Manufactures, Manufacturers25.08.2017 Editor
Apples, mangos, avocados and lemons: sourcing organic fruit from reliable suppliers – that was the idea of the founders of BioTropic- Hubert Bois Naturkost, Naturkost Elkershausen and Terra Naturkost. This year, BioTropic is celebrating its 20th anniversary.
Manufactures, Manufacturers22.08.2017 Karin Heinze
The biggest fair trade firm in Europe, domiciled in Wuppertal in Germany, is delighted with another good business year: in 2016 the Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Partnerschaft mit der Dritten Welt mbH (GEPA) – The Fair Trade Company - recorded growth of around 7 percent and achieved turnover of 74 million euros. With the appointment of Peter Schaumberger the company is headed by two managing directors, with Schaumberger becoming the brand and distribution manager. He intends to increase the proportion of organics in the product range and concentrate his attention on sustainability and climate change. The company also involves itself in world economic and development policy issues.
Manufactures, Manufacturers15.08.2017 Karin Heinze
A great deal has been packed into WALA's new laboratory building – far more than just the very latest analysis and environmental technology. The organically structured glass building in Bad Boll is sending out a signal. The objective of this manufacturer of medicines and natural cosmetics is to build a bridge to scientific research in order to create a joint approach to solving important medical issues, to research phytoactive agents and to develop new ideas. The company thinks long-term and is investing in the future. Get some impressions from Bad Boll from this video.
Manufactures, Manufacturers09.08.2017 Editor
The German organic pioneer Rapunzel invites guests on 9 and 10 September to its One World Festival, that is held every two years. The programme of the two-day event encompasses Information, culture, music, organic culinary delights and the presentation of the One World Awards.
Manufactures, Manufacturers18.07.2017 Editor
The natural cosmetics firm Santaverde has for 30 years been synonymous with high-value Aloe vera products. As newcomers to the industry, Sabine and Kurt Beer developed the growing and processing of Aloe vera on their own finca in the south of Spain. They also organise regular seminars in Estepona at which specialist dealers and cosmeticians receive training. Our author Bettina Pabel attended one of these sessions.
Manufactures, Manufacturers14.07.2017 Editor
In the financial year 2016/2017, the Austrian organic firm Sonnentor recorded an outstanding increase in sales of around 12 % and total turnover of 40.2 million euros.
Manufactures, Manufacturers13.07.2017 Editor
The US-based Campbell Soup Company announced on July 6 that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Pacific Foods of Oregon for $700 million in cash.
Manufactures, Manufacturers07.07.2017 Editor
From 7 to 10 June the 13th Biofach America Latina – Bio Brazil Fair saw around 35% more than visitors than the previous year (25,664) and 167 purely organic exhibitors (2016: 117).
Manufactures, Manufacturers04.07.2017 Editor
The European edition of the Sustainable Foods Summit drew to a successful close in Amsterdam on 1-2nd June. Over 100 senior executives from the food industry debated sustainability issues over the two-day summit.
Manufactures, Manufacturers28.06.2017 Editor
The Organic Trade Association (OTA) is setting up a Global Organic Supply Chain Integrity Task Force to address a vulnerability recently revealed in the organic supply chain.
Manufactures, Manufacturers27.06.2017 Kai Kreuzer
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.
Manufactures, Manufacturers13.06.2017 Editor
The Organic Processing and Trade Association (OPTA) was founded in Milano on June 7th 2017 by active processors and traders working toward an organic sustainable food system in Europe.
Manufactures, Manufacturers23.05.2017 Jochen Bettzieche
While in southern Bavaria frost and snow at the end of April caused the fruit blossom to freeze, farmers in other regions in Germany were moaning about drought. And that's just the start – coming down the line is climate change and it's imperative that the food industry adjusts to what is on the way.
Manufactures, Manufacturers20.05.2017 Redaktion
The local daily paper, the Tyroler Tageszeitung, reported recently that in 2016 the organic brand Bio vom Berg (Organic from the Mountains) generated sales worth 8.7 million euros, a sharp rise compared with the previous year.
Manufactures, Manufacturers17.05.2017 Redaktion
The Post reports that China’s largest dairy is in talks to buy America’s No. 1 organic yogurt company, Stonyfield Farm – a company with a strong reputation for sourcing milk in the north-east and making quality products.
Manufactures, Manufacturers16.05.2017 Jochen Bettzieche
On the high seas fair working conditions are not always adhered to. In the cargo of transport ships there may be a container with fair trade goods and, given the working conditions, they can no longer be called fair. For a number of years two seafarer unions have wanted to introduce a fair transport logo. The response has been lukewarm.
Manufactures, Manufacturers11.05.2017 Redaktion
Perdue Food has recalled organic Italian Chicken Sausages with a use by date of June 25, 2017.
Manufactures, Manufacturers11.04.2017 Kai Kreuzer
Sonnentor and Zotter are two Austrian wholefood manufacturers that have made a name for themselves at home and abroad and it's quite possible there will be others too, because the number of organic manufacturers in Austria is growing continuously as the organic share in total food sales rises.
Manufactures, Manufacturers08.04.2017 Redaktion
The winners of the Natural & Organic Awards Europe 2017 were announced on the last day of the Natural & Organic Products Europe trade show.
Manufactures, Manufacturers05.04.2017 Editor
The organic sector in the UK is thriving. That's just one of the findings in the Soil Association's latest Organic Report that tells us that the organic sector, with an increase in sales of 7.1% in 2016, is now worth more than 2 billion pounds annually.
Manufactures, Manufacturers28.02.2017 Karin Heinze
Darjeeling, a region in the Himalayas, is synonymous with good tea. During the colonial era the British introduced tea growing and Darjeeling became famous for its tea. Today, tea still determines the work and lives of the people in the towns and villages in the mountains of West-Bengal on the border with Nepal, Sikkim and Bhutan. But now, contemporary approaches to tea cropping are called for. Organic, fairtrade and sustainability are for the company Tea Promoters India just some of the strategies for taking Darjeeling forward to an organic future (video).
Manufactures, Manufacturers07.02.2017 Editor
With effect from 28 February, the German organic company Rapunzel Naturkost has acquired the organic manufacturer Zwergenwiese Naturkost GmbH. Zwergenwiese will continue to be an independent company in its present location.
Manufactures, Manufacturers25.01.2017 Editor
The Dutch food company Royal Wessanen bought a manufacturer and distributor of organic brands in Spain for €67m.
Manufactures, Manufacturers18.01.2017 Editor
Danone’s CEO Emmanuel Faber suggests obesity, malnutrition and declining soil health are reasons to go organic.
Manufactures, Manufacturers10.01.2017 Karin Heinze
The positive development on the Indian domestic market and the continuing professionalisation of companies were apparent once again at BioFach India / India Organic. The trade fair brought together 177 exhibitors and over 3,700 visitors. Many companies are no longer relying just on exporting but are now happy to turn their attention to the promising home market. Market actors are convinced the domestic market will continue to grow rapidly. The reasons are the expanding middle class and the increasing awareness of health. Watch the video interviews