Scientists from the University of Sustainable Development Eberswalde asked customers of two organic markets in Berlin about their experiences with the zero-waste units set up there. The conclusion is that stores have to do more to facilitate and thus support the purchase of unpacked goods.
Like other sectors of the British organic food industry, the wholesale structure has undergone rationalisation in recent years.
The whole food wholesale trade presents a very varied picture in France - very big general wholesalers operating nationally next to small specialists and regional players.
Portugal is located in South-West Europe and has a coastline of around 800 km, occupying one fifth of the Iberian Peninsula that it shares with Spain.
About 90 % of organic products produced in Hungary are exported.
In 2004, the market increased by 50 % (the year before by 16.6 %) and reached a total turnover of 9 million Euros.
For the specialist organic food trade, in France they use two descriptions that are not clearly defined: “magasin bio” and “magasin diététique”.
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