The Dutch organic market was valued at Euro 1.1B in 2015, 15% up on 2014. % of all food sales are organic. Conversion of farm land grows at 2.5%.
Consumer Preferences & Channels
45% of all organic sales are via multiple retailers Albert Heijn (25%)and Jumbo (20%), the former very heavily focused on own label organic. 115 of the 365 natural food specialist stores and health shops in the Netherlands in 2012 were supplied by Udea, Natudis or Odin.
Ekoplaza (part owned by Udea) and Goodys enjoyed a reported 30 % Share in 2012, with supermarkets accounting for 55%. Weekly markets, farm-gate sales and Internet stores accounted for 7 %. Retailer Ahold reintroduced its organic brand in 2015 and is actively leading supply stakeholders. Specialty stores are reported as having to fight to keep up with mults growth.
In 2015 the largets three categories were Bread.baked (39%), Grocery (30%) and Eggs (10%).
Under the control of EU regulation. Any food product sold as 'organic' falls under the EU regulations 834/2007 and 889/2008.
This means that the product must have been produced to these regulations and inspected and certified by a registered EU certification body.
Currently non-foods (e.g textiles and health & beauty products) are not covered by the scope of this regulation.
Bio-Beurs 2020 - January 22nd -23rd - Zwolle.
The Bio-beurs is the leading organic trade fair in the Netherlands. The over 80 workshops and lectures set a stage for a lively discussion on future trends and developments in the organic chain. With the innovation awards a podium for product innovation in the organic sector has been created. For those who orientate on organic production or have a trade or profession in this direction, the Bio-beurs is a fast and attractive way get to know the whole organic sector! Find out more.
Sources & Links to Further Info
Bionext are the Dutch body responsibly for coordination of organic national marketing campaigns and action plans. http://www.bionext.nl/
Key domestic certifier is SKAL who are part subsidised by the Dutch government to perform domestic certification - http://www.skal.nl
Dutch certifiers verify the use of the nation Eko logo, which has slowly lost ground the EU leaf logo.