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European Market: Specialised Organic Retail report 2008

An international team of organic market specialists profiles the booming organic markets in 27 countries. The new report shows the underlying forces, the protagonists and perspectives of this growth. The ambitious project of Ecozept, bioVista and ORA compiles country-specific data about the organic markets in Europe. In addition to an analysis of the overall economic background and a synopsis of existing studies, the 17 co-authors pioneered in describing the role and the structure of the organic markets.

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The compendium provides a fast but exhaustive insight into the European market and shows international tendencies as well as national particularities. It’s a new important tool for any management decision.

Burkhard Schaer (Ecozept) comments the accomplished work: “Finally we have fundamental data, decision guidance and principal addresses for all market players in a consolidated and accessible manual.” The report addresses retailers, wholesalers, processors, importers, control bodies, organizations and market observers. It was co-financed by the initiators and by its sponsors Naturland, BioFach and Sonnentor Kräuterhandels GmbH.

The report has been written by experts from the individueal countries andd has been compiled by the following organisations:

  • The Organic retailers Association ORA, an IFOAM Internal Body. It is a global umbrella organisation of the organic retailers and their associations. It supports the organic trade worldwide, establishes international networks, ties up the know-how and develops standards for organic trade education. 
  • Ecozept is a France-and Germany-based agency for market intelligence and consulting. Specialised in the sustainable Agro-Food Business since 2000, Ecozept has conducted numerous studies on the organic market in Europe. www.ecozept.com
  • bioVista is an independent trade panel. It evaluates the data of organic shops and supermarkets in Germany and gives retailers, producers and wholesalers objective information about the organic market. www.biovista.com

More information


  • Osch, Susann van, Burkhard Schaer, Claudia Strauch, Caroline Bauer (2008): Specialised Organic Retail Report Europe 2008. Practical Compendium of the Organic Market in 27 European Countries. ORA, Vienna, EKOZEPT, Montepellier/Freising, Biovista, Ettlingen

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The some 300-page-publication sells at 350 € (net) and may be ordered from EKONZEPT. 


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