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EXPO WEST expects 90,000 attendees

EXPO WEST expects 90,000 attendees
Mon, 04/03/19 - 08:00
By Adriana Michael


Natural Products Expo West, the leading North American annual trade show in the natural, organic and healthy products sector is returning to the Anaheim Convention Center March 5-9 to celebrate its 38thedition. In 2018, the event hosted 3,521 exhibitors representing 132 c
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VIVANESS: Another successful year

VIVANESS: Another successful year
Mon, 04/03/19 - 07:00
By Annemarie Kruse


The 2019 edition of Vivaness, the largest international natural and organic trade fair for beauty products ended on a high note. According to organizers NurembergMesse, 284 exhibitors from 41 regions gathered this year, and a total of 51,500 trade visitors attended the tr
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Sunopta divests some operations and restructures

Sunopta divests some operations and restructures
Fri, 01/03/19 - 14:19
By O.W.N News Network


Vancouver, Canada-based SunOpta Inc, a leading Canadian specialty, non-GMO and organic food manufacturer, announced late February it has divested its specialty and organic soy and corn business to Pipeline Foods, LLC (“Pipeline Foods”) for C$66.5 million ($50.
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 Tilray Inc.acquires leading hemp firm Manitoba Harvest

Tilray Inc.acquires leading hemp firm Manitoba Harvest
Fri, 01/03/19 - 14:15
By O.W.N News Network


Canada hemp food pioneer and industry major Manitoba Harvest has been acquired by New York stock exchange-listed, Canada-based natural food company Tilray Inc for up to C$419 million (US$319m) in a cash and share transaction. The acquisition by Tilray comes after Manitoba
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France bans "Buy one get one free food offers

France bans "Buy one get one free food offers
Fri, 01/03/19 - 14:10
By O.W.N News Network


A report from credit ratings company Moody’s has warned that French grocery retailers are faced with threats to their market because of elevated “structural challenges,” rising online gross sales and competition from retailers such as specialist meals pr
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UK Fairtrade Fortnight puts spotlight on exploitation

UK Fairtrade Fortnight puts spotlight on exploitation
Fri, 01/03/19 - 14:05
By O.W.N News Network


With the UK's Fairtrade Fortnight kicking off from Monday 25 February until Sunday 10 March, the primary campaign for the UK Fairtrade movement also seeks to highlight challenges experienced by third-world farmers faced with poverty, child labor and deforestation, such as
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365 stores roll into Whole Foods Market, but lower prices?

365 stores roll into Whole Foods Market, but lower prices?
Thu, 28/02/19 - 14:00
By O.W.N News Network


Whole Foods Market's 365 grocery chain will convert all of its existing twelve 365 stores into regular Whole Foods stores by the end of 2019, according to reports from Yahoo Finance and other U.S. sources. The announcement follows the decision to stop expanding the smalle
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Certified Grass-Fed Organic Mark to launch

Certified Grass-Fed Organic Mark to launch
Mon, 25/02/19 - 09:00
By O.W.N News Network


Hot on the heels of new plant-food and regenerative organic agriculture labels being launched, another new organic seal will hit the retail market in March 2019, after U.S. organic grower groups and brands Organic Valley and Maple Hill announced they would launch a new Ce
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Record-breaking show celebrates its 30th anniversary!††

Record-breaking show celebrates its 30th anniversary!††
Fri, 22/02/19
By Sara ÷nnebo


BIOFACH – the world’s largest trade fair for organic and sustainable food – which took place in Nuremberg February 13-16, set a new record with 2 989 exhibitors from 95 different countries. Also, Vivaness, the international event for natural and organic
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A look at Europeís growing bug business

A look at Europeís growing bug business
Mon, 28/01/19 - 10:00
By Sara ÷nnebo


When OWN published its first story on the increasing popularity of insect foods in 2015 these products were mainly based on cricket flour. Now, as more and more products are popping up on the market, we are taking another look at the entomophagy phenomenon, and some very
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