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Biofach China: Business platform and innovation workshop

Trade, Trade

05.04.2018 Editor

The international organic sector will meet for the 12th edition of Biofach China from 24 to 26 May 2018 at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center (SWEECC). About 480 exhibitors and about 18,000 visitors are expected from all around the world.


Germany: more organic products in discounters

Trade, Trade

29.03.2018 Editor

According to GfK market research, 95 per cent of all households bought at least one organic product in 2017. Discounter Aldi expanded its organic range over the years and has set itself ambitious sales targets in the organic segment for the coming years.


France: Record organic area and turnover

Trade, Trade

28.03.2018 Editor

With an increase of 15% over the previous year, France's organic land area grew to 1.77 million hectares. Sales rose to 8 billion euros. This is recently estimated by the organisation Agence Bio.


E-commerce and natural cosmetics: challenge and opportunity

Trade, Trade

20.03.2018 Karin Heinze

Ramon Stroink is Managing Director of the natural and organic cosmetics division at Weleda for Germany, Austria and Switzerland. He is also on the advisory board of Vivaness and the German industry association for cosmetics, detergents and cleaners IKW. We talked to him about the development of the natural and organic cosmetics market in the German-speaking area and the growing challenge of digitization and its opportunities.


Natural cosmetics: Amazon vs Zalando

Trade, Trade

16.03.2018 Editor

More and more consumers are ordering natural cosmetics on the internet. As figures from IRI Market Research testify, in the last few months 22 percent of consumers bought their cosmetics online.

 


Swedish organic sales increased by 9.3 % in 2017

Trade, Trade

13.03.2018 Karin Heinze

The total food market was valued at approximately SEK 300 billion (€30 billion) in 2017, including retail, Foodservice and Systembolaget. According to Statistics Sweden, the Consumer Price Index (CPI), food prices rose by about 2 percent in 2017. Ekoweb has summarized the preliminary sales figures for the organic food market for 2017 which shows that organic food sales increased by 9.3 percent in 2017.


USA: Amazon is pushing organic

Trade, Trade

13.03.2018 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.


BioFach 2018: Trends, new products and the „Next Generation“

Trade, Trade

06.03.2018 Editor

The demand for organic products in Germany continues unabated. However, in which areas is organic food booming particularly and what trends are to be expected in the near future? In a review of BioFach, we have summarised and discussed the role of the next generation in specialist trade as well as the question of how innovative products from young companies can find their way onto the shelves of specialist retailers. Please also watch our BioFach video review with many interviews on the topic of the next generation.


Ukraine at BioFach: combining innovations and traditions

Trade, Trade

06.03.2018 Editor

There is an urgent need to change the attitude to Ukraine as a raw material zone and create the image of Ukraine as a country which produces quality innovative products. The Ukraine Pavilion contributes to that goal.


Very successful U.S. Pavilion at Biofach

Trade, Trade

02.03.2018 Editor

The American Organic Trade Association (OTA) together with theForeign Agricultural Service (FAS), Office of Agricultural Affairs in Berlin and U.S. organic food and product companies participated in the Biofach and reported a leap in business inquiries.

 


Scotland organic sales up 19.4%

Trade, Trade

22.02.2018 Editor

According to the Soil Association’s 2018 Organic Market Report sales of organic in Scotland were growing at a rate of 19.4% in 2017, and account for 6.5% of all UK sales.


USA: Distribution moving towards online retailing

Trade, Trade

17.02.2018 Editor

Every large food retailer in North America and Europe is now marketing organic foods under their private labels. The next spurt of growth is envisaged to come from mobile apps linked to delivery services.


Dutch pioneers Odin and De Nieuwe Band join forces

Trade, Trade

16.02.2018 Editor

The Board and the board of directors the organic enterprises De Nieuwe Band and Estafette Odin agreed to merge the trading and production activities after formal approval of the relevant bodies.


Global organic data show resilient growth

Trade, Trade

14.02.2018 Karin Heinze

A booming organic sector: more farmers, more land and a growing market. This is the résumé of the 19th edition of „The World of Organic Agriculture“. The Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) and IFOAM – Organics International launched  the statistical yearbook at Biofach  2018 in Nuremberg. This comprehensive collection of the latest available data (2016) on organic agriculture worldwide contains data on area, operators, and retail sales: 57.8 million hectares of organic agricultural land – organic market grows to almost 90 billion US Dollars.


