Trade Chain Stores14.06.2016
Bees are buzzing and frogs are croaking in the grounds of the nature-based headquarters of Alnatura in Bickenbach (Hesse). And in the building belonging to one of the biggest organic companies in Germany there is much activity too. This where the “working partnership“ develops ideas for new brand products, a 3D online shop and concepts for the store of the future. Founder Götz Rehn sees this collective activity as an “experiment on the way to a social-organic model company“.
Trade Chain Stores29.03.2016 Kai Kreuzer
The organic market in France has been growing steadily for years. Turnover in the whole organic sector has now reached €5.5bn (preliminary estimate for 2015), which equates to growth of 10% compared with 2014. The number of companies in the organic industry, from organic farmers, processors and wholesalers to retailers, has risen to 42,216, a pleasing expansion of 7.2%.
Trade Chain Stores10.02.2016 Editor
In 2015 the dennree group achieved consolidated net turnover of €820m, 110 million more than in the previous year.
Trade Chain Stores09.02.2016
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 Chain Stores05.02.2016 Editor
The German Aldi supermarket chain, which has 1,500 stores in the U.S., is becoming a bigger challenge to organic supermarkets as it expands its selection.
Trade Chain Stores12.01.2016 Editor
Organic, responsible and sustainable products have come a great way during the past year. More supermarkets around the world has embraced organic culture and added sustainable products to their shelves.
Trade Chain Stores01.09.2015 Kai Kreuzer
Despite the existence of several successful network and franchise systems in the organic sector, Biocoop remains the biggest association of independent retailers in France. In 2014, turnover increased by 13.4 % to € 657m.
Trade Chain Stores15.07.2015 Kai Kreuzer
When it comes to the production and consumption of organics, Norway is one of the countries lagging behind in Europe. Further evidence is the fact that we can’t get up-to-date organic data about Norway – this most western of the Scandinavian countries and also one that is not a member of the EU.
Trade Chain Stores23.06.2015 Redaktion
Five organic farmers gave Whole Food’s co-CEO John Mackey a statement concerning the company’s new production rating system. Whole Foods has long used scales, like their numerical 1-5 meat ratings, to help consumers find the ideal point where price meets ethics.
Trade Chain Stores16.06.2015 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.
Trade Chain Stores21.04.2015 Kai Kreuzer
Poland’s biggest wholefood retailer, the Organic Farma Zdrowia Group, increased turnover in 2014 by 25 %, which equates to a 25 % rise in value from 52 million zloty (12.5 million euros) to over 65 million zloty (15.1 million euros). By implementing a franchise system, the company’s aim is to be operating 100 specialist wholefood stores avross the whole of Poland by the end of 2017.
Trade Chain Stores09.04.2015 Redaktion
The biggest wholefood retailer in Poland, the Organic Farma Group, increased its turnover by 25 % in 2014. It grew from 52 million zloty (€12.5m) to over 65 million zloty (€15.1m), which equates to a gain of 25 %.
Trade Chain Stores13.03.2015
In 2014, the German Bio Company continued to consolidate its position as the major organic supermarket operator and market leader in the Berlin‐Brandenburg region. Across the whole of Germany this Berlin chain is now among the top three in terms of the number of stores.
Trade Chain Stores05.03.2015
In the financial year 2014 – 40 years after it was founded in 1974 – the Dennree Group recorded consolidated net turnover of 710 million euros, which equated to an increase of 14 % compared with the year before.
Trade Chain Stores10.02.2015
Even after 30 years since it was founded Alnatura has once again impressed us all with a record result: in the last financial year 2013/2014 ending on 30 September 2014, the company’s turnover came to €689m net. Compared with the year before, this translates into a rise of 16 %.
Trade Chain Stores31.01.2015
The Dutch organic market has more or less doubled since 2008, and in 2013 it passed the billion euro mark. The organic organisation Bionext estimates the value of turnover to be 1.07 billion euros. Around 1,500 certified organic farms are operating in the Netherlands and 1,700 companies are active in the manufacturing and trading sector.
Trade Chain Stores17.11.2014 Redaktion
The number of organic farms in Latvia has tripled to around 3,470.
Trade Chain Stores23.10.2014 Redaktion
On 28 August 2014, SuperBiomarkt opened its fourth store in the Schadow-Arkaden in Düsseldorf.
Trade Chain Stores15.09.2014 Redaktion
Barnhouse aims to bring more customers into the shops in 15 cities.
Trade Chain Stores12.06.2014 Redaktion
This year, the Lübeck producer-consumer cooperative called EVG Landwege can look back on 15 successful years.
Trade Chain Stores24.02.2014 Redaktion
The first new store openings are on the horizon, with planning well underway.
Trade Chain Stores03.12.2013 Redaktion
Basic’s 28th organic supermarket opened in Rosenheim on 21 November 2013
Trade Chain Stores26.11.2013 Redaktion
Erik Does has been in the organic business for over 20 years
Trade Chain Stores22.11.2013 Redaktion
Alnatura is continuing on the path of sustainable growth
Trade Chain Stores04.11.2013 Redaktion
Biomarket is one of the leading organic wholesalers and retailers in Estonia