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OPN Connect Newsletter 190 · October 29, 2020

Top 5 Organic News to Help You Grow


1. Earl’s Organic Promotes Two Employees to Buying Positions

Earl’s Organic congratulates Jonathan Kitchens on his promotion to Purchasing Manager and Carson Evers on his promotion to a Buyer position. Both bring years of experience and a strong commitment to organics in their new roles.   Read More

2. CAP Reforms “Insufficient”

Stemilt January 2021

The EU organic movement has criticized last week’s vote on CAP reform by members of the European Parliament, which saw agriculture ministers reach a compromise agreement. The European Parliament voted against amendments to the proposed new Common Agriculture Policy, “burying hope of real reform,” according to Friends of the Earth Europe.    Read More

3. Loblaw Furthers Food-Waste Reduction Efforts

Loblaw is committing an additional $1 million to onboard its banner stores onto Second Harvest’s FoodRescue.ca platform, which helps eliminate food waste and support local communities.     Read More

4. UK Organic Sales Show Largest Increase In a Decade

Chelan Fresh January 2021

Sales of organic have grown by an impressive 9.5 percent during 2020, marking the largest rise since 2006. The Nielsen data, which is taken up to October 3, 2020, far exceeds last year’s 4.5 percent growth.    Read More

5. Time to Bulk Up with Stemilt’s Artisan Organics Apples & Pears

To ensure retailers make the most of their organic apple and pear categories, Stemilt’s senior marketing manager, Brianna Shales, encourages retailers to plan bulk promotions on Stemilt’s Artisan Organics apples and pears to provide consumers a delightful eating experience.     Read More

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