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German organic producer takes on Danone

Trade Trade

19.11.2018 Editor

The German brewery Neumarkter Lammsbräu has issued a warning to the Danone Group. Because its mineral water subsidiary Volvic advertises its water with the terms "Naturally organic" and "Premium mineral water in organic quality".


France: Trends and tendencies in the organic specialist trade

Trade Trade

13.11.2018 Kai Kreuzer

In 2017, France generated organic sales of around 8.3 bn euros. However, as conventional retailers are pushing their organic growth, the specialist trade is being threatened. But new trends also create new opportunities.


Green logistics using lorries: Models from current practice

Trade Trade

01.11.2018 Editor

How can logistics experts from the organic sector transport goods in a more environmentally friendly way? The panel Green Logistics of Bodan and BNN presented practical solutions for trucks. Some of them are already in use at Bodan.


Natural cosmetics as a future market

Trade Trade

11.10.2018 Susanne Gschwind

The cosmetics market is very dynamic and a lot has happened in the last twelve months. This was emphasised by Elfriede Dambacher at the 11th Natural Cosmetics Conference in Berlin. In her presentation, she presented current figures and data on the national and international market.


New Fair Trade Charter: How world trade can work for all

Trade Trade

10.10.2018 Leo Frühschütz

The global Fair Trade movement has published a new International Fair Trade Charter. The charter determines the values of Fair Trade and defines a vision for implementing of the UN sustainable development goals.


German organic market: upward trend continues

Trade Trade

27.09.2018 Editor

What does the sales barometer for organic shops in Germany look like in the second quarter of 2018? organic-market.info has found out: The turnover of the shops surveyed continues to rise.


Organic imports from Turkey: How the current inflation affects prices

Trade Trade

11.09.2018 Leo Frühschütz

The Turkish Lira lost value rapidly in the last months. Organic-market.info has asked what effects this has on organic imports from Turkey.


Report: USA degenerates to a dumping ground for faked organic feeds

Trade Trade

04.09.2018 Leo Frühschütz

Large quantities of organic feed continue to be delivered to the USA whose organic quality is questionable. This is the result of a report published by the Cornucopia Institute, which is closely related to the US organic movement.


Alnatura now at Supermarchés Match in France

Trade Trade

24.08.2018 Editor

Alnatura products are now also available in France. According to the company, over 400 Alnatura brand articles are listed in around 30 stores of the supermarket and supermarket chain Supermarchés Match.


Nestlé USA: Misleading Non-GMO seal

Trade Trade

20.08.2018 Editor

By filing a lawsuit against Nestlé, a woman alleged the company of misleading consumers by using its ‘No GMO ingredients’ seal as it might be confused with the Non-GMO Project Verified Seal, reports CBS News.


Vietnam: Organic exports for the global market

Trade Trade

25.07.2018 Editor

Annually, people in Vietnam eat organic food worth about 1.7 million euros as the Vietnam Organic Agriculture Association (VOAA) as agroberichtenbuitenland.nl reports. As yet, the EU has certified almost 80 national companies producing organic food and beverage goods, among others, TH True Milk, Luong Quoi rice, Betrimex, Vinamit and Vinamilk, ST24 rice.


Spain: Impressive growth in the organic sector

Trade Trade

10.07.2018 Editor

EcoLogical, an  independent consultancy for organic businesses in Spain, has published the ‘Organic Sector in Spain 2018’. This report gathers the most up-to-date information about national and international public bodies and contains original studies about the Spanish organic sector.


Switzerland: market grew to 2.25 billion euro

Trade Trade

05.07.2018 Editor

The Federal Office for Agriculture published the statistics 2017 for organic food. One in ten fresh food items sold in Switzerland last year was organic.


France: Carrefour´s seed inititative „Forbidden Market“ successful

Trade Trade

04.07.2018 Editor

Ninety per cent of the planet’s cultivable varieties have already died out in the 20th century, says FAO. The French retailer Carrefour joined producers in their fight to make fruit and vegetables grown from farmers' seeds available to consumers.


Health Ingredients Europe presents Organic Spotlight

Trade Trade

02.07.2018 Editor

Fi Global, the organiser of Health ingredients (Hi) Europe & Natural ingredients (Ni) Europe will host the Health & Nutrition Week around the show.  


India: Bangalore Organic Mart - Savayeva Santhe

Trade Trade

02.07.2018 Editor

Bangalore is the organic hub of India and has the highest sales of organic food products as well as the largest number of organic outlets growing at the rate of 35-40% per year.


BioFach America – All Things Organic: German Pavilion and Nexty Award

Trade Trade

18.06.2018 Editor

BioFach America – All Things Organic will take part from13 to 15 September 2018 in Baltimore, Maryland. The show runs alongside the Natural Products Expo East and will draw the international organic industry to the Eastern seaboard of the USA.


USA: OTA starts pilot project to prevent and detect fraud

Trade Trade

14.06.2018 Editor

The Organic Trade Association (OTA) announced the kick-off of a groundbreaking pilot project by the organic industry to prevent and detect fraud in the global organic system. 


Ukraine: Positive development of the organic sector

Trade Trade

12.06.2018 Karin Heinze

Olga Trofimtseva, Deputy Minister on European Integration at the Ukrainian Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food, and Natalie Prokopchuk, Project Manager of the SECO-FiBL Project "Organic Market Development in Ukraine", share the same opinion: “The organic market in Ukraine is constantly developing.” According to the State Statistics Service of Ukraine, the country has 42.7 million hectares of agricultural land and 289,551 ha are cultivated organically. Due to the geographical location, widespread fertile black soils and proximity to potential international buyers, the country has favourable conditions to expand organic agriculture, says an official report of the Ministry.


India: Uttarakhand with a law for organic

Trade Trade

01.06.2018 Editor

The government of  the North Indian state Uttarakhand will soon bring in  a law to  give organic farming a legal backing, writes the Hindustan Times. The reason is a big demand for organic products in the domestic and foreign markets.


Nature Bio Foods setting up subsidaries in USA and the Netherlands

Trade Trade

28.05.2018 Editor

Haryana-headquartered organic and fairtrade company, Nature Bio-Foods (NBFL) Limited, which contributes 10% to India’s per year, has announced the launch of two international wholly owned subsidiaries.


Denmark generates organic record growth in 2017

Trade Trade

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 %.


Natural & Organic Products Europe 2018 ended very successfully

Trade Trade

08.05.2018 Editor

More than 10,000 attendees from 91 countries came to the Natural & Organic Products Europe trade show at London ExCeL venue last week, on 22-23 April.


Tea in shortage

Trade Trade

08.05.2018 Jochen Bettzieche

Drought, strikes and unrests limit the choice in the tea shelves. Rooibos and Darjeeling are particularly affected by the consequences. While the deficiency will continue for the also called bush tea or redbush tea, recovery is in sight for Darjeeling tea from India (see our earlier report).

 


Swedish Midsona acquires the German company Davert

Trade Trade

04.05.2018 Editor

Midsona has own  strong brands within healthfoods, personal care and hygiene holds a leading position in the Nordic organic market. The acquisition strengthens Midsona’s presence in the attractive organic foodsegment. Davert’s premium brand and product portfolio are highly complementary to Midsona’s existing organic brands.


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