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Winter 2014

EU policy day at BioFach: Commission proposal for a new organic regulation

EU policy day at BioFach: Commission proposal for a new organic regulation
Sat, 24/01/15 - 10:13
By O.W.N News Network


Organized by IFOAM EU in cooperation with BioFach, the “Policy Day” will take place on February 11 from 15:00 to 18:00 in the St. Petersburg room at the fairgrounds. Key policy makers and representatives of the organic movement in Europe will gather to discuss
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Casino expands in Middle East, Carrefour improves price positioning

Casino expands in Middle East, Carrefour improves price positioning
Wed, 07/01/15 - 16:37
By O.W.N News Network


The Casino Group has announced it is stepping up its 110-store-strong presence in the North Africa and Middle East regions, which offer major growth potential. The Group is pursuing its expansion in the Middle East by opening a Géant hypermarket in Yas Mall, Abu D
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Sales jump 24% for UNFI, C&S Wholesale Grocers bulk up

Sales jump 24% for UNFI, C&S Wholesale Grocers bulk up
Wed, 07/01/15 - 16:27
By O.W.N News Network


United Natural Foods, Inc. the USA’s leading independent national distributor of natural, organic and specialty foods reported that first quarter net sales jumped 24.4% to $1.99 billion compared to $1.60 billion for the same period last fiscal year. And hot on the
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Vegan, free-from, new products expand organics at BIOFACH

Vegan, free-from, new products expand organics at BIOFACH
Wed, 07/01/15 - 16:05
By O.W.N News Network


The whole sector meets at BIOFACH 2015, the World’s leading Trade Fair for Organic Food in the Exhibition Centre, Nuremberg from 11–14 February 2015, where the world’s most important innovations in trend and niche markets are presented in one place, whil
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Speciality food trends on show at 40th Winter Fancy Food Show

Speciality food trends on show at 40th Winter Fancy Food Show
Wed, 07/01/15 - 15:55


The U.S. West Coast’s largest specialty food and beverage trade show, the 40th Winter Fancy Food Show, returns to the Moscone Center, San Francisco from Sunday, January 11 to Tuesday, January 13, 2015. Retailers and buyers can discover 80,000 on-trend and best-in-c
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Summit explores new horizons for eco-labels and sustainability

Summit explores new horizons for eco-labels and sustainability
Wed, 07/01/15 - 15:52


For the fifth consecutive year, the North American edition of the Sustainable Foods Summit will be hosted in San Francisco, while organiser Organic Monitor has announced that it will be followed by a new Natural Cosmetics Masterclass, hosted in San Francisco on 23rd Janua
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Support for organic sector demands over new organic regulation

Support for organic sector demands over new organic regulation
Wed, 07/01/15 - 15:48


The IFOAM EU Group has continued to stand its ground against proposals from the EU Commission and pushed for new organic regulations that build on existing organic regulations across Europe. EU Agriculture Ministers endorsed a non-binding report summarising the progress
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OTA refutes certification questions; win over conventional levies?

OTA refutes certification questions; win over conventional levies?
Wed, 07/01/15 - 15:46


The Organic Trade Association has applauded the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s announcement in December of a proposed rule to exempt more organic farmers and handlers from paying into conventional commodity check-off programs (or industry and promotional levies),
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U.S. Dark Act to deny GMO labelling, Oregon fight over ballot

U.S. Dark Act to deny GMO labelling, Oregon fight over ballot
Wed, 07/01/15 - 14:51


The GMO labelling movement in the U.S. has been dealt several blows, one over the failure to count 4,600 voters during the Oregon GMO labelling initiative, while a bill before the U.S. Congress dubbed ‘the Dark Act’ that may pre-empt states from enacting label
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Promens packaging company acquired by RPC Group

Promens packaging company acquired by RPC Group
Wed, 07/01/15 - 14:38


British plastic packaging supplier RPC Group Plc will acquire Iceland-based plastic products maker Promens Group AS for 386 million euros (306.73 million pounds) to strengthen its position in Europe and help satisfy its increasing need for polymer. The company said it wo
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