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Continuing success of international natural cosmetics markets

International_EN, France

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.


France: obstacles for the growth of organic food sales

International_EN, France

16.10.2017 Editor

According to a report by EURACTIV, more consumers are getting aware of pesticides’ risks for health as well as the environment and decide to eat organic food. So, the supermarkets’ organic food sales are increasing. Since 2007, sales of organic have multiplied by 3.5 and reached 7.15bn Euro in 2016. Further, with making up 42% of all sales during last year, supermarkets are the greatest retailers of organic food.


Sustainable Cleaning Products Summit: Future Outlook for Bio-Based Surfactants

International_EN, France

27.09.2017 Editor

For the second year Ecovia organizes the Sustainable Cleaning Products Summit in Paris. On 8-9th November the summit invites stake-holders in the cleaning products industry including manufacturers, ingredient companies, packaging companies distributors, retailers as well as industry organisations, researchers and consultants.


France: Natexpo shows latest trends for for organic retailers

International_EN, France

07.08.2017 Editor

For the first time, the French trade fair for ecogical and organic products, NATEXPO, is shining a spotlight on the latest developments dedicated to specialist organic retailers. The trade show is taking place from October 22 - 24 in Paris.


Brazil: Natura acquires The Body Shop

International_EN, France

01.08.2017 Editor

Brazil´s biggest company for phyto and natural cosmetics Natura Cosmeticos is acquiring the British cosmetics cpmpany The Body Shop owned by L´Oréal for 1 bilion Euro.

 


France: Naturalia opens vegan stores

International_EN, France

25.07.2017 Editor

The French organic chain Naturalia, a company belonging  to the Monoprix corporation, has opened three small outlets with  a range of around 2000 vegan products.


France: new Minister for Organic Conversion

International_EN, France

07.06.2017 Editor

The minister responsible for agriculture in the cabinet of new French President, Emmanuel Macron, is on the side of organic. Macron appointed Jacques Mezard as Minister of Agriculture, a man committed to the environment and an opponent of genetic engineering. Nicolas Hulot will be the Minister for Organic Conversion.


France: Senate adopts resolution to ban non-agricultural use of pesticides

International_EN, France

07.06.2017 Editor

The French Senate has adopted the European resolution to ban non-agricultural pesticides across Europe. Pesticide Action Network (PAN) Europe and Générations Futures welcomed the resolution. 


France: organic retail continues to expand

International_EN, France

06.06.2017 Kai Kreuzer

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.


France: NATEXPO trade show will reflect the booming market

International_EN, France

06.06.2017 Editor

Organic products have never been so popular in France. This will be reflected at the international trade show NATEXPO on
22-24 October 2017. All of the sectors of the organic market will gather in Paris Nord Villepinte.


Bioland and FNAB strengthen cooperation

International_EN, France

27.04.2017 Editor

Bioland and the French organic growers association FNAB are seeking closer collaboration.


France: celebrities test positive for glyphosate

International_EN, France

26.04.2017 Editor

After the urine of 30 people in France was tested  for residues of glyphosate, the most used active agent in herbicides worldwide, every sample was shown to contain the molecule.


France: Milestone in the protection of human rights

International_EN, France

17.04.2017 Editor

France has passed a widely welcomed law on corporate responsibility regarding human rights. There are calls for an equivalent law in Germany.


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

International_EN, France

21.03.2017 Editor

"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.


France: ban of plastic microbeads in cosmetics in 2018

International_EN, France

15.03.2017 Editor

By publishing the Decree in the Official Journal of the French Republic dated March 8, 2017, the implementation of the law is official.


France: organic farmland and market are growing fast

International_EN, France

21.02.2017 Editor

At BioFach the Pavillon France “Made in France with Love” was once again the biggest foreign country participation with 104 companies in over 1200 sqm of exhibition space. Recent market data show a dynamic development.


International Organic Seminar in Paris

International_EN, France

30.01.2017 Editor

In the current context of strong growth in organic farming, Agence BIO is organizing its 12th international seminar on organic farming on Tuesday, 28th February 2017 in Paris.


France: boost to growth of the organic industry

International_EN, France

24.01.2017 Kai Kreuzer

Organics are booming in France: the semi-state Agence Bio is anticipating growth in turnover of an amazing 20% for 2016. Statistically, 21 farms in France convert to organic every day. At the end of June 2016 France had 31,880 organic farmers. The area of organic land rose in consequence to over 1.5 million hectares, which equates to approximately 6% of all agricultural land.


Danone´s reasons to go organic

International_EN, France

18.01.2017 Editor

Danone’s CEO Emmanuel Faber suggests obesity, malnutrition and declining soil health are reasons to go organic


France: official ban of pesticides in public green spaces

International_EN, France

06.01.2017 Editor

From New Year’s Day on spraying of pesticides is forbidden in France, chemicals are banned from all public green spaces, including parks, gardens and forests.


Pural: “active for 20 years in the wholefood industry“

International_EN, France

22.11.2016 Karin Heinze

In the 20 years since   it was founded, Pural Vertriebs GmbH is one of the few wholesalers that has developed into a powerful sales partner for the wholefood trade nationwide. The ongoing extension of the product range with exclusive brands and innovative labels, the takeover of regional distribution companies and the resulting expansion and, not least, the arm of the business dealing with the health food and orgnic trade, including abroad, contributed to the dynamic development of the Pural group of companies. Another contributing factor is that second-generation family members with great commitment have entered the business. Ulrike and Heinz Claus explain the development of their company and  their view of  loyalty to the specialist trade. (Video interview with Ulrike Claus)


French organics a fast rise with a quick fall?

International_EN, France

17.11.2016 Editor

France is known for being very protective over their local products. The Fédération Nationale d’Agriculture Biologique (Fnab) launched its 6th national campaign last September. The Fnab was created almost 40 years ago to give a voice to organic producers.


Why French organic food is on the rise

International_EN, France

07.11.2016 Editor

The Agence Bio published in late September a study on the development of organic agriculture in France. According to the study, in the first six months of the year, sales of organic products rose by 20%.


Multinationals increase their sustainability

International_EN, France

31.10.2016 Editor

The acquisition of green industries is on the rise since years. After the French based cosmetics company L’Oréal bought environmentally orientated brands like The Body Shop and Sanoflore, Unilever is also following this trend. 


France in pole position on the origin of country label

International_EN, France

14.10.2016 Editor

After the French State Council (“Conseil d’Etat”) and the European Commission agreed, the trial period will run for a period of two years, from 1 January 2017 until the end of 2018. COOL requirements will not apply to organic products.


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