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Strong organic growth in Finland

Sales of organic food and drink continued to grow at a strong pace in Finland during 2020. The total sales exceeded €400 million for...
Danish Organic

Danish organic exports reach record heights

According to the latest figures from Statistic Denmark, exports of Danish organic products have once again reached new records. Regardless of the pandemic, Danish...

Fresh Statistics – Organic sales increase in Sweden

Sales of organic food and drink in Swedish retail grew by 340 million SEK during 2020. This equates to an increase of 3.5%, shows...

Swedish ‘Zebra’ Pea Milk Startup Sproud Bags US$6.5M As Investment Pours Into Alt Dairy

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Sproud, the Swedish pea-based vegan milk brand known for its bold zebra-esque packaging, has raised £4.8 million (US$6.57 million) in its latest round of...

UK’s One Planet Pizza Raises US$490K To Deliver Its Frozen Vegan Pies To Scandinavia

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One Planet Pizza, a vegan frozen pizza startup based in the U.K., has raised £360,000 (US$490,000) in a funding round to fuel its production...

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

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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...
Greek-Nordic

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

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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

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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.