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Publix announces 'GreenWise Market 2.0' and plans for more openings

US supermarket chain Publix, which operates over 1200 outlets across Southeastern United States, is to open several more dedicated natural and organic stores under its Greenwise Market sub-brand. 

The big reveal: 6 million naked swedes in Asda

With pressure mounting on retailers to cut excessive packaging, UK supermarket chain Asda says it is going “full swede ahead” with its own plastic pledge, removing plastic wrapping from all its whole swedes.

Madrid to host major new international organic trade fair

Leading international event organiser Diversified Communications has today announced the launch of Organic Food Iberia. This new trade show for Spain’s increasingly important organic industry, will open at the IFEMA exhibition centre in Madrid in 2019.

International natural and organic food producers gather for London show

Nearly 400 exhibiting companies from 42 countries will be showcasing their latest food and drink innovations to thousands of trade buyers and retailers at The Natural Food Show (ExCel, London, 22-23 April), which starts opens on Sunday.

Annie’s limited edition line flags benefits of regenerative agriculture

US pioneer organic food brand Annie’s is partnering with innovative farmers in Montana to produce a limited-edition line made with certified organic ingredients grown using regenerative farming practices.

Aldi launches 60 new organic lines to meet ‘booming’ consumer demand

German discounter Aldi will launch 60 new organic lines in stores across the country this year in response to what it is calling “booming” customer demand. 

UK organic industry sales hit £2.2 billion high 

The UK organic industry has now clocked up six consecutive years of growth, according to the new figures released by the Soil Association. 

Happy to be here: Finnish eco chain opens Stockholm concept store

Finland's largest eco-chain Ruohonjuuri (grassroots) has opened a concept store in Stockholm, Sweden under the name Happy Food Store.

Amazon sold out of 93% of Whole Foods lines in week one

Amazon racked up sales of $500,000 of Whole Foods Market lines during the first week they went on sale on its website, selling out of 93% of the 100 top-selling SKUs in the process. 

Hopping off: Annie’s president heads for entrepreneurial pastures new

John Foraker, president of US organic pioneer brand Annie’s, is leaving the business after 18 years to launch a new organic venture. Announcing the news...

Time magazine flags four ‘science-backed health benefits of eating organic’

Time magazine this week ran a high-profile feature on the booming global organic market, with a particular focus on the health benefits of choosing organic.

Campbell’s to acquire organic food pioneer Pacific Foods for US$700m

Campbell Soup Company is set to acquire US natural and organic food pioneer Pacific Foods of Oregon for US$700. The deal is the latest in a string of acquisitions that have strengthened Campbell's offer in the high-performing natural and organic grocery space.  

UAE businesswoman’s Organic Oasis in the desert

Michael Wale meets Sheikha Muhairy, the 26-year-old owner of an organic farm in the desert on the edge in Dubai which supplies the Spinneys supermarket chain as part of a unique retailer-farm partnership scheme.

OFRF announces 2017 grants for innovative organic projects

US non-profit Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF) has announced the recipients of its 2017 research grant awards for innovation in organic farming.

India’s IOrderFresh gets cash injection from Singapore Angel Network

Indian organic and deli food startup IOrderFresh has received an undisclosed amount of funding from the Singapore Angel Network (SGAN), the investment arm of the Thakral Group of Companies.