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VEAT: Swedish Plant-Based Vending Machine Maker Bags US$590K For Europe Launch

Swedish startup VEAT has announced the closing of its €500,000 (US$591,000) pre-seed funding round, which will support the launch of its plant-based vending machines...

Join the first Greek-Nordic trade week

From 16 -20 November we invite you to join us at the 1st Greek-Nordic Trade Week and discover the true essence of natural Greek...

Fresh funding round keeps Sweden’s ambitious organic targets on track

Three leading organic groups – Organic Sweden, Ekologiska Lantbrukarna and KRAV – have welcome continued investments in Sweden’s organic food and farming sectors.

Is organic more local than local?

A new report by internationally renowned ecological thinker Gunnar Rundgren helps answer a very timely question – ‘is organic more local than local?’ Johan Cejie has been looking at the findings.

Oatly faces boycotts after ‘Trump-linked’ Blackstone takes stake in $2bn business

Leading plant-based milk brand Oatly is facing boycotts from previously loyal customers after it sold a 10% stake in the business to a consortium led by Blackstone, a US private equity firm with links to Donald Trump and alleged involvement in deforestation in the Amazon. 

Instore farming: Swegreen and ICA partner on ‘hyperlocal’ veg scheme

Stockholm-based ‘urban farming’ start-up Swegreen has signed an agreement with Swedish supermarket chain ICA Focus to grow and harvest vegetables at its Gothenburg store. 

Plant-based powerhouse: Kale United takes Spain’s Heura Foods to Scandinavia

Stockholm-based plant-based distribution company Kale United is partnering with fast-growing Spanish start-up Heura Foods to take its products to Scandinavia.

‘Frontrunner’ Danes double their organic veg consumption

Danes more than doubled their consumption of organic fruit and vegetables (+134%) between 2015-2019, according to new data from Statistics Denmark. 

Swedish plant-based milk start-up Sproud teams with coffee chain Fogarolli

Fogarolli, the Italian themed Swedish mobile coffee chain, has joined forces with plant-based milk start-up Sproud.

Lights, action! – KRAV ‘shorts’ help retailers tell the story behind organic

With the help of inspirational films, store staff should be able to more easily answer their customers' questions about Sweden’s organic label KRAV – and therefore be better able to tell the story behind organic. 

Finland’s Ruohonjuuri ready to face the future with ‘confidence and energy’

Finnish eco and organic retailer Ruohonjuuri says sales across the company (it operates 15 stores across Finland) were up 7% from the beginning of the year to 7 May, compared to the corresponding period last year. 

Eco Life Scandinavia and the Nordic Organic Food Fair postponed until 2021

This year’s Eco Life Scandinavia and the Nordic Organic Food Fair have sadly been postponed, due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.  Scandinavia’s biggest international...

Top Nordic trade fair double bill postponed until 2021

This year’s Eco Life Scandinavia and the Nordic Organic Food Fair events have been postponed, due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, organiser Diversified Communications UK has announced. 

Counting carbon: Swedish livestock farmer shows gulf in CO2 emissions between organic and intensive...

Amid the debate on the impact of agriculture on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions is a heated argument about the contribution of meat and dairy farming, which often lacks nuance and leads to simplistic conclusions. 

Paradise lost…and regained: Johannes Cullberg buys back his Paradiset brand

In late March the trailblazing Swedish organic and wellbeing retailer Paradiset announced it was going bankrupt. Now, Paradiset’s founder and owner, Johannes Cullberg, says he has bought back the brand.