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A look at Germany’s top organic retailers

A look at Germany’s top organic retailers
Wed, 30/08/17 - 09:00
By Annemarie Kruse


According to data by EHI Retail Institute, the organic food market in Germany was worth 9,48 billion Euro in 2016. Over half of this turnover - 5,45 billion Euro - was generated by sales of organic products in the conventional supermarket channel. No other European count
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Next Organic Startup Awards 2017

Next Organic Startup Awards 2017
Sun, 30/07/17 - 17:00
By Annemarie Kruse


Every year, trade show company Next Organic organizes a unique start-up competition: Organic and sustainable food or retail start-ups from Germany or Austria can submit their product innovation or brand concept to a jury. And the winning entries receive a broad range of
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Kitchen Beauty: Mixing it up

Kitchen Beauty: Mixing it up
Wed, 25/01/17 - 10:00
By Annemarie Kruse


One of the most interesting product trends in the natural Cosmetics and Toiletries (C&T) market now is “do it yourself” (DIY) beauty: customising face creams, body lotions, bath additives or shampoos to match individual skin care requirements. The popular
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US natural beauty market trending strongly

US natural beauty market trending strongly
Wed, 25/01/17 - 00:24
By Annemarie Kruse


The natural beauty sector in the US is booming. Research company SPINS said the market for natural and organic cosmetics clocked up turnover of 1.9bn USD for the 52 weeks ending September 2016, an increase of 11.8%. And although organic products only account for a small
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Fair trade thriving in Germany

Fair trade thriving in Germany
Tue, 24/01/17 - 07:00
By Annemarie Kruse


The fair trade sector in Germany is flourishing: the two big industry associations Forum Fairer Handel and TransFair have both announced double-digit growth for fairly traded and ethically manufactured products in 2015. According to industry association Forum Fairer Hand
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Beyorg: Selling organic beauty in Hong Kong

Beyorg: Selling organic beauty in Hong Kong
Thu, 14/07/16 - 08:04
By Annemarie Kruse


In Asia organic beauty is a luxury sector – and nowhere more so than in Hong Kong, one of Asia’s most popular retail destinations. And although retail sales in Hong Kong have slumped in recent months, a development, which can be traced back to the slowing ec
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NOPE celebrates its 20th anniversary

NOPE celebrates its 20th anniversary
Wed, 15/06/16 - 07:30
By Annemarie Kruse


From 17th-18th April 2016, Natural & Organic Products Europe trade show celebrated its 20th anniversary in London’s ExCel’s Docklands trade show centre. It has been the largest edition since its inception. According to organizers Diverse Communications,
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Asian markets show high growth

Asian markets show high growth
Tue, 14/06/16 - 05:10
By Annemarie Kruse


The international market for organic food and lifestyle products is booming. In the East Asian markets in particular, the demand for organic food has been growing strongly. And while Japan is probably the biggest organic food market in the region, Korea has been catchin
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NaturkosmetikCamp: First organic beauty BarCamp in German-speaking Europe

NaturkosmetikCamp: First organic beauty BarCamp in German-speaking Europe
Wed, 24/02/16 - 13:53
By Annemarie Kruse


The BarCamp format was first developed in the IT and tech scene around ten years ago. However, over the past few years, this type of conference has become so popular that BarCamps are now organised in a wide range of industry sectors. BarCamps are also called “no
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Vivaness 2016: Bigger and better than ever

Vivaness 2016: Bigger and better than ever
Wed, 24/02/16 - 13:47
By Annemarie Kruse


The international organic beauty trade fair VIVANESS celebrated its 10th anniversary with a spectacular performance: 245 exhibitors from 33 countries, a 20% increase compared to 2015. The number of international exhibitors rose sharply, growing 20.8% to 162 companies (201
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Fair Squared: Ethical beauty to the power of four

Fair Squared: Ethical beauty to the power of four
Mon, 01/02/16 - 15:39
By Annemarie Kruse


Ethical beauty is trending strongly: Many beauty brands carry at least one ethical certification, usually an organic seal or a vegan certificate. Often, a product will feature both seals although few companies offer more than two different certifications. However, there
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Leading the pack: Insect farming consultancy Tiny Farms

Leading the pack: Insect farming consultancy Tiny Farms
Sat, 30/01/16 - 12:55
By Annemarie Kruse


Over the last five years, the edible insects market in the US has been growing strongly. And this is no surprise: according to a 2014 report by research consultancy New Nutrition Business, the edible insect industry is projected to reach a turnover worth 360 million USD b
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Organic Cosmetics: The Thorny Road to EU-Wide Certification

Organic Cosmetics: The Thorny Road to EU-Wide Certification
Fri, 29/01/16
By Annemarie Kruse


Organic beauty is growing strongly, not just in Europe but also in the US and Asia. And because green beauty is trendy, more and more conventional cosmetics manufacturers are jumping on the organic bandwagon. As a result, green-washing has become a major problem for the i
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Entomophagy could feed the world

Entomophagy could feed the world
Wed, 27/01/16 - 12:58
By Annemarie Kruse


In around 80% of the world, edible insects are an established part of the local cuisine. In Thailand and Cambodia you can buy bags of deep-fried, seasoned or toasted grasshoppers, crickets or beetles on any street food market; Colombian fried and salted big-butt ants co
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Berlin welcomes the natural cosmetics sector

Berlin welcomes the natural cosmetics sector
Tue, 01/12/15 - 12:52
By Annemarie Kruse


On 6th and 7th October 2015, the annual Natural Cosmetics Conference (Naturkosmetik Branchenkongress) took place in Berlin. Organised by Naturkosmetikverlag together with Messe Nürnberg, the Branchenkongress has become one of the most important dates on the calenda
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Chia wave hits Japan

Chia wave hits Japan
Tue, 01/12/15 - 05:28
By Annemarie Kruse


Chia seeds and other superfoods have finally reached Japan. Over the last six months, some of the larger domestic supermarket chains and organic specialty stores have added superfood products, such as chia seeds, coconut oil, wheatgrass, acai berry and maca powder, to t
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Veganz: at full steam

Veganz: at full steam
Wed, 02/09/15 - 11:40
By Annemarie Kruse


Veganism continues to be one of the major influences in the European organic industry. In Germany especially, vegan food is trending very strongly. In the country’s capital veganism has already become part of the mainstream. No other city in Germany has so many vega
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Berlin’s Natural Cosmetics Conference heralds Vivaness’ 10th anniversary

Berlin’s Natural Cosmetics Conference heralds Vivaness’ 10th anniversary
Tue, 01/09/15 - 10:56
By Annemarie Kruse


In 2016, Vivaness is celebrating its 10thanniversary, and organizer NürnbergMesse is planning some special activities. Germany is the biggest organic beauty market in Europe. No other country has so many organic beauty brands in different price ranges or such a wid
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Sustainable Cleaning Products Summit debuts in Paris

Sustainable Cleaning Products Summit debuts in Paris
Tue, 01/09/15 - 07:55
By Annemarie Kruse


The worldwide trend towards organic products and a green lifestyle is also influencing the home care market. However, although this sector has been growing in recent years, it is still lagging behind other organic consumer goods categories such as cosmetics or food. Thi
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US and Switzerland sign organic equivalency agreement

US and Switzerland sign organic equivalency agreement
Fri, 28/08/15 - 10:36
By Annemarie Kruse


On 9th July 2015 Switzerland and the US signed an organic equivalency agreement. The new trade pact will facilitate the import and export of organic products between both countries. Under the terms of the agreement, US products that carry a regional organic certificati
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Baobab – superfood with a social conscience

Baobab – superfood with a social conscience
Thu, 27/08/15 - 11:20
By Annemarie Kruse


One of the latest superfoods to hit the organic food industry is baobab. The baobab tree (its generic name is Adansonia, after the French botanist Michel Adanson) is often called “monkey bread tree” since monkeys are said to consume its fruit. Another name fo
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Expo East and BIOFACH America attract more new exhibitors than ever

Expo East and BIOFACH America attract more new exhibitors than ever
Thu, 20/08/15 - 10:27
By Annemarie Kruse


BIOFACH America – All Things Organic returns to Baltimore, Philadelphia, September 17th-19th. Once again, the event will be held in conjunction with Natural Products Expo East, the largest natural trade show for the region organized by US trade show company New Hop
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Asia: A look at organic and natural C&T markets

Asia: A look at organic and natural C&T markets
Mon, 27/07/15 - 14:11
By Annemarie Kruse


Natural and organic cosmetics in East Asia are booming. According to a recent report by Organic Monitor, the Asian countries are amongst the fastest growing organic markets worldwide. And China is the biggest regional market. The country has a strong and affluent middl
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Snail cosmetics leave a trail at Vivaness

Snail cosmetics leave a trail at Vivaness
Sat, 27/06/15 - 12:57
By Annemarie Kruse


Snail based cosmetics by Italian firm BioearthSnail mucus, believed to have superior skin-repairing properties is commonly used in Asian cosmetics. European consumers, however, tend to react squeamishly when confronted with the slime of helix aspersa. Snail secretion, pr
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certifiedFood : Only sustainable ingredients

certifiedFood : Only sustainable ingredients
Thu, 25/06/15 - 18:23
By Annemarie Kruse


A new international B2B trade event focusing on organic, ethical and innovative non-synthetic ingredients will launch in the German city of Hamburg on 25th and 26th November 2015. certifiedFood is providing a new business platform for suppliers, manufacturers and traders
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Veganz: Heading forward

Veganz: Heading forward
Sat, 30/12/99
By Annemarie Kruse


The Veganz brand offers highquality vegan products in attractive packaging Europe's leading vegan supermarket retailer Veganz is stepping up its European expansion this year. The company has signed distribution agreements with the Austrian Spar chain and the Swiss superma
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