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Sonett: New product certifications

Sonett is converting its product certifications for detergents and cosmetics. "The transition will be smooth", announces Managing Director Beate Oberdorfer.

PFT Conference: European policies, local strategies and future

The European network Pesticide Free Towns invites interested parties to its conference on “European policies, local strategies and future”, which will take place on 27th September at the European Parliament.

Switzerland: Organic consumption has doubled in ten years

In 2017, organic products worth 2.7 bn Swiss francs were sold in Switzerland. According to the Federal Office for Agriculture, organic food sales now account for 9% of total food sales.

And Where Are The Organic Companies?

The UK organic food industry enjoyed exceptionally high growth rates between the mid 1990s and 2002.

Organic Wholesalers in Great Britain

Like other sectors of the British organic food industry, the wholesale structure has undergone rationalisation in recent years.

Italy: Organic media, initiatives, associations and trade fairs

Greenplanet natural network was established in October 1995 by Proscenio, a no-profit association whose aim was promotion of a sustainable culture.

Organic Farming in Spain

The Iberian Peninsula covers 505,988 sq km and has a population of 44.1 million inhabitants.

Whole food Wholesale Trade in France

The whole food wholesale trade presents a very varied picture in France - very big general wholesalers operating nationally next to small specialists and regional players.

Organic Agriculture in Portugal

Portugal is located in South-West Europe and has a coastline of around 800 km, occupying one fifth of the Iberian Peninsula that it shares with Spain.

Italy: Fresh Produce is Traded Separately

In Italy the wholesale trade with fresh products, in particular fruit and vegetables, milk and milk products, cheese and bread, is carried out mainly by specialist traders or the producers themselves.

Czech Republic: Specialised Natural and Organic Retailers Achieve 30 % Market Share

The Czech retail sector has dramatically changed during the last 10 years.

Malta: A Long Way To Go

They were regarded with suspicion by the customs officers. 'We felt as if we were importing drugs.'

Czech Republic: Natural and Organic Manufacturers See Their Business Growing

There were 116 certified organic processors at the end of 2004.

Greece: Wholesalers build up Retail Chains/ Greece 1

The major routes through Athens are dominated by the smell of exhaust fumes and by noise.

Hungary: Specialised Organic Shops Only in Budapest

The marketing structure of organic products has gained a new profile over the last five years.

Hungary: with Declining Export Opportunities Domestic Market Grows

At the end of the 1990s, the significance of domestic processing of organic products in Hungary increased dramatically.

Germany, Denmark

Hungarian Organic Food Market

About 90 % of organic products produced in Hungary are exported.

Organic Food Market in the Czech Republic

In 2004, the market increased by 50 % (the year before by 16.6 %) and reached a total turnover of 9 million Euros.

EkoPlaza and Groenhof Passage: two large organic supermarkets open in Alkmaar (Part 2)

The organic pioneer Jos Kamphuys found the inspiration for EkoPlaza abroad in the large scale organic and natural food stores.

The Coop as the driving force behind organic marketing

Since the beginning of the nineties, Coop Switzerland has been playing a bigger and bigger role in marketing organic products.

Organic Retail Trade in France

For the specialist organic food trade, in France they use two descriptions that are not clearly defined: “magasin bio” and “magasin diététique”.

USA: Organic Trade Association (OTA) Envisions Organic Industry of the Year 2025

As its 20th anniversary year draws to a close, the Organic Trade Association (OTA), North America's voice for the organic business community, is predicting a robust future for organic products.

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