3. What can we learn from booming organic retail in France?
That is the main question of the workshop about specialized organic retail. Eva Lacarce from the secor umbrella Agence Bio presents the recent developments in the French organic market. In five years the organic sales almost doubled. And what is even more remarkable: the sales in the organic shops doubled in this period van 1,5 to 3 billion Euro’s. Is it the French policy, is it the French consumer, is it the professionalism of the French organic shops? What is their secret?
ECOZEPT, a German-French consulting and research agency that develops solutions for sustainable agriculture and food systems, did a recent study towards developments in the European specialized organic retail. Denise Gider, ECOZEPT project manager in the domain of circular economy and consulting in strategic and operational marketing, will present “the challenges and success factors of the specialized organic retail in difficult times”.
Dick Veerman, initiator and moderator of Foodlog.nl and well known independent sharp mind on nutrition, food politics foodmarketing, will give his view on the success of the French organic retail and the differences and similarities with the Dutch organic market. Dick lives partially in France.
After the presentations three specialists of the Dutch organic retail sector takes place in the panel: Roosmarijn Saat (Gimsel Rotterdam), Merle Koomans van den Dries (Odin) and Geert-Jan Smits (Ekoplaza). In the panel discussion with the audience we are debating successful strategies that can be taken up to boost the Dutch organic retail.
Dick Veerman - Foodlog
Eva Lacarce - AgenceBio
Denise Gider - Ecozept
Merle Koomans van den Dries - Odin
Roosmarijn Saat - Gimsel Rotterdam
Geert-Jan Smits - Ekoplaza
Bavo van den Idsert - Bionext