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New EU Organic Regulation imminent – an analysis

The organic industry in many European countries reacted with horror when they heard that the Council of Ministers, the EU Parliament and the Commission have agreed behind closed doors on a revision of the EU Organic Regulation. Analysis of the results of negotiations reveals there are good reasons to be horrified. The organic sector is going to have a hard time in future. However, because numerous amendments are necessary, the final meeting of the EU ministers of agriculture was postponed at the last minute.

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Ritter Sport: "sustainability " more important than organic

Ritter Sport likes to parade its green image. This German chocolate manufacturer does have an organic line in its product range, but it's not doing so well. Four years ago, Ritter wanted to withdraw from its organic business and convert to “sustainable raw materials”, although it didn't carry through its intention. Now, however, the decision has obviously been made. The company is demanding that 3,500 cocoa farmers in Nicaragua acquire UTZ or Fairtrade certification, which in effect will put an end to organic cropping on these farms.

by Kai Kreuzer (comments: 0)

Records in U.S. sales 2016 - the $40-billion mark is cracked

End of May the Organic Trade Association OTA published its 2017 Organic Industry Survey at the Annual Policy Conference in Washington D.C.. The survey shows that total sales in 2016 increased to $47 billion US-Dollar. The robust American organic sector stayed on its upward trajectory in 2016, gaining new market share and shattering records, as consumers across the United States ate and used more organic products than ever before, explains OTA.

by Karin Heinze (comments: 0)

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)

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Significant rise in organics in canteens in France

Between 2009 and 2013, the turnover in the catering sector in France almost doubled. by Redaktion (comments: 0)

Germany: Reformhaus health food stores on track for success

Neuform-Reformhaus stores have increased their turnover by over 8% by Redaktion (comments: 0)

France: an accelerating organic sector!

The number of organic consumers is rising and food produced by environmentally friendly method become more popular.

by Redaktion (comments: 0)

France: continuous growth in the specialist trade

For years the organic industry in France has been growing by Redaktion (comments: 0)

Dennree: efficiency and service are the priority

Dennree is one of the biggest and oldest wholefood wholesalers in Europe. by Redaktion (comments: 0)

UK: Organic. Naturally different. consumer campaign

The successful Organic. Naturally different. campaign will continue from 2014 - 2012. by Redaktion (comments: 0)

USA: Excellent growth for organics and new Farm Bill

Sales of organic reached US$35.1bn in 2013. by Redaktion (comments: 0)

Interesting marketing models in Estonia

Organic-Market.Info presents two successful Estonian models that could well point the way forward for other countries. by Redaktion (comments: 0)

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.

by Redaktion (comments: 0)

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