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ProVeg: The V-label for cosmetics

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19.06.2018 Editor

The internationally protected V-label quality label now also identifies vegetarian and vegan foods as a consumer orientation aid for cosmetics without ingredients from animals.


Fairtrade: German GEPA looks back to a positive year 2017

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24.05.2018 Editor

The German fair trade pioneer GEPA continued its stable development in 2017 with wholesale sales of 72.4 million euros (minus 1.9 %). Consumers bought the company's products for around 114 million euros (sales at retail prices).


Germany: Glyphosate debate takes effect

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17.05.2018 Leo Frühschütz

Three quarters of all Germans have heard of the topic "Glyphosate in food", according to the Consumer Monitor 2/2018 of the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) an increase of 14% to 2017.


New London Festival: It’s time to GO! Organic

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11.05.2018 Editor

Taking place over the weekend of 8-9 September, Battersea Park will be transformed into a vibrant celebration of the very best in organic, sustainability and healthy lifestyles. 


Denmark generates organic record growth in 2017

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10.05.2018 Editor

New figures from Statistic Denmark show that the sale of organic food and drink has increased with 31% from 2016 to 2017. The organic market share of the total Danish food sale has now reached 13.3 %.


E-commerce and natural cosmetics: challenge and opportunity

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20.03.2018 Karin Heinze

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.


Berlin: Natural & Organic Cosmetics Conference

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20.03.2018 Editor

The international cosmetics market is undergoing changes. Natural & organic cosmetics are continuing to be a growth driver and, thanks to continuing demand, a popular market segment. But the change is also bringing on a redefinition. 


Natural cosmetics: Amazon vs Zalando

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16.03.2018 Editor

More and more consumers are ordering natural cosmetics on the internet. As figures from IRI Market Research testify, in the last few months 22 percent of consumers bought their cosmetics online.

 


Vivaness: German natural cosmetics market by far the biggest in Europe

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27.02.2018 Karin Heinze

More and more consumers are purchasing natural cosmetics. Over the last two years their number has increased by 1.2 million. The winners benefiting from this trend continue to be the drugstores; the losers include the specialist trade. The turnover of natural cosmetics grew by around 1.2 billion euros. As well as providing the latest market data, Vivaness presented many product innovations on the 275 stands in Hall 7A, on the joint German Newcomers Stand and in the Breeze exhibition area. In our article you find details on market data, trends and many photos.


France: ambitious goals for the public sector

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26.02.2018 Editor

According to the media France wanted to make half of all food in public sector organic or local by 2022. The government has announced that at least half of all food bought by the public sector must be organic or locally produced.

 


Scotland organic sales up 19.4%

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22.02.2018 Editor

According to the Soil Association’s 2018 Organic Market Report sales of organic in Scotland were growing at a rate of 19.4% in 2017, and account for 6.5% of all UK sales.


UK: more than 20% growth for organic cosmetics

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21.02.2018 Editor

According to The Soil Association’s Organic Beauty & Wellbeing Market Report the organic and natural beauty market was worth £75.9 million (85.6 mn €) in 2017, up 24% on the previous year. 


Dutch vegan start up Charly´s All is Fair

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13.02.2018 Editor

The Dutch start up entrepreneur Charlotte zum Vörde Sive Vörding with her brand Charly´s All is Fair presented her ideas and the company at the IFOAM EU Procssing Congress in Zwolle, Netherlands.


VIVANESS 2018: natural and organic cosmetics digitalized

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12.02.2018 Karin Heinze

The future is digital. Digitalization is having an impact in all areas of life and opening up new prospects in the natural and organic cosmetics industry too. Cosmetics are already among the most common products purchased online and German consumers are particularly willing to buy them compared to consumers in other European countries. This is one of a number of aspects that will be under the spotlight when the natural and organic cosmetics industry meets in Nuremberg from 14 to 17 February for VIVANESS, the International Trade Fair for Natural and Organic Personal Care.


Netherlands: plus 10 % in organic sales 2016

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21.12.2017 Editor

Organic food sales in the Netherlands increased by 10% in 2016 to € 1.4 billion. In the last ten years, sales have tripled. The winners are mainly the supermarkets.


Mintel: key trends for 2018

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20.12.2017 Editor

Mintel has identified five key trends set to impact the global food and drink market in 2018. They include transparency, traceability, self-care, and scientifically engineered ingredients.


Biobased food packaging through the eyes of the consumer

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11.12.2017 Editor

What do consumers think of biobased food packaging? And can manufacturers and retailers strengthen the brand position of their food products by choosing biobased food packaging? Within the COMBO public private partnership, Wageningen University & Research is helping the food sector make well-founded, sustainable packaging choices.


Sweden: KRAV considers to withdraw from EU Organic Regulation

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01.12.2017 Editor

KRAV the leading Swedish certification body recently discussed its future direction. During a meeting with stakeholders the certification body also considered to withdrawing from the EU Organic Regulation.


Report: international organic fruits and vegetables markets till 2020

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23.10.2017 Editor

The international market research Markets & Markets says in a recent study that the global market for organic fruits and vegetables is projected to reach USD 62.97 Billion by 2020.


Continuing success of international natural cosmetics markets

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17.10.2017 Karin Heinze

Not only in Germany but on the international stage too the trend in the natural and organic cosmetics industry continues to be very positive development. In the leading market in Europe, the German market, demand shows no sign of slowing. According to Naturkosmetik Verlag, about nine million consumers buy natural cosmetics several times a year and their purchasing behaviour caused turnover in the first half of this year to grow by around two percent.  The “Green & Clean” trend is to be seen everywhere in neighbouring countries with robust market development and also internationally. However, manufacturers and the trade are having to confront a number of challenges.

(Photo: Karin Heinze)


Sweden: organic sales reached new record in the first six months

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16.10.2017 Editor

In the first half of 2017, the increase of organic food and beverage is 7-8%, a value increase of SEK 1 billion (105 mn €) over six months. That is the result of Ekoweb´s interim report.


Germany: 9.3 million vegetarians and vegans

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03.10.2017 Editor

On World Vegetarian Day the German the vegetarian association ProVeg (the former Vegetarierbund Deutschland) will provide an overview of current developments in the veggie movement.

 According to a survey 1.3 million people in Germany are vegans. Three years ago the figure was, according to ProVeg, only 900,000.


An Indian organic journey: Namu & Misha´s reunion

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03.10.2017 Editor

When old school friends Namu Kini and Misha Gill reunited as young mothers in their 30s, both decided to chuck up their corporate jobs and embark on an organic journey together. They took the decision to quit their high powered careers to dive into their true passion - creating an organic food company which would offer people healthy, tasty and pure food. Thus was happyhealthyme (HHM) conceived.


Canada: 10% increase in organic sales

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22.09.2017 Editor

Canadian Organic Trade Association (COTA) reports that 66% Canadian consumers spend at least some of their weekly grocery budget on organic items. This is a 10% increase from a year ago.

 

 


Today’s Millennial - tomorrow’s organic parent

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20.09.2017 Editor

Millennial parents use digital sources of information to learn about new products – online product reviews, blog posts and mobile apps - more frequently than older parents who prefer traditional information sources.


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