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Winter 2016

Sweden and Denmark share top organic market consumption

Sweden and Denmark share top organic market consumption
By Warren Beaumont


Sweden’s organic sales account for 9 percent of total sales value and are growing to share the lead with Denmark as the country with the world’s highest organic market share per the latest figures. Ekoweb reports that Swedish organic retail food sales incre
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A glance at the current taste of organics in the United States

A glance at the current taste of organics in the United States
Fri, 23/12/16 - 07:41
By Adriana Michael


Consumer demand for healthier foods and products that show transparency from field-to-table is bustling. Earlier this year, the Organic Trade Association’s (OTA’s) 2016 Organic Industry Survey revealed that in 2015 total sales of organic products reached a n
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Bolivian Chia Sector Proposes ‘Clean Chia’ Initiative

Bolivian Chia Sector Proposes ‘Clean Chia’ Initiative
Sat, 17/12/16 - 20:49
By Freek Jan Koekoek


At a well-attended meeting parallel to SIAL Paris in October, the Bolivian chia sector presented its vision to develop ‘clean chia.’ It also provided a production forecast. Bolivia has become one of the leading producers, along with Argentina and Paraguay, of
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Record attendance at Natural Products Scandinavia

Record attendance at Natural Products Scandinavia
Sat, 17/12/16 - 20:09
By Adriana Michael


The 5th edition of Natural Products Scandinavia and Nordic Organic Food Fair, celebrated at the MalmöMässan in Malmo, Sweden, November 16-17, enjoyed record attendance. Almost 5,000 industry visitors registered, 25% more than in 2015. They were attracted to th
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Hong Kong’s Impex Quality Products targets organic brands

Hong Kong’s Impex Quality Products targets organic brands
Fri, 16/12/16 - 20:24
By Warren Beaumont


The market for natural and organic products in Hong Kong is unique. It presents its challenges, but it also has some advantages. In the food sector, the supermarkets dominate 60 percent of the market. The Wellcome retailer, part of the Dairy Farm Group, and A.S Watson a
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Millennial parents driving US organic sales

Millennial parents driving US organic sales
Mon, 12/12/16 - 19:51
By O.W.N News Network


America’s 75 million Millennials are devouring organic and making sure their families are too. Parents in the 18 to 34-year-old age range are now the biggest group of organic buyers in America, helped by their growing awareness and trust of the organic label. Th
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Andean Grain expands into new markets

Andean Grain expands into new markets
Mon, 12/12/16 - 19:34
By Warren Beaumont


South American producer Andean Grain Products is expanding its organic & conventional chia into retail-ready products, helped by increasing demand for high-quality omega-3 products and vegetarian proteins. Warren Beaumont spoke with company co-founder Thomas Spillane
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Casino and DIA groups sign strategic alliance in purchasing, services

Casino and DIA groups sign strategic alliance in purchasing, services
Tue, 01/12/15 - 01:24
By Warren Beaumont


Group Casino of France has announced the creation of ICDC Services joint venture, with Spain’s DIA Group after the two supermarket and discount store groups decided to join forces internationally to boost their competitiveness relative to major suppliers of national
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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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Germany adopts legal vegan, vegetarian definition

Germany adopts legal vegan, vegetarian definition
Sat, 30/12/99
By O.W.N News Network


In Germany, more consumers seek out ‘raw’ and minimally processed plant-based food and beverages without chemicals, additives, and fillers. The European country has set to consolidate its status as one of the fastest growing vegan and vegetarian nations after
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