Trade Supermarkets13.11.2018 Kai Kreuzer
In 2017, France generated organic sales of around 8.3 bn euros. However, as conventional retailers are pushing their organic growth, the specialist trade is being threatened. But new trends also create new opportunities.
Trade Supermarkets08.08.2018 Editor
After the successful approval by the Chilean congress and the initiative of new state president Sebastián Piñera, Chile has now banned plastic bags as the first country in Latin America.
Trade Supermarkets16.07.2018 Leo Frühschütz
Leading food retailers from Germany and Austria such as Edeka, Lidl, Rewe and SPAR have appealed to the EU Commission to make the procedures of new genetic engineering subject to EU genetic engineering law.
Trade Supermarkets29.06.2018 Editor
The human rights organisation Oxfam has compiled numerous examples of human and labour rights violations in the supply chains of the major supermarket operators in Germany, the Netherlands, Great Britain and the USA. Aldi, Lidl, Edeka and Rewe performed particularly poorly.
Trade Supermarkets01.05.2018 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%.
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.
Trade Supermarkets20.02.2018 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.
Trade Supermarkets18.01.2018 Editor
Last year again, the environmental organisation Greenpeace examined the range of the nine largest Austrian supermarkets. By the end of 2017, Merkur was voted "Supermarket of the Year" for the second time in a row.
Trade Supermarkets09.01.2018 Editor
The Spanish retailer Carrefour plans to draw more of their customer’s attention to organic products. The company will place organic goods vantaged areas in 35 of its shopping centers in Andalusia in order to support its latest advertisement campaign.
Trade Supermarkets16.10.2017 Editor
According to a report by EURACTIV, more consumers are getting aware of pesticides’ risks for health as well as the environment and decide to eat organic food. So, the supermarkets’ organic food sales are increasing. Since 2007, sales of organic have multiplied by 3.5 and reached 7.15bn Euro in 2016. Further, with making up 42% of all sales during last year, supermarkets are the greatest retailers of organic food.
Trade Supermarkets26.01.2017 Editor
In a current statement the German firm Veganz GmbH explains that it did not declare insolvency (we reported earlier) but is restructuring the retail stores and focusing on the core business.
Trade Supermarkets24.01.2017 Editor
In December, the supermarket chain Veganz reported its self-administered insolvency. As the Lebensmittelzeitung (LZ) states, its network of stores is going to be radically slimmed down.
Trade Supermarkets22.08.2016 Redaktion
Americans are buying more organic fruits and vegetables than ever. According to The Produce News, sales have increased by more than 25 percent since 2011.
Trade Supermarkets19.08.2016 Redaktion
In Slovakia the massive use of plastic bags poses a problem to the fulfilment of EU waste-regulations.
Trade Supermarkets17.08.2016 Redaktion
Just recently, Aldi announced they would ban Neonicotinoids. However, they are going a step further by going organic too.
Trade Supermarkets19.05.2016 Editor
Whole Foods Market is opening its first 365 store in Los Angeles on the 25th of May, ushering in a new lower-priced concept designed to attract new shoppers.
Trade Supermarkets17.05.2016 Editor
Overall, Wal-Mart has been battling slow-growing sales and a shift to online shopping. It recently closed more than 150 U.S. stores.
Trade Supermarkets13.04.2016 Editor
Organic food and beverages market in Europe set to reach USD 39.04 billion by 2020, posting a CAGR of close to 7%, according to the latest market study released by Technavio.
Trade Supermarkets05.04.2016 Editor
A Care2 petition, which was signed by over 90 000 people, has led to Monsanto’s RoundUp herbicide being removed from Waitrose stores across the UK.
Trade Supermarkets01.04.2016 Editor
French organic retailer committed to supporting organic farming and responsible consumption Biocoop has ended 2015 with a 17% increase in turnover, to 768 million Euros and 383 stores, according to Retail Analysis.
Trade Supermarkets03.03.2016 Kai Kreuzer
“Compared with a year ago, there has been a huge fall in the exchange rate of the rouble against the euro with the result that imported goods are now much more expensive,” says Tanya Lebedeva. She is the founder and CEO of LookBio, an important publisher of both a printed and an internet magazine for consumers and professionals in Russia. Tanya gives an overview of the problems for the organic sector.
The Berlin organic supermarket chain and market leader of the region Berlin-Brandenburg Bio Company increased its turnover 2015 by 17.5% to €134m. The chain is planning to increase its network of stores in 2016 to over 50 and to expand its network of regional partner firms.
Trade Supermarkets29.01.2016 Editor
Last full-year sales Carrefour generated 86.3 billion Euros and +3.0% on an organic basis.
Trade Supermarkets10.11.2015 Kai Kreuzer
The first organic supermarket with the Greek name GAIA (Mother Earth) begins the roll-out across the whole of Switzerland. The flagship store is located in a busy street three kilometres north-west of downtown Zurich.
Trade Supermarkets27.10.2015 Kai Kreuzer
The organic chain Eau Vive was founded by Didier Cotte in 1979 and up to now its growth had been moderate. But everything has changed this year with the addition of six new stores that increased its tally from 32 to 38.