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Organic supermarkets: why it pays to buy organic products and which are the 4 best chains in Italy
03-07-2018 (Last Updated 12-09-2018)
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Choosing to shop in organic supermarkets is not just a fashion, but a real lifestyle that brings health benefits and protects the environment.
In Italy, over the years, the choice of preferring organic specialty stores to the classic supermarkets, has become increasingly popular, so much so that it has led to the birth of several organic supermarket chains.
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Before finding out which are the 4 best organic chain stores, let’s find out what is the production of products derived from organic farming and sustainable livestock and what are the average costs of a 100% organic grocery by answering some questions:
What are organic products?
Organic products are foods such as bread, pasta, rice, fruit, vegetables, cheese and cookies, cereals and meat made without the use of pesticides and preservatives. More and more people are choosing to buy organic meat or organic fruits and vegetables, aware of how good these products are for their health.
In addition to food products, on the market there are non-food products for personal hygiene (e.g. organic make-up such as mineral foundations), household cleaning, clothing or for the office.
Why is organic food so popular?
Organic products like them because they are made in total respect for the environment, which brings a number of health benefits.
Moreover, they are good and nutritious.
Is it true that organic products cost more than others?
On balance, it is not, because if you choose to shop in an organic supermarket you are buying a product whose production required the employment of skilled workers and high production costs, therefore, even though an organic product has a slightly higher cost than a traditional one, you gain in quality.
What are the factors that affect the cost of organic products?
– Processing into processed products (such as pasta).
Why is it worthwhile to consume organic products?
Because they are healthier and more nutritious than traditional products.
How much does 100% organic shopping cost?
Organic products cost on average 30 or 40% more than traditional products.
A classic shopping trip for 4 people, consisting of pasta, bread, legumes, milk, sugar, vegetables, fruit and dessert, in a traditional supermarket costs between 30 and 50 euros.
The same expense, in an organic supermarket, has a cost that goes from 40 to 60 euro.
Organic supermarkets to know
The supermarket chain B’io is present throughout Italy, offers organic food products, but also has a wide selection of cosmetics, hygiene and household cleaning products.
Every month it offers interesting discounts on various products.
The company offers the possibility to open organic products stores in franchising.
It is probably the most famous chain of organic supermarkets.
The company began its journey in the 90s and since then has expanded in Spain and also has a wellness center.
Inside the stores it is possible to find a magazine that helps to keep updated on the latest news.
On the website you can find all the useful information to open an organic supermarket in franchising.
For fans of online shopping, Solmeo is a point of reference.
The philosophy of Solmeo is simple and ingenious at the same time: small organic producers make a common front by selling household products and food.
Once the order is placed, it will arrive directly at home.
Organic products are friends of the environment, so even non-food products have very specific characteristics:
– They are biodegradable
– 100% compostable
– Not tested on animals.
Qui Bio sells non-food products such as glasses, plates, diapers, gifts, stationery … disposable.
In addition to large retail chains, in Italy, more and more often you can see independent stores and consortia made thanks to the goodwill of small entrepreneurs of organic, because to live well is important to choose carefully what you buy.