Trade Trade11.12.2017 Editor
The world´s biggest retailer Walmart has some important tasks on its agenda for 2018. According to media reports Walmart plans to grow sales by 3 % and reinvest $ 11 billion. Most of the investment goes into e-commerce.
Trade Trade07.12.2017 Editor
All organic agricultural products marketed in Chile or abroad will carry the new Chilean organic label in future.
Trade Trade29.11.2017 Editor
Catalonia concentrates 25.7% of manufacturing operators, 36.1% of importers, 39.13% of exporters and 26.01% of organic sector marketers throughout the state, says the statistics of the organic production in Spain 2016.
Trade Trade28.11.2017 Editor
4724 attendees from across the world visited the Natural Products Scandinavia & the Nordic Organic Food Fair last week at MalmöMässan in Sweden.
Trade Trade28.11.2017 Editor
Asia is showing some of the highest growth in the global organic food market. New research by Ecovia Intelligence shows that some Asian country markets are reporting double-digit growth rates, with regional sales poised to reach US $10 billion in the coming years.
Trade Trade27.11.2017 Editor
Amazon has started to sell tech products and gifts at selected Whole Foods Market stores. The online giant has also announced additional discounts on Whole Foods prices to members of its Prime membership service.
Trade Trade20.11.2017 Editor
On the 8th of November 2017, the first Auchanbio store opened in Lille, Northern France. The new organic retail store of the company Auchan Retail France offers 4,200 organic products on a sales area of 450 sqm.
Trade Trade14.11.2017 Jochen Bettzieche
The weather and rising demand are driving up the price of vanilla pods. The spice is not yet worth its weight in gold, but a kilo is currently much more expensive than silver. A natural substitute doesn't exist, and quickly raising production levels is not an option.
Trade Trade18.10.2017 Editor
Last week, the Council of the European Union has adopted a resolution concerning the agreement on trade in organic products between the European Union and the Republic of Chile.
Trade Trade16.10.2017 Editor
In the first half of 2017, the increase of organic food and beverage is 7-8%, a value increase of SEK 1 billion (105 mn €) over six months. That is the result of Ekoweb´s interim report.
Trade Trade10.10.2017 Katrin Muhl
The strike of tea pickers in the famous tea growing region Darjeeling in the Indian state of West Bengal has come to an end after 104 days. Organic quality tea from Darjeeling is highly regarded all over the world. We asked organic tea firms about the impact the strike is having. Many organic tea manufacturers have sufficient stocks for 2017. But the fact is that bottlenecks in supply could continue into next year and also that the strike has caused great financial damage. Impressions from Darjeeling and a video interview with tea garden owner Gautam Mohan.
Trade Trade10.10.2017 Editor
The illegal cultivation of GM soya beans in Mexico poses a threat to the livelihood of the indigenous Mayan beekeepers on the Yucatan peninsula. Mexican delegation seeks supporters in Germany – visit to Naturland.
Trade Trade02.10.2017 Editor
Arla Foods has launched its first branded organic milk in the Middle East: Arla Organic® Milk is now available in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The Middle East is the company's biggest strategic growth market outside Europe.
Trade Trade22.09.2017 Editor
Canadian Organic Trade Association (COTA) reports that 66% Canadian consumers spend at least some of their weekly grocery budget on organic items. This is a 10% increase from a year ago.
Trade Trade22.09.2017 Editor
United Natural Foods Inc (UNFI) gets the commitment of Amazon and Whole Foods for their contracts till 2025. One of the biggest US-distributors reports about an increase of 9.5% in the fiscal year, which ended July 29.
Trade Trade19.09.2017 Editor
The Asian organic market will witness 10% annual growth till 2020, largely owing to an increasing ageing population with greater life expectancy than before, as well as, widespread food safety concerns due to a slew of food scandals that have come to light in recent years.
This article was first published in the magazine Pure&Eco India and can be published in www.organic-market.info due to a fruitful cooperation of our magazines.
Trade Trade08.09.2017 Editor
As the seventh member of the BIOFACH-family, the new BIOFACH SOUTHEAST ASIA fair will open its doors from 12th – 15th July 2018 at the IMPACT Exhibition Center in Nonthaburi, Bangkok.
Trade Trade31.08.2017 Editor
Since 28 August, Amazon is the owner of Whole Foods. Several media report about massive price reductions on the first day of the new ownership and that this could strain the organic supply chain.
Trade Trade30.08.2017 Editor
Mintel market research analysed in a recent report that 21% of the consumers agree that organic foods are worth the extra cost. Nearly 40% purchase half of their grocery organic.
Trade Trade25.08.2017 Editor
Apples, mangos, avocados and lemons: sourcing organic fruit from reliable suppliers – that was the idea of the founders of BioTropic- Hubert Bois Naturkost, Naturkost Elkershausen and Terra Naturkost. This year, BioTropic is celebrating its 20th anniversary.
Trade Trade15.08.2017 Editor
During the first half of 2017, German households have bought more organic food items again. German customers have spent a total of 7.5 per cent more money on fresh organic groceries. Even the amount of sold products in general has grown by 6.1 per cent.
Trade Trade08.08.2017 Editor
Tracing the movement of goods in the organic sector both within the EU and worldwide leaves much to be desired. Even with the EU's new electronic certification system TRACES (Trade Control & Export System) optimum traceability can't be achieved.
Trade Trade04.08.2017 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.
Trade Trade03.08.2017 Editor
The study „True Cost Accounting in Farming and Finance”, commissioned by the Dutch company Eosta, calculated the actual cost of producing food - an undertaking praised by Prince Charles.
Trade Trade28.07.2017 Editor
As the University of Hohenheim reports, the EU Commission has authorised new uses of the natural sweetener stevia. Hitherto only steviol glycoside, not the natural stevia leaves, was approved for use as a calorie-free sweetener in food and beverages.