Mar 23, 2017

Two organic brands (Migros Bio and Bio Suisse) were among top ten of brands for people aged 15-25, based on a survey of over 4,000 people conducted by the advertising agency Havas. This is the first time these organic brands have appeared in the top ten of the 505 brands in the survey.

Mar 1, 2017

Indonesia repealed National Agency for Drug and Food Control (BPOM) Regulation No. HK of 2008 on the Control of Organic Processed Food, and added new regulations for organic processed food (Regulation of the Head of NA-DFC No.1 of 2017 on Organic Food); the update includes a chart of materials allowed for use in processed organic foods.


Feb 27, 2017

The organic market in Switzerland grew 5 percent in 2015, and the Swiss lead in per capita spending on organic at about €260. Fresh products, valued at €1 billion, are the top selling category, and eggs and bread are the top selling products.

Feb 24, 2017

Scan data from Nielsen show that sales of organic products in supermarkets and department stores were up 20 percent in 2015 to €870 million. Meanwhile, AssoBio, Italy’s organic industry association, estimates organic product sales in totaled €4.2 billion in 2015, with €1.5 billion of that attributable to exports.

Feb 24, 2017

Retail sales of organic products were valued at €1.3 billion in 2015, up form 1.2 billion in 2014, and represented 7 percent of the market. Organic food service, valued at €80 million, represents 1.8 percent of total food service turnover.

Feb 24, 2017

Retail sales of organic products were valued at €1.3 billion in 2015, up from 1.2 billion in 2014, and represented 7 percent of the market. Organic food service, valued at €80 million, represents 1.8 percent of total food service turnover.



Feb 22, 2017

Based on the exports that are tracked by the limited set of Harmonized Tariff Schedule codes dedicated specifically for organic products, US organic exports are up a half of a percent in 2016, and totaled $547.6 million. US organic imports are valued at $1.7 billion. Leading organic exports include: fresh apples, fresh grapes, and lettuce. Meanwhile, the Organic Trade Association continues to advocate for additional Harmonized Tariff Schedule codes dedicated specifically for organic products.

Feb 21, 2017

Key food, nutrition and consumer trends compiled by FoodNavigator include: 

  • Japan’s population is aging, as 36 percent of the population will be age 65 or over by 2040.
  • Superfoods and functional foods continue to garner consumers’ interest. Examples of superfoods include spirulina, hemp seeds and teff. Meanwhile,  functional foods that address sleep, stress, eye health and joint health are some of the emerging products.
  • Healthy beverage sales are expected to grow. For example, sales of organic dairy are expected to have a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of nearly 15 percent through 2021. 
  • Interest in sports nutrition is growing, and nearly 15 percent CAGR until 2022 is expected. Products of interest include protein powders and nutrition bars.


Feb 17, 2017

Foreign demand remains the main driver for organic production in Romania, though 2015 production was down. Meanwhile, domestic consumption is on an upward trend. The organic consumer market was estimated in 2016 at U.S. $45 million, an increase of more than 30 percent compared to two years ago. Retail stores contributed to this expansion, as they have dedicated shelves to organic products, making these products more visible and attractive to consumers.

Feb 16, 2017

Worldwide: IFOAM envisions next phase of organic agriculture
In a paper developed over several years and with input from stakeholders around the world, IFOAM - Organics International outlines a vision and strategy for the next phase of the organic sector. Organic 3.0 aims at better contributing to solve challenges in the food chain such as healthy and affordable food for everyone, minimized environmental and food pollution, fairness for producers, high animal welfare, and efficiency in resource utilization. 

Feb 7, 2017

The 2017 edition of the study “The World of Organic Agriculture” (data per end of 2015) published by Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) and IFOAM – Organics International estimates the world’s organic market at US$81.6 billion, up from US$59.1 billion in 2010. Land used for organic agriculture is also up worldwide, with 50.9 million hectares, or 1.1 percent, of the world’s agricultural land devoted to organic production. The United States is the leading market, with 47 percent of the world’s organic retail sales, followed by Germany (11 percent), France (7 percent) and China (6 percent). Meanwhile, Switzerland, Denmark and Sweden are leaders in per capita consumption of organic products, based on retail sales. 

Feb 7, 2017

An enhanced nutritional profile and environmental benefits are helping drive growth of organic dairy in the Asia-Pacific region, reports FoodNavigator. Analysts expect compound annual growth rates of 14.8 percent from 2016-2022 of the market in the Asia-Pacific as disposable income and interest in healthy eating increase.
Feb. 7, 2017

Feb 2, 2017

Retail wholefood specialty retailers had increased turnover of 1.3 percent in 2016, according to surveys by Klaus Braun. Within the wholefood specialty category, organic supermarkets recorded growth of 1.6 percent in 2016, compared to 9.8 percent in 2015. Braun anticipates growth is likely to stay relatively low due to competitive pressures.

Feb 2, 2017

In order to curb health problems that can stem from a diet of western-style junk foods, the Torba province of Vanuatu plans to impose restrictions on import of western foods in favor of locally grown organic and sustainable foods. Tourism bungalows have been ordered to serve only locally grown organic foods to guests, and the province  seeks to become the first organic province in Vanuatu by 2020.

Feb 1, 2017

Scotland experienced 5 percent growth in the market in 2015, the third year in a row for growth there. Scots are about 11 percent of all organic shoppers in the UK, and organic meals are available in 48 percent of the schools.

Jan 24, 2017

About 80 percent of the fair trade products sold in Germany are also organic, and sales of fair trade products grew 11 percent to €1.14 billion in 2016. Key products in the fair trade sector are: bananas, coffee, cocoa and flowers, with cotton, honey , fruit juices, tea, wine and cosmetics as smaller categories in the sector.

Jan 24, 2017

Jan 24, 2017

Agence Bio estimates that growth in organic sales was up 20 percent in 2016, and was valued at €6.9 billion. Specialty food retailers, which are expanding beyond Paris, are one of the driving forces in the market. In addition, land in organic cultivation has risen to six percent of all agricultural land.

Jan 17, 2017

OrganicShop, one of the largest online organic retailers in India, offers more than 11,000 items. Over a million customers have shopped there, and boosted turnover 250 percent in the first half of 2014. Online trade in India is valued at more than US$23 billion, and is expected to grow in double digits through 2020. Meanwhile, India’s domestic market for organic products is garnering attention at trade shows like BioFach India/India Organic. 

Jan 17, 2017

Jan 16, 2017

The Organic Trade Board in the United Kingdom and Organic Denmark will work together to promote organic food in both countries, thanks to a European Union grant valued at €10.4 million. Designed to boost retail sales, increase employment in organic agriculture and raise awareness of the benefits of organic food and drink, the three-year project will feature a shared creative concept tailored to suit each country’s market. The campaign is likely to target those aged 25-45 who are not purchasing a broad range of organic products regularly.

Jan 15, 2017

According to estimates from Agence Bio, sales of organically produced goods reached €6.9 billion in 2016, up 1 billion euros from 2015. Sales revenue of organic food processing companies has also seen a double-figure rise: up 18 percent in 2014 and 15 percent in 2015. The manufacture of cosmetic products rose by 10 percent in value in 2015, and 43 percent of French people bought organic cosmetics in 2016.