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 […]

Sustainable Sourcing: Recent Developments and Outlook

One of the most difficult issues associated with sustainable sourcing is whether companies should adopt third party standards or develop in-house schemes. Recent developments suggest the pendulum is swinging towards in-house sustainable sourcing schemes. Green & Black’s, the iconic ethical chocolate brand, has launched a new Velvet Edition bar this month in the UK. It […]

The True Value of Sustainable Foods

A growing body of evidence shows the disparity between the price we pay for foods and the costs of production & consumption. Market prices do not reflect the environmental, social and health impacts of food products. Sustainable foods have lower such impacts than conventional ones. A recent true accounting study by EY (formerly Ernst & Young) […]

US Natural Personal Care Market: Segmentation and Labels

Natural & organic personal care product sales are growing at a healthy rate, with the market share of natural & organic products approaching 10 percent in the US. Two major trends are occurring: increased segmentation and labels. Segmentation is occurring whereby natural & organic brands are targeting specific consumer segments. Dedicated ranges for baby care, […]

Predictions for Sustainable Foods in 2017

With some uncertainty about sustainability in the year ahead, Ecovia Intelligence (Organic Monitor)  is giving its predictions for sustainable foods in 2017… Organic foods – global sales of organic foods are expected to continue the positive trajectory, with most growth envisaged in North America and Northern Europe. Organic food sales in the US and Canada […]