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Rewe ends its chain of organic stores Temma

After a some eight years, retailer Rewe has ended its attempt to roll out its own chain of pure organic stores on the German market under the Temma name. Seven out of nine existing branches are expected to be closed by the end of January, a Rewe spokesman announced last Wednesday.The two Temma markets in.....

Fine Funghi AG grows first organic mushrooms

Organic Swiss mushrooms now available at Coop

Coop is now selling Swiss organic mushrooms. They are produced by Fine Funghi AG in Gossau, in the canton of Zurich. Organic mushrooms had been imported up until now, as production in Switzerland had failed because of the lack of organic substrate. VSPAccording to the Association of Swiss mushroom producers,.....

Italy: Organic tomato production doubled over two years

From the 1,316 hectares of 2015 to the 2,310.22 of 2017 - crops of organic tomatoes destined to the processing industry have almost doubled in northern Italy. This trend confirms the increasing demand for organic products, which was discussed during the convention organised by interbranch organisation Pomodoro.....

Bad harvest leads to price increases in apple drinks

Germany: “Last supplies have already been processed”

The lousy apple harvest this year is still resonating in the food retail sector. Discounter Aldi significantly increased the prices of apple drinks such as juices and spritzers on December 1st: a direct result of the shortage of domestic goods. The competing supermarket chains will soon lag behind, according.....

Italy: PiantaNatura promotes microgreens

With its urban agriculture project, PiantaNatura is astart-up that managed to bring micro-vegetables to Italian tables and to commercialise them as well."We grow over 25 varieties of edible plants including mustard, watercress, radish and rocket. We called these shootsMicro Ortaggi, which is the closest term.....

Global ID acquires Italian provider of organic and food safety certifications

The Global ID Group, a market platform dedicated to providing food safety and food quality solutions, today announced that it has acquired Bioagricert, a certification and control body company based in Bologna, Italy. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.Founded in 1984, Bioagricert provides.....

Expanding organic line

Tanimura & Antle reintroduce organic program

Tanimura & Antle, the employee-owned Salinas Valley grower and shipper of premium fresh produce, has announced the addition of three new products to its organics line. Now available are:● Organic Celery and Celery Hearts;● Organic Broccoli;● Organic Cauliflower.These offerings are part of.....

At Organic Grower Summit in California

Vernon Peterson to be honored as Grower of the Year

California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF) and Organic Produce Network (OPN) will honor long time organic grower Vernon Peterson of Peterson Family Farm and Abundant Harvest Organics as the inaugural recipient of the of Organic Grower Summit’s Grower of the Year. Peterson was selected based on his commitment.....

Poland: Organic supermarket Bio Family launched in Poznan

The Polish city of Poznan has hosted the launch of the Bio Family Supermarket, a new concept developed by the founders of Biedronka, the Świtalski family. The 300 square metre establishment offers over 5 thousand products.The store offers a wide range of organic foods, including bread, dairy products,.....

Eimskip EBITDA up 8.6% in Q3 2017

Gylfi Sigfússon, Eimskip President and CEO:“The third quarter 2017 is the company’s largest quarter in terms of revenue and EBITDA since 2009. Revenues were EUR 177.0 million, up by EUR 42.9 million or 32.0% from last year, largely explained by new acquisitions, volume growth and increased freight rates.The.....

Berlin startup company Wholey offers fresh smoothie kits

Fresh smoothies are healthy, delicious and rich in vitamins and minerals. However, the preparation of these smoothies - researching recipes, purchasing and processing - are time consuming. In contrast, ready-to-go smoothies are usually produced long before consumption, thereby losing many of the valuable.....

Chile creates a seal to certify organic products

For a food to be organic, the entire production and marketing process behind it must comply with the technical standards required by the regulations. This includes the isolation of the property to avoid the contamination of neighbors; soil management and conservation through the application of humus, compost.....