Digitization: new sales concepts needed

Trade, Trade

08.02.2018 Editor

The IFOAM Congress in the Netherlands discussed about digitization and the future of the organic sector. The German Organic Entrepreneurs Association AÖL anticipates major transformation processes in retail.


UAE: organic shelf space expands by 60%

Trade, Trade

06.02.2018 Editor

In the Middle East, the interest in organic food is growing. According to new research from Mintel, the shelf space given over to organic food in the United Arabic Emirates has grown by 60% in the last four years.


Germany: Dennree with almost 30 million euros profit in 2016

Trade, Trade

23.01.2018 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.


Nature Bio Foods India: Organic plus Fairtrade

Trade, Trade

09.01.2018 Editor

Nature Bio-Foods Ltd (NBF), a pioneer in organic food grains since 1997, has taken great initiative to bring sustainability to small and marginal farms through organic agriculture production in combination with the world’s highest ethical standards from Faitrade International, Germany and their FLO-Cert Fairtrade standard. It has been promoting organic agriculture in India for the last 20 years and placed India on the international list of leading standard organic food and ingredients suppliers in line with countries like Switzerland, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, France, Austria, Denmark, Czech Republic, Belgium, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Middle Eastern countries. Watch the video interview with Nature Bio Foods CEO Tapan Ray.


BioFach Indien und India Organic: Info- und Business-Plattform

Trade, Trade

08.01.2018 Karin Heinze

Die BioFach India mit India Organic (BIIO) fand parallel zum IFOAM Organic World Congress (OWC) vom  9. bis 11. November 2017 im Messezentrum India Expo Mart (IEML) in Greater Noida, bei Neu Delhi, statt. Damit war die Doppelmesse ein herausragender Treffpunkt für die internationale Bio-Branche. Die 184 Aussteller der 9. BioFach begrüßten 9.645 Fachbesucher auf dem dreitägigen Event. Sowohl Aussteller als auch Besucher profitierten von den Synergieeffekten der gleichzeitig stattfindenden Veranstaltungen und machten sie zu einem internationalen Bio-Mega-Event. Im Video erleben Sie das Messegeschehen und die Interviews informieren über die Entwicklung des Marktes.


Indian Food Security Authority released unified regulation on organic foods

Trade, Trade

02.01.2018 Editor

During the 19th Organic World Congress the Minister for Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare, Shri Radha Mohan Singh formally launched the Food Safety and Standards (Organic Foods) Regulations 2017, along with the ‘Jaivik Bharat’ Logo and “Indian Organic Integrity Database Portal.”


India: BIIO showed many business opportunities and a market overview

Trade, Trade

28.12.2017 Karin Heinze

BioFach India together with India Organic (BIIO) took place parallel to the IFOAM Organic World Congress (OWC) from 9 to 11 November 2017, at the India Expo Mart (IEML) in Greater Noida, near New Delhi. The organic fair duo was an excellent meeting place for the international organic sector. The 184 organic exhibitors at the 9th organic trade fair welcomed 9,645 visitors at the three days´event. Exhibitors as well as visitors benefited from the unique cooperation and synergy of the organic events. Watch the video with impressions and interviews.


Netherlands: plus 10 % in organic sales 2016

Trade, Trade

21.12.2017 Editor

Organic food sales in the Netherlands increased by 10% in 2016 to € 1.4 billion. In the last ten years, sales have tripled. The winners are mainly the supermarkets.


Ethiopia: first International Green Fair by NABU

Trade, Trade

19.12.2017 Editor

The German environment and nature protection organisation NABU is hosting the first International Green Fair and field visits in the Kafa Biosphere Reserve in South-West Ethiopia.


Iris Bio – Passion for Pasta

Trade, Trade

12.12.2017 Karin Heinze

The mission is: Working for our planet. And to produce the best organic pasta from grains supplied by organic farmers from all over Italy, who belong to the cooperative Astra Bio. For 40 years now, organic pioneer Maurizio Gritta is the driving force behind the company. Convinced by the idea that there is an alternative to the common economic model, he has established the Italian company. Now, he plans to bring the brand Iris Bio to the German specialist trade’s shelves. Watch the Video.


Walmart`s plans for 2018

Trade, Trade

11.12.2017 Editor

The world´s biggest retailer Walmart has some important tasks on its agenda for 2018. According to media reports Walmart plans to grow sales by 3 % and reinvest $ 11 billion. Most of the investment goes into e-commerce.


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