Germany: dennree group's 10% growth

Trade, Wholesale

15.02.2017 Editor

The dennree group has reported that in 2016 its consolidated net turnover came to 920 million euros -  a gain of 100 million euros, which equates to ca. 10% compared with the year before.

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

Trade, Wholesale

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)

Conventional food is considerably more expensive than organic food

Trade, Wholesale

17.05.2016 Karin Heinze

For a long time the organic industry has been having a discussion about so-called externalized costs. But far from all consumers are aware of the fact that the low price of food is achieved at a cost because of the chemicals used in agriculture, factory farming and the severe consequences for the environment. Or they put it to the back of their minds. It’s high time to tell people the truth. This is the reason why Volkert Engelsman, head of the Dutch organic company Eosta, has launched the information campaign “The True Cost of Food”. Organic supermarkets have started to promote the campaign. The background and a video interview with Volkert Engelsman.

Tradin Organic: new projects for sourcing organic cocoa

Trade, Wholesale

07.03.2016 Editor

Since the 1980’s, Tradin Organic have been active in sourcing organic cocoa and is developing new projects each year. In 2015, some of the new origins added to the project list were Peru and Sierra Leone.

Organic Farmers against Whole Foods’ New Rating System

Trade, Wholesale

23.06.2015 Redaktion

Five organic farmers gave Whole Food’s co-CEO John Mackey a statement concerning the company’s new production rating system. Whole Foods has long used scales, like their numerical 1-5 meat ratings, to help consumers find the ideal point where price meets ethics.

Correction: Malta - the EU organic Achilles heel

Trade, Wholesale

15.04.2015 Redaktion

With regard to our article "Malta - the EU organic Achilles heel" that we published on on 1 April, we as and the author of the article Mr. Leo Fruehschuetz want to correct some facts and apologize to Mr Aart Jan Jonker for the comments referring to his name. Mr. Jonker and the group Biodiet/Pure Life have sent us their remarks that we publish here.

With 710 million euros, the German Dennree Group is number one

Trade, Wholesale

05.03.2015 Karin Heinze

In the financial year 2014 – 40 years after it was founded in 1974 – the Dennree Group recorded consolidated net turnover of 710 million euros, which equated to an increase of 14 % compared with the year before.

The Netherlands –Biofach Country of the Year – developing splendidly

Trade, Wholesale

31.01.2015 Karin Heinze

The Dutch organic market has more or less doubled since 2008, and in 2013 it passed the billion euro mark. The organic organisation Bionext estimates the value of turnover to be 1.07 billion euros. Around 1,500 certified organic farms are operating in the Netherlands and 1,700 companies are active in the manufacturing and trading sector.

BioTropic sets up projects in West Africa and the Dominican Republic

Trade, Wholesale

27.01.2015 Redaktion

As an importer operating in many countries in four continents, BioTropic GmbH is continuing to create cropping projects of its own, plus projects for processed products.

German company Davert: Ready for the future

Trade, Wholesale

10.12.2014 Redaktion

Davert company is one of the German wholefood pioneers. In the last three years the company has subjected itself to total renewal.

Ekoplaza - a rising star in the organic market in Holland

Trade, Wholesale

26.11.2013 Redaktion
Erik Does has been in the organic business for over 20 years

Estonia: Biomarket stores – successful with German brands

Trade, Wholesale

04.11.2013 Redaktion
Biomarket is one of the leading organic wholesalers and retailers in Estonia

Ebl: regional and independent

Trade, Wholesale

06.08.2013 Redaktion
For about a year, all sections of the German company Ebl-Naturkost have been located in Fürth.

A year of change for Tradin

Trade, Wholesale

08.02.2013 Redaktion
Despite turbulence in the raw materials markets and the difficult economic conditions in some exporting countries, the Dutch-Canadian company is doing well.

Ökoring: new building and sustainability raise the company profile

Trade, Wholesale

06.07.2012 Redaktion
Ökoring, the wholefood wholesaler in the south of Germany, is well prepared for the future

Turkey: specialist trade becomes supplier of fresh food

Trade, Wholesale

14.05.2012 Redaktion
40 - 50 wholefood stores in Istanbul

A multi-pronged strategy on labelling GMO food

Trade, Wholesale

27.10.2011 Redaktion
Interview with Katherine DiMatteo

Pural increases presence at Natexpo

Trade, Wholesale

10.10.2011 Redaktion
The German-French organic wholesaler will have at its disposal 130 m² of exhibition space at Natexpo

Weiling Lonsee: targets for the first year achieved

Trade, Wholesale

09.06.2011 Redaktion
The organic wholesaler Weiling organized an in-house trade fair at the new logistics centre

TerraSana: International fine foods and more

Trade, Wholesale

14.02.2011 Redaktion
The brand TerraSana is probably as well known in Germany as in its country of origin

ProNatura: 50,000 t of fruit and vegetables every year

Trade, Wholesale

16.09.2010 Redaktion
ProNatura was founded in 1987 with the aim of marketing organic fruit and vegetables grown in Provence

Bleu-Vert: cosmetics specialist inaugurates new building

Trade, Wholesale

13.09.2010 Redaktion
The natural cosmetics wholesale business supplies about three-quarters of all wholefood stores in France.
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