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Lidl Belgium: Discounter supplies Ghent's households by bicycle

International_EN Belgium

12.10.2018 Editor

In the Belgian city of Ghent, discounter Lidl has recently started offering its customers a bicycle delivery service for around 400 fresh foods. The goods can be ordered online via the pop-up web shop “Simpl”.

Massive criticism of the Belgian eco-control system

International_EN Belgium

03.08.2018 Leo Frühschütz

The EU's Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety has identified massive shortcomings in the Belgian eco-control system in 2017. The report has only just been published.

Belgium: Brussels government takes Commission to EU Court over glyphosate

International_EN Belgium

26.03.2018 Editor

The government of the Brussels region has decided to file a complaint against the European Commission with the European Court of Justice (ECJ) over its decision to re-authorise the pesticide glyphosate in Europe. Belgium was among the nine member states that voted against the renewal of the controversial chemical substance.

Germany: organic eggs also contaminated with insecticide

International_EN Belgium

04.08.2017 Editor

According to the  Ministry of North Rhine-Westphalia, 2.9 million eggs contaminated with the insecticide Fipronil, including organic eggs, produced on farms in Belgium and Holland arrived in Germany.

FiBL Europe celebrates its opening

International_EN Belgium

14.07.2017 Editor

The leading research institute in organic agriculture, FiBL, inaugurated its new office in Brussels. It builds a bridge between FiBL’s sound scientific knowledge on organic farming and the policy-making processes taking place in Brussels.

Belgium: glyphosate herbicide ban

International_EN Belgium

08.05.2017 Editor

The safety of glyphosate is an ongoing issue, with the EU Commission still refusing to put in place legally binding restrictions on glyphosate herbicides. In the light of probable re-authorisation at EU level, member states are taking matters in to their own hands.

Monaco: Veggie trend benefits wholefood manufacturer Linck

International_EN Belgium

27.09.2016 Kai Kreuzer

Vegan and vegetarian foods are on trend worldwide. “The younger generation of under thirty-year-olds in particular is buying animal-free products in ever greater numbers. This year we're anticipating growth in turnover of 120 % in this segment,“ says a delighted Jean François Ordureau, the man in charge of marketing and sales at the manufacturer Linck.

Danone buys WhiteWave

International_EN Belgium

08.07.2016 Leo Frühschütz

The food corporation Danone intends to take over the US American manufacturer WhiteWave. Both companies expect the sale to be concluded by the end of the year, provided they have the agreement of the authorities.

Bio-Planet: food retailer’s subsidiary an important player in Belgium

International_EN Belgium

16.06.2015 Kai Kreuzer

In April 2015, Bio-Planet’s fifteenth organic supermarket was opened in Halle, 20 km south-west of Brussels. 14 years ago in 2001, the first Bio-Planet store was launched in Kortrijk.

Organic supermarkets in Belgium: Biocap has three stores

International_EN Belgium

05.05.2015 Kai Kreuzer

The specialist wholefood trade in Belgium lags behind countries like Germany and France. Large-scale specialist organic stores (over 200 m²) and organic supermarkets (over 400 m²) are far from being the standard in organic marketing. Three of the nearly two dozen Belgian organic supermarkets operate under the title Biocap.

Organic growth continues on the global level

International_EN Belgium


The latest global data on organic farming has been presented by IFOAM – Organics International and the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) at the BioFach fair 2015 in Nuremberg. The global organic market increased to 72 billion US Dollars, organic agricultural land worldwide is 43 million hectares.

The organic year 2014: markets, trade fairs, politics and trends

International_EN Belgium

22.12.2014 Redaktion

Have a look with us at the most important events and organic issues of 2014 in the German and international organic industry.

Ecover`s future goal is a natural clean world

International_EN Belgium

27.03.2014 Redaktion
Interview with long term innovation manager Tom Domen

Good Food March paralyses European capital

International_EN Belgium

24.09.2012 Redaktion
Around 500 people from 20 countries met on 19.9.2012 in Brussels and took part in a two-hour demonstration march

Origin’O: 14th store in Brussels

International_EN Belgium

19.12.2011 Redaktion
In the railway station Gare du Midi in Brussels is the latest opening of Origin’O

Brussels: specialist organic stores on the increase

International_EN Belgium

24.08.2011 Redaktion
For ages, the European capital city of Brussels belonged to the organic diaspora

Sequoia opens third organic supermarket in Brussels

International_EN Belgium

01.11.2010 Redaktion
With their new store concept, the trio who own Sequoia are set to test a model that can replicated elsewhere

New shop format planned in Belgium

International_EN Belgium

19.02.2010 Redaktion
The owners of Sequoia have developed a shop concept that can be replicated anywhere in the country

Ecover supplies 26 countries with washing powder and cleaning materials

International_EN Belgium

26.01.2009 Redaktion
With growth rates of 20 % a year, Ecover’s footprint is covering more and more countries across the world

Amanprana: success with red palm oil

International_EN Belgium

15.01.2009 Redaktion
Bart Maes has in less than five years created a company marketing health-promoting oils and fats

Origin’O: New retail project in Brussels

International_EN Belgium

12.02.2008 Redaktion

Origin’O started with three shops in March 2006 in Belgium.

Restaurant chain converts to organic

International_EN Belgium

08.02.2008 Redaktion

The Belgian chain Le Pain Quotidien (Our Daily Bread) cultivates naturalness

Biomarché opens new distribution center

International_EN Belgium

15.10.2007 Redaktion

As a gateway to Northern Europe Biomarché, part of the Pro Natura group, opened on 2nd October 2007 a brand new facility at Nivelles in Belgium.


Origin’o: Modernisation Concept For Outdated Wholefood Stores in Belgium

International_EN Belgium

27.04.2006 Redaktion

Origin’o started up on 24 March 2006 with three existing shops and a new organic supermarket in Ghent in Belgium.

Organic shops in the Netherlands and Belgium advancing

International_EN Belgium

22.02.2006 Redaktion

Since 2003 the organic specialty shop in the Netherlands and Belgium has gradually gained ground again as regards organic food sales via the supermarket.