th European Organic Congress (EOC) in the Estonian capital Tallinn from 5 - 6 September. The main topics of the first day were the Common European Agricultural Policy (CAP) and the possibilities to implement the ambitious goal of IFOAM EU to reach 50% European agricultural land managed according to organic principles by 2030 (Organic Vision 2030). The new launched "Organic Roadmap" should serve as an inspiration and source of ideas. (Video interview with IFOAM EU President Christopher Stopes)

by Karin Heinze (comments: 0)

Important details in marketing Kamut

For a number of years Kamut has been a trend food. It's a grain that can be easily marketed because there's something mystical about it. What many people don't know is that the term Kamut applies only to Khorasan wheat grown on specific croplands. The word comes from ancient Egyptian and means “wheat”. Because it comes from a dead language, the American Quinn family was able to have it registered as a trademark. This means that anyone using the word Kamut must identify it as a registered trademark.

by Jochen Bettzieche (comments: 0)

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.

by Karin Heinze (comments: 0)

Topical Reports / exclusive for subscribers

Organics in Finland reach €215m

Organic sales reached €215m in 2013. by Redaktion (comments: 0)

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)

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