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Hong Kong's City'super plans more China supermarkets

Hong Kong's City'super plans more China supermarkets
Fri, 03/08/18 - 09:00
By O.W.N News Network


Hong Kong retailer City’super, an operator of high-end supermarkets with stores in Shanghai, plans to expand into China’s prosperous Yangtze River Delta outside Shanghai. The retailer is banking on mainlanders’ increasing affluence and growing penchant f
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Amazon 2Q profit jumps to a record US$2.5 billion

Amazon 2Q profit jumps to a record US$2.5 billion
Fri, 03/08/18


Amazon's second quarter 2018 profit jumped to a record US$2.5 billion as its online shopping, cloud computing and advertising businesses kept growing, while revenue grew 39 percent to $US52.89 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2018. Amazon benefited from favorable ex
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Peruvian Superfoods centre stage at 10th Expoalimentaria

Peruvian Superfoods centre stage at 10th Expoalimentaria
Fri, 03/08/18
By O.W.N News Network


Expoalimentaria Peru, returns for three days from 26th September to 28th September 2018 at the Centro de Exposiciones Jockey (Jockey Convention Centre) in Santiago de Surco, Lima, Peru. Expoalimentaria Peru is the main international business platform of the sector for fo
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BIOFACH INDIA celebrates 10th anniversary in 2018

BIOFACH INDIA celebrates 10th anniversary in 2018
Fri, 03/08/18
By O.W.N News Network


BIOFACH INDIA, India’s Largest International Trade Fair on Organic Products, celebrates its 10th-anniversary edition in New Delhi 25th – 27th October 2018, at the Pragati Maidan exhibition center, New Delhi, an ideal platform for international buyers to witnes
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Everything organic & more at Natexpo, Lyon

Everything organic & more at Natexpo, Lyon
Fri, 03/08/18
By O.W.N News Network


Natexpo opens 23-24 September 2018 in Lyon with 650 organic stakeholders, from France and abroad showcasing the latest sustainable products. "This edition is already shaping up to be a huge success. Both upstream and downstream segments are represented in the city, situat
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Bulgaria's organic superfood bar Roobar launches in USA

Bulgaria's organic superfood bar Roobar launches in USA
Fri, 03/08/18
By Warren Beaumont


Roobar®, a delicious, organic, raw superfood bar made simply from dried fruit, raw nut and superfoods said to be Europe's number one best-selling organic health bar, is now available in the United States, the Roo Brands company announced in July. And Roobar's owner,
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Cambridge Commodities acquires Earth Circle ingredients

Cambridge Commodities acquires Earth Circle ingredients
Fri, 03/08/18
By Warren Beaumont


UK-based ingredient supplier Cambridge Commodities Ltd has acquired the ingredient business of US wholesaler Earth Circle Organics LLC. Following the acquisition, Earth Circle Organics' raw and organic superfood ingredient business will merge with the US arm of Cambridge
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Germany tops vegan food & drink launches

Germany tops vegan food & drink launches
Fri, 03/08/18
By O.W.N News Network


Over the past few years, Germany has emerged as a leading force in the so-called ‘vegan revolution’. New research from Mintel Food & Drink research late July reveals that Germany has retained its crown as the country with the highest percentage of global v
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Healthy Life maps expansion in Australian retail

Healthy Life maps expansion in Australian retail
Fri, 03/08/18
By Warren Beaumont


The Healthy Life group of natural health food stores has taken the lead in Australia's organic and complementary medicine retailing. It now has wholesale and retail operations and 50 stores in the country and is opening new stores. Healthy Life, Flannery's, and Oliver's
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UNFI's new acquisition creates major US food wholesaler

UNFI's new acquisition creates major US food wholesaler
Fri, 03/08/18
By O.W.N News Network


In the latest consolidation in US grocery wholesaling industry, United Natural Foods, Inc. (UNFI) and SUPERVALU INC. (Supervalu) announced on July 26 a definitive agreement under which UNFI will acquire Supervalu for $32.50 per share in cash, or approximately $2.9 billion
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Baru nut: The next superfood?

Baru nut: The next superfood?
Mon, 02/07/18 - 08:01
By Hannah Flynn


Customers have “absolutely no” awareness of baru nuts, says Hiromi Stone, director of Kinomi, which means nuts in Japanese, and is the first supplier of baru nuts in the United Kingdom. Despite this, she is convinced, as are many others, that baru nuts are set
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Organic equivalency needs renegotiation under new EU rules

Organic equivalency needs renegotiation under new EU rules
Wed, 27/06/18 - 08:00
By O.W.N News Network


The new EU Organic Regulation on organic production and labeling of organic products has been published in the Official Journal of the European Union, with joint efforts required for implementing and delegated acts in the next two years, IFOAM EU said in June. Among the
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Amazon execs run Whole Foods and UNFI enjoys long tie-up

Amazon execs run Whole Foods and UNFI enjoys long tie-up
Wed, 27/06/18 - 08:00
By O.W.N News Network


One year after Amazon's US$13.7 billion purchase of organic and natural grocer Whole Foods Market, Amazon has changed Whole Foods' management structure and is taking charge of the business by adding veterans of the e-commerce company. And natural and organic distributor
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Australian Organic backs misleading claims fines

Australian Organic backs misleading claims fines
Tue, 26/06/18 - 10:00
By Warren Beaumont


With misleading organic claims and greenwashing a major issue for certified organic products in Australia, leading organic industry group, Australian Organic, welcomed action by the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) to impose penalties of AUD$37,800
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Bob's Red Mill, RXBar, That's It, in US labelling lawsuits

Bob's Red Mill, RXBar, That's It, in US labelling lawsuits
Tue, 26/06/18 - 09:30
By Warren Beaumont


Bob's Red Mill Natural Foods, which uses its own gluten-free symbol on product labels (Bob's Red Mill's "GF" Mark), filed a lawsuit in June against the Gluten Intolerance Group of North America in US district court in Portland, which wants Bob's to stop using the gluten-f
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Fears over allergic reactions, meat in meat-free meals

Fears over allergic reactions, meat in meat-free meals
Tue, 26/06/18 - 09:00
By O.W.N News Network


Concerns over some meat substitutes and vegetarian meals were raised in June with US researchers reporting severe adverse reactions to the fungus-derived mycoprotein used in Quorn meat substitutes. Meanwhile, Britain’s Food Standards Agency (FSA) was investigating a
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USA market potential backs BIOFACH AMERICA

USA market potential backs BIOFACH AMERICA
Tue, 26/06/18 - 08:10
By O.W.N News Network


BIOFACH AMERICA – ALL THINGS ORGANIC returns on 13 to 15 September 2018 to the Baltimore Convention Center. Running alongside the Natural Products Expo East, BIOFACH is devoted to products with organic certification and expects to host 200 exhibitors of the 1,40
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