Natural Products Expo East organisers say last weekend's show broke
all previous attendance records, with an unprecedented diversity
reflecting the changing demographics of natural product fans to
include the mainstream consumer.
A new organic programme in the US has lifted sales of organic food
and drink while western Europe saw growth slowing down on 2002
figures. New report predicts drop in growth for industrialised
world, but acceleration in developing...
Strong growth in the US, but a slowdown in Europe marked the global
organic food and drink industry last year. Supply-demand imbalances
and trade barriers are some of the challenges the industry faces
Natural foods supermarket Whole Foods Market said it has received
organic certification for its produce distribution facility in
Vernon, California, which distributes produce to its stores in
Southern California, Arizona and Nevada.
Organic food retailer Wild Oats Markets announced a return to
profit this week, thanks to a reduction in stores and tighter
control on expenses. Eight consecutive quarters of same-store sales
increases contributed to the significant...
The International Sweets and Biscuits Fair (ISM) held last month in
Cologne, Germany, clearly illustrated the key confectionery trends,
write market analysts Euromonitor. Particularly evident, the
dichotomy between fun sugar confectionery...
Are organic foods better for us? This is the question on the lips
of many a consumer, food manufacturer and scientist. For what,
exactly, is the consumer paying a higher price? The US Institute of
Food Technologists took a refreshing,...
A new study by Organic Monitor finds that the European organic
juices market has been expanding at over 20 per cent a year since
1998 and by the end of the year, sales of organic juices in Europe
are projected to reach €90 million.
US natural foods company Kashi has introduced two new organic
cereals with added berries. Its products will be among the first to
feature the new "USDA Organic" symbol, indicating that a product is
at least 95 per cent organic.
The amount of organic land in the UK has almost doubled in the last
year, and sales of organic food are the second highest in Europe,
according to new figures from the UK organic certification body,
the Soil Association.
Wild Oats Markets, the US-based natural and organic foods retailer,
has signed a distribution deal with the Dutch food producer
Koninklijke Wessanen whose Tree of Life unit already distributes
natural food products throughout the...
First quarter profits at natural and organic food retailer Wild
Oats Markets reached $668,000 (€729,332) on sales of $233.0
million, up 6.2 per cent compared to the previous year. In the
first quarter of 2001, the company posted losses...
The controversial debate surrounding the supposed health benefits
of organic food took a new twist last week with the publication of
a comprehensive review of international studies in New Zealand. The
report found that there were...
A new report estimates that there will be significant, sustained
growth in America's natural and organic foods categories for
several years to come owing to the "mainstreaming" of the sector
currently worth $15 billion...
Eating organic foods and beverages ranks as one of the top methods
for ensuring long-term health along with taking vitamins and
cutting calories, according to a US survey conducted for Walnut
Acres, a US-based organic food company.
The Scottish Organic Producers Association (SOPA) yesterday
announced that the country's organic farmers would benefit from a
grant of £100,000 over two years from Scottish Enterprise. The
money will be used for a number of projects,...
Spectrum Organic Products, a US organic ingredients manufacturer,
has reported a net operating cash flow of $705,000 (€798,000) for
the fourth quarter of 2001, compared to a negative EBITDA of
$108,000 for the previous year.
China needs an organic food law to protect the legitimate rights
and interests of consumers and producers, and ensure healthy
development of organic farming in the country, according to one
senior Chinese official.
The UK's leading organic promoter, the Soil Association, has
published an open letter on its website to Anna Ross, the author of
a report on the UK's organic food market which it was claimed to
have suppressed because the...
The Soil Association, the UK-based organic food promoter, has
welcomed the recommendations of a new report on the future of
British farming, and in particular the importance it places on
increasing organic agriculture.
Revenues relating to the Scandinavian market for fresh organic
vegetables are forecast to double in the near future as consumer
demand for organic foods continues to rise in the region, according
to a new report from UK market...