Global Natural & Organic Cosmetics Market: Asian Investment & Ethical Labels

The recent acquisition of Trilogy reflects the growing importance of Asia in the global market for natural & organic cosmetics. CITIC Capital China Partners, a Hong Kong-based private equity firm, has paid US $211 million for the New Zealand-based company. Trilogy is the leading natural skincare brand in its home country, and has a significant […]

Blockchain to Build a Sustainable Food Industry?

Blockchain is taking off, with a growing number of food companies and retailers experimenting with this new technology. Ecovia Intelligence sees blockchain bringing many sustainability benefits to the food industry. In March, Carrefour became the first European retailer to introduce blockchain for food products. Initially launched for free-range Carrefour Quality line Auvergne chickens, the technology […]

New Distribution Growth Phase for Sustainable Products

Amazon’s purchase of Whole Foods Market heralds the beginning of a new growth phase for the organic & sustainable products market. Ecovia Intelligence sees distribution moving towards online retailing and home delivery schemes. Sustainable foods and natural cosmetics were initially introduced in health & natural food retailers, with distribution expanding to the mass market in […]

Asia Making Strides in Global Organic Food Market

Asia is showing some of the highest growth in the global organic food market. Ecovia Intelligence (formerly Organic Monitor) shows that some Asian country markets are reporting double-digit growth rates, with regional sales poised to reach US $10 billion in the coming years. As will be shown at the Asia-Pacific edition of the Sustainable Foods […]

Sustainable Food Market Facing Fraud Risks

The growing market for sustainable & premium foods is bringing risks of food fraud. Ecovia Intelligence believes the way forward is greater transparency in supply chains, with new technologies and global alliances playing an important role. The recent beef scandal in Brazil highlighted the economic impacts of food fraud. The trade ban is estimated to […]