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Japan: organic supermarket "Bio c’bon" has opened in Tokyo

"Bio c'Bon" is an organic supermarket from France. The first store in central Tokyo opened on the 8th of December. The shop offers fresh foods such as fruit vegetables and meat, mainly domestic organic JAS certified agricultural products, processed foods and beverages, such as wine and cheese, seasonings and confectionery as well as natural/organic non-food products, among them body care, cosmetics and supplies for babies and children are offered. The French chain plans to expand in Japan.

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Natural cosmetics: ”Quality and company development secure the future”

The first quarter of 2016 the market registered growth of roughly 10 %. Together with the turnover of nature-based cosmetics, natural cosmetics have achieved a market share of around 15 %, i.e. turnover of approximately two billion euros. A super result in view of the saturated cosmetics market. Looking at these figures, it's important to note that long-term commitment by the companies pays off, not only in financial terms but also in physical growth. We talked with natural & organic cosmetics expert Elfriede Dambacher about developments, concepts and the future.

by Karin Heinze (comments: 0)

China – one of the top 4 organic markets worldwide

For years there were no official figures available for the organic market in the People's Republic of China, even though this huge country has for a long time been supplying a lot of organic products. According to the data we now have access to, catapulted China into fourth place in the worldwide ranking of organic markets. Karin Heinze has been travelling in China and at BioFach in Shanghai she spoke to the chairman of IFOAM-Asia Zhou Zheijang and Markus Arbenz, the managing director of IFOAM Organics International (Video and Gallery).

by Karin Heinze (comments: 0)

Brexit – What's next?

The British voted by a  small majority to exit the European Union. That has consequences for the wider economy and for the EU. The wholefood industry has so far shown itself to be not particularly worried. Can that be right? After the British decision to leave the EU companies in other industries set up crisis management teams or at least working groups to assess the impact, but in the  wholefood sector most firms are operating the principle of 'business as usual'. In fact, there are many questions to be addressed, and they affect the organic sector too.

by Editor (comments: 0)

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EU Organic Regulation: significantly less criticism in France

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Reformhaus Engelhardt: socially responsible expansion

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The gold One World Award goes to South Korea and India

The One World Award sponsored by Rapunzel Naturkost was presented for the fourth time in Germany by Redaktion (comments: 0)

Helsinki: good offering in specialist shops and wholefood stores

In December 2013 and June 2014, the two most recent specialist wholefood stores were opened by Ruohonjuuri. by Redaktion (comments: 0)

Sales of organics booming in Sweden

Large retail chains are reporting enormous growth rates for the first half of 2014.

by Redaktion (comments: 0)

Italy: strong organic growth and interesting new initiatives

In large Italian supermarket chains packaged organic food has increased by over 17% in the first five months of 2014. by Redaktion (comments: 0)

Italy: Sana closes with record figures

Sana took place in Bologna on 6 - 9 September 2014.

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IFOAM Organic World Congress 2014 in Istanbul

The Turkish organic movement invites us to the biggest organic event of the year from 13 to 15 October 2014 by Redaktion (comments: 0)

Significant rise in organics in canteens in France

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Germany: Reformhaus health food stores on track for success

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