Trade, Chain Stores29.06.2018 Editor
The human rights organisation Oxfam has compiled numerous examples of human and labour rights violations in the supply chains of the major supermarket operators in Germany, the Netherlands, Great Britain and the USA. Aldi, Lidl, Edeka and Rewe performed particularly poorly.
Trade, Chain Stores03.04.2018 Karin Heinze
Once again, Berlin-based Bio Company experienced growth in 2017 and it sees itself well positioned for the future. The company's first stores were launched in Berlin almost 20 years ago. For Georg Kaiser, co-founder and CEO at Bio Company, merely selling organic products was not enough. So, he insisted on offering products from the metropolitan region of Berlin-Brandenburg and built up a network of regional suppliers. For this CO₂ saving measure as an important part of the sustainability strategy, the company has been rewarded.
Trade, Chain Stores13.03.2018 Editor
Step by step, the online trader is widening its presence in the American organic market. The Whole Foods range 365 Every Day Value is playing a big part in this expansion.
Trade, Chain Stores23.01.2018 Editor
The German Dennree Group was able to close the year 2016 successfully. The balance sheet published shortly before Christmas shows a profit of almost 30 million euros (after tax). Sales rose by around ten percent. For 2017, only a low single-digit increase in sales is expected.
Trade, Chain Stores18.01.2018 Editor
Last year again, the environmental organisation Greenpeace examined the range of the nine largest Austrian supermarkets. By the end of 2017, Merkur was voted "Supermarket of the Year" for the second time in a row.
Trade, Chain Stores27.11.2017 Editor
Amazon has started to sell tech products and gifts at selected Whole Foods Market stores. The online giant has also announced additional discounts on Whole Foods prices to members of its Prime membership service.
Trade, Chain Stores20.11.2017 Editor
On the 8th of November 2017, the first Auchanbio store opened in Lille, Northern France. The new organic retail store of the company Auchan Retail France offers 4,200 organic products on a sales area of 450 sqm.
Trade, Chain Stores25.07.2017 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.
Trade, Chain Stores24.07.2017 Editor
We learn from The Guardian that the market leader in the UK health and wellness retail market, Holland & Barrett, has been acquired for £1.8bn by a retail investment fund controlled by Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman.
Trade, Chain Stores21.07.2017 Editor
The Berlin organic supermarket chain BioCompany has launched its online business. All its roughly 150 own-brand products and BioCompany's trade brands are now available from the online supermarket allyouneedfresh.de.
Trade, Chain Stores19.06.2017 Editor
Friday June 16 Amazon and Whole Foods Market annouced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement. Amazon will acquire Whole Foods Market for approximately $13.7 billion.
Trade, Chain Stores06.06.2017 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.
Trade, Chain Stores21.03.2017 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.
Trade, Chain Stores18.03.2017 Redaktion
At the end of February German retailer denn’s Biomarkt GmbH presented its end-of-year results for 2015. They show that the Dennree subsidiary generated turnover of nearly 305 million euros with its then total of 217 stores.
Trade, Chain Stores21.02.2017 Editor
In 2016 BioCompany increased compared to the previous year by 9 million euros (8.2%) to 145 million euros. The other companies of the BioCompany Group, Havelland Bio and Midgard Naturkost, had a revenue of around five million euros.
Trade, Chain Stores26.01.2017 Editor
In a current statement the German firm Veganz GmbH explains that it did not declare insolvency (we reported earlier) but is restructuring the retail stores and focusing on the core business.
Trade, Chain Stores24.01.2017 Editor
In December, the supermarket chain Veganz reported its self-administered insolvency. As the Lebensmittelzeitung (LZ) states, its network of stores is going to be radically slimmed down.
Trade, Chain Stores08.11.2016 Editor
The long dispute between dm, a German chain of drugstores that sells cosmetics, healthcare and household products and health food, Müller and Rossmann, two other big German drugstore chains, is about to be settled.
Trade, Chain Stores29.09.2016 Editor
As the Dutch stock exchange journal ABM Financial News reports, analysts and investors are focusing on Holland's organic corporation Wessanen. In the course of the takeover of the US organic enterprise WhiteWave by Danone it says that speculation about Wessanen, already smouldering for some time, has surfaced once again.
Trade, Chain Stores27.09.2016 Editor
Called “Veggie-Bags“, the Swiss corporation Migros is now selling reusable bags for fruit and vegetables.
Trade, Chain Stores15.09.2016 Editor
The vegan supermarket chain Veganz is cooperating with the food retailer Spar. According to a press report, up to 40 Veganz brand vegan products will be available from now on across the whole of Austria.
Trade, Chain Stores31.08.2016 Redaktion
50% of the whole McDonald’s menu consists of chicken and eggs. Steve Easterbrook, CEO at McDonald’s has now launched a 10-year plan to switch the whole production from caged to free-range hens.
Trade, Chain Stores23.06.2016 Editor
The Food and Drug Administration sent a warning letter to Whole Foods co-CEOs John Mackey and Walter Robb about what the FDA called "serious violations" it found after inspecting a Whole Foods food preparation facility in Massachusetts.
Trade, Chain Stores14.06.2016 Karin Heinze
Bees are buzzing and frogs are croaking in the grounds of the nature-based headquarters of Alnatura in Bickenbach (Hesse). And in the building belonging to one of the biggest organic companies in Germany there is much activity too. This where the “working partnership“ develops ideas for new brand products, a 3D online shop and concepts for the store of the future. Founder Götz Rehn sees this collective activity as an “experiment on the way to a social-organic model company“.
Trade, Chain Stores29.03.2016 Kai Kreuzer
The organic market in France has been growing steadily for years. Turnover in the whole organic sector has now reached €5.5bn (preliminary estimate for 2015), which equates to growth of 10% compared with 2014. The number of companies in the organic industry, from organic farmers, processors and wholesalers to retailers, has risen to 42,216, a pleasing expansion of 7.2%.