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Touring the Danish organic scene

Touring the Danish organic scene
Tue, 24/01/17 - 07:10
By Adriana Michael


After taking part in the Natural Products Scandinavia fair in Malmo, Sweden on 16-17 November last year, OWN visited Danish organic companies and retail shops to witness this remarkable land of history and its contrast of old buildings and traditions and a youthful attitu
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Export of Danish organics sets record for the tenth time

Export of Danish organics sets record for the tenth time
Tue, 24/01/17 - 07:06
By Adriana Michael


The export of Danish organic products has once again set a record, said Organic Denmark/Økologisk Landsforening in December. Exports from the smallest of the Scandinavian countries reached in 2015 approximately 270 million EUR, an increase of 15 percent compared to
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UK organic market shows continued growth

UK organic market shows continued growth
Wed, 15/06/16 - 07:25
By O.W.N News Network


The Natural & Organic Products Europe held in London April 17-18, confirms a sector showing positive growth in the UK, as revealed by the Soil Association’s 2016 Organic Market Report, launched on 23 February 2016. The UK organic market has experienced steady
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China ‘power retailer’ CRE boosts fiscal year sales

China ‘power retailer’ CRE boosts fiscal year sales
Sun, 24/05/15 - 18:24
By Warren Beaumont


China Resources Enterprise (CRE), which operates China’s second largest supermarket chain CR Vanguard, announced full year 2014 retail sales growth of 15.1% to HK$109.5bn, whilst reporting a loss of HK$1.4bn, down -285% on the previous year in a tougher trading envi
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Organic food in China set for huge growth

Organic food in China set for huge growth
Sun, 24/05/15 - 18:12
By Warren Beaumont


China is the world’s largest grocery market with the value of the organic food market estimated at US$7.8 billion to more than US$13 billion, while grocery market growth is expected to rise by 9% in 2014 to over 14% in 2020, according to IGD research. A market stud
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Netherlands concludes successful Country of the Year at BIOFACH

Netherlands concludes successful Country of the Year at BIOFACH
Thu, 05/03/15 - 13:31
By Warren Beaumont


The Netherlands was BIOFACH 2015 Country of the Year with Hall 5 showing off the amazing diversity and innovation of Dutch companies where you could source just about everything a manufacturer or retailer would need, organic, sustainable and fairly traded goods produced
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Experience Barbados …the organic way

Experience Barbados …the organic way
Tue, 03/02/15 - 17:30
By Adriana Michael


CPRIAfter 21 years since the last edition the Barbados Multinational Fair returned on November 15th with the theme of sustainability and the importance of commitment, voluntarism and cooperation to inspire the positive change we want to be. The event was celebrated at th
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Australian organics grows 15 per cent to $1.72 billion

Australian organics grows 15 per cent to $1.72 billion
Tue, 03/02/15 - 12:15
By Warren Beaumont


The biennial Australian Organic Market Report released in November 2014 reveals key categories are driving exceptional growth results, with new categories adding to the 15%+ growth in the Aud$1.72 billion industry since 2009. Australian Organic, Australia’s largest
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PERU leads as top tourism and culinary destination

PERU leads as top tourism and culinary destination
Tue, 03/02/15 - 10:42
By O.W.N News Network


Peru has become a famous tourist destination with unique attractions such as the amazing Machu Picchu ruins and the colonial city of Cuzco in the Andean highlands. People enjoy its stunning sandy beaches along the Pacific coastline and the Amazon rainforest in the north.
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Netherlands enjoys dynamic export growth for organic products

Netherlands enjoys dynamic export growth for organic products
Mon, 02/02/15 - 17:37
By Warren Beaumont


The export of organic products by Dutch companies increased by an impressive 9% in 2013 and 15% in total trade; according to a survey by The Netherland’s organic industry representative group Bionext. A global player, the country’s organic exports are mainly c
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Hong Kong: advantage for China entry and organic export opportunity

Hong Kong: advantage for China entry and organic export opportunity
Mon, 02/02/15 - 10:54
By Warren Beaumont


Customers at Metro Cash & CarryThe many food safety and food quality scares in recent years on the Chinese mainland have undermined consumer confidence in locally produced food and provide an opportunity for more imported certified organic foods and beverages. Where p
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Colombia celebrates 2nd international encounter of organic agriculture

Colombia celebrates 2nd international encounter of organic agriculture
Fri, 17/10/14 - 22:42
By O.W.N News Network


Under the auspices of the Bogota Chamber of Commerce CCB and FEDEORGANICOS, the Colombian federation of organic producers, processors, traders, organizations and end consumers the 2nd Encounter of National & International Organic Agriculture took place in Bogota, June
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Ecuador has strong presence at Sial Paris 2014

Ecuador has strong presence at Sial Paris 2014
Thu, 02/10/14 - 17:12
By Francisca Galvan


Ecuador will be participating this year at SIAL Paris, with 16 local companies displaying their high quality and innovative products, including quinoa, chia, organic banana chips, palm hearts, tuna, exotic sauces, pulps and non-traditional fruit juices. Following the rec
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Brazil to become a global organic food power

Brazil to become a global organic food power
Sat, 26/07/14 - 00:54
By Adriana Michael


