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Dole organic pineapple promotion to support farmers
Dole has launched a month-long promotion that enlists its wholesale and retail customers to support organic farmers worldwide.Starting March 1, 2015, the leading fresh fruit and vegetable provider will donate $1 for every box of DOLE® Organic Pineapples purchased by a wholesaler or retailer to the Organic.....
Richard Soepenberg, Frunet Bio: high prices for Spanish growers
"More organic than conventional cherry tomatoes sold in Sweden"
The demand for organic greenhouse vegetables from Spain continues to experience a huge growth. "We are on a rising tide and something you think it's going to turn, but it seems to only grow," describes commercial director Richard Soepenberg of Frunet. "As Frunet we experienced a large growth last year and.....
Bio Company extends store network
The German organic supermarket chain Bio Company is continuing its growth. In 2014 the chain made a turnover of 114 million Euro, reports the German website lebensmittelpraxis.de. That is 14% more than in 2013. In 2015 the company wants to further extend from their 42 stores at the moment to 50 stores. Bio.....
"Making people aware by using as little packaging as possible"
Organic fruit and vegetables at packaging free shop in Antwerp
In August 2014 the first packaging free shop opened in Belgium. The Zero Waste Shop is located in Antwerp. The idea came from owner Savina Istas, who wanted to tackle the waste problem at the source. "We do this by minimising the use of packaging in our shop. I studied sustainable sciences and was always.....
Norway: Growth in organic product sales in 2014
In 2013, the Norwegian trading enterprise NorgesGruppen, which operates various retail formats, had already registered a 34% growth in organic product sales.A year later, organic product sales have continued to rise, with a further 27.4% growth compared with 2013. Increasing interest among consumers and a.....
Germany: organic market grows by almost 5 percent
The organic market in Germany has grown even more in 2014, reports the Swiss website Bauernzeitung.ch. The 'Bund für Ökologische Lebensmittelwirtschaft' (BÖLW) presumes that the turnover made with organic food and drink increased, by 4.8% compared to 2013, to 7.91 billion Euro. The organic agricultural.....
Organic farming continues to rise across globe
According to the International Federation of Organic Agricultural Movements (IFOAM), 2 million of the world’s 1.5 billion farmers are now producing organically, with nearly 80 percent based in developing countries. India boasts the most certified organic producers, followed by Uganda and Mexico.Currently 164.....
Organic food sales in Poland up 20%
In Poland, the popularity of organic food sales with the EU certificate is on the rise, and experts say this is only the beginning of a boom in sales.In 2015, for the first time in history, Poland spent almost 770 million zł (184.59 million Euro) on organic products; about 20% more than last year,.....
Cheaper organic veg growth industry for Ground Works
The increasing demand by health-conscious citizens for organic vegetables is spurring the development of an enterprise keen to keep prices reasonable."Hongkongers have been paying more attention to a healthy lifestyle and food safety problems, especially in the wake of food scandals in the mainland," said.....
Bioland grew in 2014
The German organic producers union Bioland grew in 2014, despite difficult general circumstances, reports website topagrar.com. The growth is even clearly stronger than average for all organic unions in Germany, stated the management of Bioland.Almost one in two German organic companies organised into a.....
Gerhard Eberhofer - Bio Val Venosta
Italy: Apples throughout the year
"We are currently exporting 65% of our produce, while the remaining 35% is sold on the domestic market," explains Gerhanrd Eberhöfer, sales manager for Bio Val Venosta. "Fruit Logistica is important for organic fruit too, maybe even more than Nuremberg's BioFach."According toEberhöfer, Germany, which is.....
EU: organic vegetable cultivation decreased further in 2013
In 2013 European growers grew organic products on more than 10 million acres of land. This is 5.9% of the total agricultural land within the EU, reports the German Agrarmarkt Informations-Gesellschaft (AMI) (Agricultural Market Information Company) on their website. Compared to the year previous (2012), the.....
WhiteWave sales up 34% from Q3
"Our fourth quarter results were a very strong close to a record year at WhiteWave. We generated robust organic growth driven by outstanding performances across all of our legacy businesses," said Gregg Engles, chairman and chief executive officer. "Beyond delivering strong financial results in 2014,.....
German organic branch wants support from EU
The German organic branch is asking for more political support - particularly from the EU, reports the German website Proplanta.de. "It is important that the existing opportunities can become a reality," said Felix Prinz zu Lowenstein, President of the 'Bund Ökologische Lebensmittelwirtschaft' (Federation.....