According to Olivier Mével, a teacher-researcher and agri-food industry specialist, the General Assembly on the State of Food and the reform of the French Commercial Code only further strengthen the influence of large and medium-sized supermarkets (GMS) on farmers. (Article in French)
It was last week in Orléans. For two days, Open Agrifood was where ideas were brainstormed and different viewpoints on the future of our food were tackled through a multitude of conferences, debates and workshops, all of them of the highest quality. Among the speakers was Guillaume Gomez, chef at the Élysée… (Article in French)
Auchan has entered into a partnership with the Chinese internet sales giant Alibaba to develop links between traditional and digital commerce, an area where projects are prospering and interactions between stores and online sales platforms are multiplying. (Article in French)
Carrefour has decided to enter into the game of protecting biodiversity. Launched last Wednesday, this campaign, doubled with a petition, is already getting tongues wagging. (Article in French)
Self-service harvesting directly in the fields: for the last 40 years at the Ferme du Logis, in Yvelines, the Cochin family has been operating a pick-your-own system for clients at its farm, bringing producers and customers as close as it gets. (Article in French)
The UFC condemns the prices and prohibitive margins exercised by retailers on organic products. (Article in French)
Amazon is once again shaking up the retail sector, with the announcement Friday it will acquire upscale US grocer Whole Foods Market, known for its pricey organic options, in a deal that underscores the online giant’s growing influence in the economy.
Today, fifteen farmers participated in an inspection of food labels in a supermarket on Rue de la Boétie in Paris. (Article in French)
The group of independent retailers E. Leclerc announced Friday that it hopes to eliminate all potentially carcinogenic packaging for products sold in its aisles by 2017. (Article in French)
A Le Monde article reviews the progress made by La Louve, a collaborative supermarket, and the way it is spreading throughout France.