Brazil is the fifth largest country in size, with a population of 199 million, and is the world’s sixth-largest economy with a GDP of around US$2.2 trillion. It is a member of the G20, the G7 and the BRICS countries. Over the past decade the South American nation h
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The Netherlands: Country of the Year at BIOFACH 2015

The Netherlands: Country of the Year at BIOFACH 2015
Wed, 25/06/14 - 21:32
By Warren Beaumont


During the 25th anniversary of BIOFACH, the World’s Leading Trade Fair for Organic Food and VIVANESS the International Trade Fair for Natural Personal Care running parallel 12-15 February, it was announced that the Netherlands will be the Country of the Year at next
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UK organic sector returns to growth

UK organic sector returns to growth
Wed, 25/06/14 - 21:26
By O.W.N News Network


The Soil Association’s annual Organic Market Report released on March 13 reveals that the organic sector has seen growth of 2.8% in 2013; the first time it has seen annual growth since 2008. Overall organic sales are growing slightly ahead of total grocery sales fo
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Spotlight on Chile

Spotlight on Chile
Sat, 01/02/14 - 19:26
By Adriana Michael


Although organic farming in Chile started in the early 1980s, the sector only took off in the mid-1990s. Having been a supplier of off-season fresh and frozen fruit mainly for countries in the northern hemisphere, large conventional fruit and wine companies with export ex
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China grocery market worth US$1.5 trillion in 2016: IGD

China grocery market worth US$1.5 trillion in 2016: IGD
Fri, 05/07/13 - 15:07
By O.W.N News Network


China, the world’s biggest food and grocery market, is now valued at more than US$1trillion and is forecast to be worth US$1.5tn in 2016, according to latest figures published by market researcher IGD. The firm also found that the U.S. grocery market will remain the
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Denmark’s strong organic standards boost EU export outlook

Denmark’s strong organic standards boost EU export outlook
Fri, 21/06/13 - 06:40
By Warren Beaumont


The Scandinavian organic market, especially in Denmark, Norway and Sweden continues to expand with retailers and industry associations reporting strong growth figures in grocery and fruit and vegetables. Despite Danes becoming more price-conscious during the financial cri
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Strong outlook for OrganicsBrazil

Strong outlook for OrganicsBrazil
Sun, 28/04/13 - 07:20
By Warren Beaumont


Tracking exports annually from 74 member companies OrganicsBrazil has been an export promotion project, geared to assist Brazilian companies develop this channel, says executive coordinator, Ming Liu. In spite of strong growth in the domestic market, in 2012 co
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Honey-sweet smell of success in Romania

Honey-sweet smell of success in Romania
Mon, 12/11/12 - 16:09
By Karin Zeitvogel


To your health, an Ihre Gesundheit, a su salud -- or as you might hear at this year’s BioFach World Organic Trade Fair in Nuremberg, Germany, “În cinstea dumitale.” That’s Romanian, and after years of an uphill climb for the new EU member sta
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Romania, country of the year at BioFach 2013

Romania, country of the year at BioFach 2013
Sun, 03/06/12 - 13:01
By O.W.N News Network


Romania will be in the spotlight as “Country of the Year” at BioFach 2013 in Nürnberg, Germany. The 9th largest nation in the European Union (EU) and the 7th most populated, Romania is no stranger to BioFach, the leading international show for organic tra
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In Denmark, commitment to sustainable production increases

In Denmark, commitment to sustainable production increases
Tue, 28/02/12 - 17:50
By Adriana Michael


Denmark might be a small northern European country, but it shows perhaps the biggest commitment to a lifestyle and business practices based on social and environmental responsibility. The Danes are resourceful and have good eye for product design and taste, two strong att
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Slovenia embraces Peruvian superfoods

Slovenia embraces Peruvian superfoods
Wed, 22/02/12 - 17:41
By Adriana Michael


A small country of just two million in the heart of Europe, where the Alps and the Mediterranean meet the Pannonian plains and the Karst caves, Slovenia is becoming an attractive country for organic foods and LOHAS lifestyles. The charming nation attracts business people
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Organics in India: The time is right!

Organics in India: The time is right!
Wed, 15/02/12 - 09:48
By Adriana Michael


India’s agriculture is at the crossroads. Hundreds of farmers who had tried “chemical farming” are turning to multiple-crops and organic farming, not only because of the high cost involved in synthetic fertilizers, pesticides and the seeds supplied by th
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Peru launched a new country brand

Peru launched a new country brand
Sat, 11/06/11 - 12:18
By O.W.N News Network


To promote tourism and investment, Peru launched a new brand in March 2011. A red and white logo, colors in the national flag, represents the country’s rich culture and biodiversity, history and ancient and recent accomplishments. The word Perú is written wit
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Health and quality to brand Ecuadorian organics

Health and quality to brand Ecuadorian organics
Sat, 04/06/11 - 14:25
By O.W.N News Network


During May 18-21 Quito was host of the 3rd edition of the Salon de Chocolate in Ecuador. The event aimed to increase consumer awareness of the nutritional value of cacao and the high quality chocolate produced with Ecuadorian beans locally and abroad. The Salon offers a s
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