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Synthèse de l’étude de cas Biocoop (projet Healthygrowth)

Lamine, Claire and Rousselle, E. (2014) Synthèse de l’étude de cas Biocoop (projet Healthygrowth). [Synthesis of the Biocoop case study report (Healthygrowth project).] .

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Biocoop is a network of organic shops which today gathers 345 shops in France in early 2014 (190 in 2000) and represents about 15% of the organic market in 2012 (versus 2,5% for its main competitor, La Vie Claire, and 47% for the big retailers all together). Right from its beginning, Biocoop chose to put forward its basic values (equity, cooperation, respect of strong social and ecological criteria, transparency and traceability, consumers’ sensitization) through a formal charter and a guideline. This guideline is composed of 4 conventions (retailing, management, social and ecological conventions). Biocoop’s governance has always involved the producers and the employees. Despite this, in the late 1990s and 2000s, Biocoop’s strong and fast growth led to a strong (internal and external) criticism regarding the respect of organic values. In order to react to this trend, from the years 2000s on Biocoop tried to reinforce the application of its values especially by favouring local producers and reinforcing the voice of producers in the governance of the network. The strong formalization of values, participatory governance, controversies and adjustments over time) are analysed in this report part of the Healthygrowth project. This document is a French synthesis of the overall report (http://orgprints.org/29253/).

EPrint Type:Report
Keywords:organic chains, value chains, governance
Subjects: Food systems > Markets and trade
Values, standards and certification > Consumer issues
Food systems > Policy environments and social economy
Research affiliation: European Union > CORE Organic II > HealthyGrowth
France > INRA - Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique
Related Links:http://www.healthygrowth.eu
Deposited By: PENVERN, Servane
ID Code:30734
Deposited On:03 Nov 2016 13:57
Last Modified:03 Nov 2016 13:57
Document Language:French/Francais
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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