Multinationals Jumping on Natural Cosmetics Bandwagon

L’Oreal’s recent launch of Seed Phytonutrients is the latest foray of multinationals in the natural & organic cosmetics market. Unilever has also launched the Love, Beauty and Planet brand in the last 12 months. Both brands are looking to capitalise on consumer demand for ‘clean beauty’ products. More natural product launches are expected from multinationals, […]

Plant-Based Foods Gaining Global Currency

Demand for vegan and plant-based foods is becoming global, with product innovations and distribution driving market growth. Although most innovations are occurring in Europe and the US, Ecovia Intelligence anticipates most future growth in the Asian and Latin American markets. At the recent Sustainable Foods Summit in Singapore, it was shown that Asian demand for […]

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 […]