Half of the French population say that they have changed shopping habits or eating patterns over the past three years.  For 48% of French people, this means adopting locally-sourced products and short supply chains, a criterion which features among the top five commitments by French people for healthy eating and better eating.1

This movement is set to gain momentum, in particular due to growing awareness of the importance of food sovereignty. Consumers expect these guarantees of proximity and origin from organic companies, who are thus required to provide additional evidence of their responsibility, whatever their sector of activity. Regional preference, activism or guarantee of quality, buying as close as possible to producers is indeed an approach supported by consumers. This local patriotism is important for sectors that struggle to obtain certification, when the foreign offer is more attractive.

However, there is no official definition of “local product” because the notion of proximity fluctuates according to the regions, the products, the consideration or not of their transformation.

Thus, among the information provided in this trail: the radius in which ingredients are sourced, the percentage of ingredients from a local supply chain, the place where the product is made and packed, and information on specific labels or regional wording.

In 2022, Natexpo thus offers people the opportunity to target potential new partners on precise origin criteria to stand out in an organic market which is becoming increasingly demanding on this point.

1 Bio Agency / CSA Barometer

 

Sunday 18th September 2022

10:00am War, shortage and solutions: what French alternatives to globalized ingredients and products?
With Delphine Dubois and Elodie Germain, LES 3 CHOUETTES
Agora

10:00am AB-certified CBD: a natural process and 100%-French production/processing
With Christophe Latouche, L CHANVRE
Innovation Forum

10:30am Innovate with sustainable organic ingredients: close-up on ‘local’ ingredients
>> Organic Ingredients Discovery Tour: meeting ‘local’ organic ingredient suppliers
With Gaëlle Frémont, INGREBIO
Organic Ingredients Forum

12:00pm Local and organic produce: an essential alliance
With Sauveur Fernandez, ECONOVATEUR
Organic Trends Forum

3:00pm Opening a factory in France: a response to ecological and social issues
With Kilian O’Neill and Geoffroy Blondel de Joigny, NATUROPERA
Agora

 

Monday 19th September 2022

11:30am The advantage of offering your customers 100% natural French cosmetics          
With PHYT’S
Cosmetic Innovations Forum

12:00pm Supply chain traceability: how the blockchain might revolutionise our approach to transparency
With Cédric Richard, NATURE AND EXPRESSION – ENGLISH TEA SHOP, Adrien Weitzman, BIO LINEAIRES and Maxine Roper, CONNECTING FOOD
Innovation Forum

3:00pm The local offering: primary selling point in organic shops
With Marithé Castaing, CLUSTER BIO, Thomas Vivier Merle, RELAIS LOCAL, Jeannette Pegon et Vincent Billardello, SO.BIO – BIO C’BON and Marjorie François, SAVEUR NATURE
Agora

4:30pm Local and organic produce: an essential alliance
With Sauveur Fernandez, ECONOVATEUR
Organic Trends Forum

 

Tuesday 20th September 2022

11:00am The French sector of fragrant, aromatic and medicinal plants 
With the markets, research and forecasting department of FRANCE AGRIMER 
Dietary Supplements Forum

12:00pm Urban commerce, how to take part in developing active forms of mobility
With Cyrille Cointre, BEKILLE and FEDERATION DES USAGERS DE LA BICYCLETTE 
Agora

12:00pm Creating added value by local organic sectors: illustrations with the sugar sector 
With Eva Coudray, BIO EN HAUTS DE FRANCE
Organic Ingredients Forum

1:00pm The impact of a local brand in supporting and developing a sector: feedback on the Isère brand
With Geoffrey Lafosse, IS HERE and Emmanuelle DARPEIX, BUREAU ALPES CONTROLES
Agora

2:00pm The benefits of fair trade to consolidate the development of the organic sector in France 
With Julie Maisonhaute, COMMERCE ÉQUITABLE FRANCE  
Organic Ingredients Forum

4:00pm Local and organic produce: an essential alliance
With Sauveur Fernandez, ECONOVATEUR
Organic Trends Forum

 

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