The internationally active French organic certifier Ecocert has acquired the Belgian market leader Certisys. Certisys founder Blaise Hommelen is to train the new executive director during a transition phase.
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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