Turnover: 690 million EUR (2022)

Country: France

  • Founded in 1998 by Tristan Lecompte, Alter Eco is a pioneer in the sale of fair trade products in supermarkets and hypermarkets. Its products are available in most supermarkets and hypermarkets.
  • In 2013, it joined Bjorg and Bonneterre in the Ecotone group.
  • The company markets all kinds of food products.
  • Teas and infusions: seven different products, including 3 Rooibos
  • Coffee: three ranges in bean, ground and soluble.

february 3, 2021 - Ecotone or the great organic champion - source(L'usine nouvelle)

  • 625 million euros in sales by 2020 (including 400 million in France) thanks to its Bjorg, Bonneterre and Alter Eco brands

may 11, 2020 - Alter Eco: a brand committed to a better future - source(Pour nourrir demain)

  • 62 references
  • 13.5 million products sold in 2019
  • 20 partner cooperatives in 16 countries
  • 7,000 points of sale in France
  • The company neutralized its CO2 emissions in 2010
  • Alter Eco only works with small family farms

News

Organic crisis: the worst is over for the owner of Bjorg and Alter Eco 28/03/2024

  • Ecotone, European leader in organic products,
  • Bjorg, Bonneterre and Alter Eco chocolate brands
  • Group sales were stable at 693 million euros, but down 6% in volume.
  • Three quarters of Ecotone's business is with supermarket chains, which account for 53% of market share.
  • Two plants in France and seven others in Italy, Spain, England and Germany
  • 1.600 employees

Ecotone invests in Gironde to triple organic coffee production 24/11/2023

  • The Ecotone group has achieved sales of 690 million euros in 2022.
  • The burn plant inaugurated by Ecotone and Destination Bio covers more than 9,000 square meters and employs 60 people.
  • Investment in the new Destination Bio site amounts to 10 million euros.
  • The plant's production capacity is 3,500 tonnes per year
  • Destination Bio's market share in the organic coffee sector is 46%.
  • Destination Bio's sales total 21 million euros, rising to 50 million euros if sales under other brands are included.
  • Organic coffee sales represent 5% of a French market worth over 3 billion euros.
  • Organic coffee sales increased by 13% in value in 2023. Sales of fair-trade coffee and tea account for 60% of Destination Bio's sales, with a target of 70% of sales over the next 2 years.

Ecotone inaugurates its European coffee and tea production unit b 21/10/2023

  • On October 19, 2023, the Ecotone group inaugurated its new European production facility for organic coffees and teas, in Cestas, Gironde.
  • 10 million euros have been invested in this new production unit
  • The first year's production is estimated at around 5.5 million packs of coffee (2,650 t) and 1 million whole-leaf tea bags (100 t).
  • The plant is designed to process up to 9,000 t of roasted coffee per year.
  • Nearly 50% of coffee volumes are packed in beans.
  • For organic teas, 30% of the volume is blended and flavored.
  • The plant's production capacity is designed to support the growth of the Destination, Bonneterre, Clipper, Alter Eco and Naturela brands.

Ecotone inaugurates its organic coffee and tea production facility 21/10/2023

  • Écotone has invested 10 million euros in a new production site in Cestas.
  • Production capacity at the new site is 3,200 tonnes of coffee a year, with a medium-term perspective of 4,500 tonnes, and in the longer term, up to 6,000 tonnes.
  • Production is 100% organic for both coffee and tea, and the plant has a zero landfill waste policy (85% of waste is recycled or composted).
  • The site employs sixty people.
  • Ecotone's sales in 2022 are expected to total 690 million euros.
  • The company employs 1,600 people.
  • Currently, 60% of the coffee produced is fair trade
  • In addition to coffee, the plant produces 100 tonnes of organic tea.

Financial Data

DUNS: 970502761

Legal Name: ECOTONE

Address: 217 CHE DU GRAND REVOYET , 69230 SAINT-GENIS-LAVAL

Number of employees: Entre 100 et 199 salariés (2021)

Capital: 6 132 610 EUR


Financial Data:

Year 2022 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015
Turnover - - - - - - - -
Gross margin (€) 14 707 997 18 801 552 24 365 451 25 351 166 25 535 743 25 801 931 27 541 324 27 213 540
EBITDA (€) -2 309 069 -347 583 -585 963 57 814 15 316 -289 187 -706 206 155 914
Operating profit (€) -2 615 192 -722 349 -1 017 082 -350 977 -7 778 606 -200 779 -821 029 -761 248
Net profit (€) -815 049 90 015 100 -1 245 707 26 202 856 7 468 726 -68 620 3 938 059 12 024 204
Turnover growth rate (%) - - - - - - - -
Ebitda margin rate (%) - - - - - - - -
Operating margin rate (%) - - - - - - - -
Working Capital (turnover days) - - - - - - - -
Working Capital requirements (turnover days) - - - - - - - -
Net margin (%) - - - - - - - -
Added value / Turnover (%) - - - - - - - -
Wages and social charges (€) 11 118 979 12 428 694 12 137 014 9 867 649 10 646 484 10 818 769 8 969 503 8 153 887
Salaries / Turnover (%) - - - - - - - -

Company Managers:

Position First Name Last Name Age Linkedin
Président Christophe Barnouin 56

Studies mentioning this company

The organic chocolate market - France

Other companies mentioned:

  • Ecotone Groupe (Alter Eco, Bjorg, Bonneterre)
  • Ethiquable
  • Jardin Bio (Léa Nature)
  • Cémoi (Sweet Products)
  • Biocoop
  • Biomonde
  • La vie Claire
  • Ferrero
  • Lindt & Sprungli
  • Mondelez
  • Jean Louis Boyère Vijaya
  • Vahiné (McCormic France)
  • Kaoka
  • Ombar
  • Moulin Meckert (Moulin des Moines)
  • Nestlé Groupe
  • Mars Group
  • Les Biolonistes
  • Rapunzel
The soybean market - France

Other companies mentioned:

  • Euralis
  • HUILERIE GID
  • Semences de France
  • Olga Groupe (Triballat Noyal)
  • Alpro (Promavel)
  • