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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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New Nordic introduces first organic fish oil

New Nordic introduces first organic fish oil
Tue, 01/09/15 - 11:14
By Joseph Unger, Ditte Christina Lustrup


Scandinavian-based New Nordic has begun selling the first organic fish oil capsule in the world this year. Produced in Denmark, it was first launched in that country in March under the brand Dansk Ørred™ and as Nordic Fish Oil™ elsewhere. Karl Kristia
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More international exhibitors at Natexpo, top organic French fair

More international exhibitors at Natexpo, top organic French fair
Tue, 01/09/15 - 11:10
By Warren Beaumont


The French bi-annual event for organic and ecological products returns to Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre this October 18-20th. Natexpo is an excellent way of entering the French market, and it also provides French professionals with a window on the world for th
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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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Choices Market bulks up in Vancouver to move to 10 stores

Choices Market bulks up in Vancouver to move to 10 stores
Tue, 01/09/15 - 10:45
By O.W.N News Network


Vancouver and BC’s largest natural and organic grocer Choices Market’s is set to reach 10 stores following the opening of a new store at Glenlyon Parkway at Marine way in Burnaby in July, its 9th store. The local retailer has a new store planned for Abbotsford
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Barbados hosts first Green Summit

Barbados hosts first Green Summit
Tue, 01/09/15 - 10:17
By Adriana Michael


Barbados will host its first Green Summit on September 3rd at the Foursquare Rum Distillery and Heritage Park. The event is an attempt to connect the green business community with the government and agencies involved in sustainable projects on the island. The tiny paradi
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Botanical Council says echinacea preparation effective in early flu cases

Botanical Council says echinacea preparation effective in early flu cases
Tue, 01/09/15 - 07:58
By O.W.N News Network


New clinical research suggests that an herbal medicinal product containing a proprietary combination of a concentrated echinacea herb and root extract is as effective as the conventional antiviral medicine oseltamivir (Tamiflu®) in the early treatment of influenza.
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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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More foods with added value at Expoalimentaria 2015

More foods with added value at Expoalimentaria 2015
Mon, 31/08/15 - 10:14
By Pablo Pérez Álvarez


Expoalimentaria 2015, held 26-28 August in Lima, was again a world showcase for the latest trends of ethnic, organic and gourmet foods and superfoods from the Andean region and Latin America in general. Purple corn chips with quinoa, chia and sesame seeds, chocolate wit
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New CODEX standard for quinoa proposed

New CODEX standard for quinoa proposed
Sun, 30/08/15 - 10:09
By O.W.N News Network


Work on a new globally accepted standard is set to commence for the versatile Andean grain quinoa, which is known for its high nutritional content, after the US and Bolivia gained the go ahead to develop a new international standard, which is expected to take four years
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Ahold, Delhaize merger to tackle US market

Ahold, Delhaize merger to tackle US market
Sun, 30/08/15 - 08:07
By O.W.N News Network


The Netherlands’ major grocer Ahold has agreed to buy Belgian rival Delhaize in a 25 billion-euro ($28 billion) deal that will create Europe’s biggest listed food retailer by market capitalisation and one of the biggest food retailers in the United States, a
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Canadian organic firms scale up with acquisitions of organic, natural brands

Canadian organic firms scale up with acquisitions of organic, natural brands
Sat, 29/08/15 - 11:55
By Warren Beaumont


Vancouver, British Columbia-based organic foods manufacturer Nature’s Path Foods has acquired the Country Choice Organic brand from New Century Holdings, Inc., a subsidiary of Grain Millers, Inc. adding 18 Country Choice’s products that include canister oats
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Colombia could become a leading player in the organic sector

Colombia could become a leading player in the organic sector
Sat, 29/08/15 - 11:04
By Adriana Michael


Increased demand for produce free from synthetic pesticides and fertilizers in export markets is attracting Colombian food entrepreneurs and exporters to re-think farming practices. Seeking natural fertilizers, biological pest control, more crop rotation and even organi
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A.S. Watson opens health & beauty flagship store in Hong Kong

A.S. Watson opens health & beauty flagship store in Hong Kong
Sat, 29/08/15 - 08:12
By Warren Beaumont


A.S. Watson Group has reached a new milestone with the opening of its flagship Watsons store on Yun Ping Road in Causeway Bay, marking the Group’s 12,000th retail store in the world. Spanning over three storeys and covering an area of over 8,000 sq. ft., this new
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UHTCO’s high quality Peruvian ‘superfoods’ launch into north Asia

UHTCO’s high quality Peruvian ‘superfoods’ launch into north Asia
Fri, 28/08/15 - 11:00
By Warren Beaumont


UHTCO, a Canadian supplier of high quality, nutritious natural health and food ingredients and supplements known as ‘superfoods’ from Peru that includes its own brands of natural and certified organic products, has officially launched into Hong Kong and Chin
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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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Going local is the new Global

Going local is the new Global
Fri, 28/08/15 - 09:58
By Cíntia Taylor


The Internet has given us access to the world. It has brought us in touch with those across the globe, it has told us about places far away, it has shown us new experiences. But now it is facilitating our return to going local. The communication is somehow different, b
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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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US consumers see organics as healthier, but labelling is perceived as an “excuse to charge more”

US consumers see organics as healthier, but labelling is perceived as an “excuse to charge more”
Thu, 27/08/15 - 10:33
By Warren Beaumont


New research from Mintel found that while organics would seem tailor-made for shoppers seeking foods and beverages that are healthier for them, their families and the planet, many Americans perceive that the organic label is an excuse to sell products at a premium. The
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The bumpy way towards sustainable packaging

The bumpy way towards sustainable packaging
Thu, 27/08/15 - 09:51
By Cíntia Taylor


As supermarket shelves become fuller with a larger offering of foods and beverages, the importance of the right packaging increases as well. They must stand out from the competition while conveying a number of messages: the content, the product’s image, its principl
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A look at North American Restaurant & Catering Wholesalers

A look at North American Restaurant & Catering Wholesalers
Thu, 27/08/15 - 09:46
By Warren Beaumont


Retail sales of organic and natural food and beverages in the US, is growing strongly, reaching $35.9 billion in 2014, an 11 per cent rise on the previous year (OTA survey). While organic foodservice is currently not a large market, it is also growing with more foodser
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National Co+op Grocers signs 6-year deal with UNFI

National Co+op Grocers signs 6-year deal with UNFI
Thu, 27/08/15 - 08:36
By Warren Beaumont


National Co+op Grocers (NCG), a business services cooperative for retail food co-ops located throughout the United States that includes leading natural and organic stores, announced that it reached agreement on a multi-year purchasing contract that names United Natural
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EWG identifies 12 cancer causing chemicals

EWG identifies 12 cancer causing chemicals
Wed, 26/08/15 - 11:23
By Warren Beaumont


US non-profit, human health and environment advocacy group the Environmental Working Group (EWG) has released its EWG’s Dirty Dozen; Cancer prevention Edition, its latest consumer guide that highlights 12 of the worst chemicals that are known to disrupt cancer-rel
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Australia’s new Naturally Good Expo backed by exhibitors

Australia’s new Naturally Good Expo backed by exhibitors
Wed, 26/08/15 - 10:48
By Warren Beaumont


Exhibitors at the Naturally Good Expo, Australia’s newest trade show aimed at the natural and organic market, has been welcomed as a success, after the failure of previous organic and sustainable shows. Held in Sydney 3-4 May, the Naturally Good Expo was Australia
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Restaurants and caterers pushed for healthier menus

Restaurants and caterers pushed for healthier menus
Wed, 26/08/15 - 09:41
By Warren Beaumont


US foodservice wholesalers servicing restaurant & catering markets, restaurants, event caterers and retail foodservice at mainstream supermarkets and specialist wholefood and organic retailers are just some of the ‘catering’ channels where there is incre
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Kroger’s King Soopers launches e-commerce for natural & organic

Kroger’s King Soopers launches e-commerce for natural & organic
Wed, 26/08/15 - 08:39
By O.W.N News Network


Kroger’s King Soopers division has launched in Denver, Colorado in June, a new natural and organic product. It is an e-Commerce shopping service called KingSoopers.com/LiveNaturally, open to King Soopers customers who live in and around the Denver metro area, offe
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More international organics boost Natural Products Scandinavia

More international organics boost Natural Products Scandinavia
Tue, 25/08/15 - 11:49
By O.W.N News Network


Taking place on 1-2 November in Malmö, Sweden, Natural Products Scandinavia will boast exhibiting companies from 27 different countries. Returning pavilions include KRAV (Sweden), Organic Denmark, Menigo (Sweden), Soil Association Certification (UK), Agrarmarkt Aus
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Birch Water: Tapping into the Power of the Birch Tree

Birch Water: Tapping into the Power of the Birch Tree
Tue, 25/08/15 - 11:46
By Ditte Lustrup, Joseph Unger


Throughout history, birch trees have served regional cultures with wood, medicine, and paper. Now the sap is becoming a favorite health drink known as birch water. Sealand Birk, the Danish company, founded in 2011 by Lars Poulsen, has increased production from 300,000
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Could Chufa Be the New Quinoa?

Could Chufa Be the New Quinoa?
Tue, 25/08/15 - 11:43
By Ditte Lustrup


Though chufa, also named tiger nut, is still a fairly new superfood on the health-food scene, Nordic Chufa hopes that it will become just as popular and well known as quinoa. Maria José Perez and Liz Christiansen founded Nordic Chufa in 2013 with the mission of b
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Chia World

Chia World
Tue, 25/08/15 - 10:22
By O.W.N News Network


Introducing a new feature with all news related to chia, the tiny slavia hispanica white and black seed. If you are a chia producer, processor or trader and would like to contribute to CHIA WORLD please contact wbeaumont@organicwellnessnews.com Organic & Wellness N
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Speciality gourmet supermarkets grow to top $18 billion in sales

Speciality gourmet supermarkets grow to top $18 billion in sales
Tue, 25/08/15 - 08:54
By Warren Beaumont


Led by high profile retailers such as The Fresh Market and Mariano’s, Specialty Gourmet supermarkets are making headway, now representing over $18 billion in sales, according to new data from information provider for the Natural, Organic and Specialty Products Ind
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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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Happy Tree: The coconut water from the north

Happy Tree: The coconut water from the north
Sat, 15/08/15 - 11:32
By Adriana Michael


Naturally flavored bottled waters continue to be the craze with consumers who are consistently looking for the next best thing promoting health and well-being. The bottled water industry is a $13 billion business where everyone on the Who’s Who list of beverage p
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E.Leclerc, REWE strategic alliance to develop organics

E.Leclerc, REWE strategic alliance to develop organics
Sat, 15/08/15 - 08:18
By O.W.N News Network


French retailer E.Leclerc and the German REWE Group have decided to establish a strategic alliance expected to be effective in early 2016, announced by the CEOs of the two companies, Michel-Edouard Leclerc and Alain Caparros, in June, 2015. The two companies have agree
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