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German organic market: Whole food shops back on course for growth

Trade, Specialised Food Retail Trade

01.05.2018 Editor

The first three months of 2018 are the second consecutive quarter of positive sales developments on the German organic market: On a like-for-like basis, the average daily turnover of the companies surveyed for the turnover barometer rose by 10.3%.


The Green Path Project: an Indian flagship model

Trade, Specialised Food Retail Trade

17.04.2018 Karin Heinze

The South Indian social entrepreneur Mr H.R. Jayaram started his organic journey two decades ago. His visionary ideas and his passion for organic farming and ecological solutions made him start an organic farm, an organic shop, an eco hotel, an eco retreat and an eco experience center with a big organic store and restaurant. He is convinced: „Organic is essential for the world today." Watch the video of Sukrishi organic farm and the interview with Jayaram. Learn more about the Organic Experience Center "Organic State" in Bangalore.


Bio Company, German champion in sustainability and regionality

Trade, Specialised Food Retail Trade

03.04.2018 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.


UK: organic market worth £2.2 billion

Trade, Specialised Food Retail Trade

20.02.2018 Editor

Last week, Soil Association launched its 2018 Organic Market Report. The report shows that the UK organic market has grown by 6% to over £2.2 billion in 2017.


Dennree: 5% sales plus in 2017 to 974 million euros

Trade, Specialised Food Retail Trade

19.02.2018 Editor

The German Dennree group closed the financial year 2017 with sales of 974 million euros. As specifically forecast, the company was able to increase its sales by a further 5% compared with the previous year.


Germany: sales in the specialised organic retail grows to 3.29 billion euros

Trade, Specialised Food Retail Trade

14.02.2018 Editor

The organic food trade achieved sales of 3.29 billion euros in 2017, which corresponds to an increase of around 2.5 percent.


German organic market: sales barometer shows trend reversal

Trade, Specialised Food Retail Trade

26.01.2018 Editor

The development of sales in the German organic food specialist trade in the last four months shows a glimmer of hope for a turnaround: The specialist trade achieved for the year 2017 a modest increase of 1.4% in daily turnover.


Germany: upswing in Berlin-Brandenburg organic sector

Trade, Specialised Food Retail Trade

25.01.2018 Daniela Nickel

With around 150,000 hectares of ecologically managed land, Berlin-Brandenburg is one of Germany's most important regions for organic farming. The importance of the metropolitan region continued to grow in 2017, as evidenced by the sales curve of the Berlin-Brandenburg organic sector.


Netherlands: plus 10 % in organic sales 2016

Trade, Specialised Food Retail 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.


An Indian organic journey: Namu & Misha´s reunion

Trade, Specialised Food Retail Trade

03.10.2017 Editor

When old school friends Namu Kini and Misha Gill reunited as young mothers in their 30s, both decided to chuck up their corporate jobs and embark on an organic journey together. They took the decision to quit their high powered careers to dive into their true passion - creating an organic food company which would offer people healthy, tasty and pure food. Thus was happyhealthyme (HHM) conceived.


Today’s Millennial - tomorrow’s organic parent

Trade, Specialised Food Retail Trade

20.09.2017 Editor

Millennial parents use digital sources of information to learn about new products – online product reviews, blog posts and mobile apps - more frequently than older parents who prefer traditional information sources.


Amazon-Whole Foods: alliance is perfect - massive price cuts

Trade, Specialised Food Retail Trade

31.08.2017 Editor

Since 28 August, Amazon is the owner of Whole Foods. Several media report about massive price reductions on the first day of the new ownership and that this could strain the organic supply chain.


France: Naturalia opens vegan stores

Trade, Specialised Food Retail Trade

25.07.2017 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.


Germany: BioCompany cooperates with Allyouneedfresh

Trade, Specialised Food Retail Trade

21.07.2017 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.


Record organic sales in Italy

Trade, Specialised Food Retail Trade

12.07.2017 Editor

The AssoBio organic association recently presented Nielsen data on the trend of organic food sales in Italian supermarkets.


The Amazon - Whole Foods deal: searching for the Holy Grail

Trade, Specialised Food Retail Trade

04.07.2017 Jochen Bettzieche

The internet giant Amazon has made a takeover bid for the American retail food chain Whole Foods Market. This constitutes a direct attack on the established retail food corporations. Looking at the deal from a European and German perspective, it is unlikely that the reaction will be takeover bids for German organic supermarkets.


France: organic retail continues to expand

Trade, Specialised Food Retail Trade

06.06.2017 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.


Japan: organic supermarket "Bio c’bon" has opened in Tokyo

Trade, Specialised Food Retail Trade

21.03.2017 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.


Germany's best organic shops have been chosen

Trade, Specialised Food Retail Trade

01.03.2017 Editor

At BioFach international trade fair this year's winners of the award "Best Organic Shop" were announce. They were  selected by the readers of the magazine Schrot&Korn, that is available in more than 2,000 organic shops and organic supermarkets in Germany.


Germany: The Good Food sells waste food only

Trade, Specialised Food Retail Trade

28.02.2017 Editor

"The Good Food" offers waste food in two shops and on the market in Cologne. These are the first shops in Germany that sell only products that would otherwise have been destroyed as waste.


German BioCompany grew more than 8%

Trade, Specialised Food Retail Trade

21.02.2017 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.


Germany: dennree group's 10% growth

Trade, Specialised Food Retail Trade

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.


Germany: nearly 10% growth in organic turnover

Trade, Specialised Food Retail Trade

13.02.2017 Editor

The turnover of organic food grew strongly in Germany in 2016. This was reported by the Bund Ökologische Lebensmittelwirtschaft (BÖLW) and the Arbeitskreis Biomarkt  prior to the launch of BioFach.


Weak growth in turnover in specialist trade in Germany

Trade, Specialised Food Retail Trade

02.02.2017 Editor

According to surveys carried out by the Klaus Braun consultancy, the trend to much lower growth in turnover in the German wholefood trade continued at the end of last year.


Bio Company: Put a stop to one-way cups

Trade, Specialised Food Retail Trade

15.12.2016 Editor

Disposable coffee cups are creating mountains of waste across the whole of Germany. Some companies in Berlin intend to tackle the problem. 


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