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  • Natural Beauty

    L’Oréal in talks with Brazil’s Natura on Body Shop sale

     June 22, 2017  Jim Manson

    Cosmetics giant L’Oréal has received a firm offer for The Body Shop from Brazilian manufacturer Natura Cosméticos SA.

  • Market Insights

    Amazon/Whole Foods – early reaction

     June 19, 2017  Jim Manson

    Financial commentators, retail analysts and industry insiders have been reacting to last Friday’s bombshell announcement that online retail giant Amazon is set to acquire Whole Foods Market for US$13.7 billion. 

  • Market Insights

    Amazon set to buy Whole Foods Market for $13.7bn

     June 16, 2017  Diane Millis

    Amazon, the world’s biggest online retailer, is buying Whole Foods Market in a deal valued at approximately $13.7bn, including Whole Foods Market’s net debt.

  • Europe

    Nordic duo up for top trade show award

       Jim Manson

    Products Scandinavia and Nordic Organic Food Fair – the Nordic region’s biggest trade show for the natural and organic industry, has been shortlisted for Best Overseas Tradeshow Over 2,000sqm at the Association of Event Organisers (AEO) Excellence Award.

  • Agriculture

    Colombia’s DAABON Group is world’s first to gain RSPO NEXT level sustainable palm oil certification

     June 15, 2017  Jim Manson

     The Colombian-based DAABON Group, an early pioneer in organic palm, banana and coffee farming and production, has become the first company in the world to become certified under the RSPO NEXT scheme operated by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)

Opinion

Jim Manson

Instantly, the internet was alive with predictions of drone deliveries of kale chips and ‘Wholebots’ replacing Whole Foods checkout staff. There were jokes too – had Amazon’s Jeff Bezos accidentally bought Whole Foods while ordering groceries via Alexa?

... in theory wheatgrass, maca and spirulina should be right up my street. But they are not

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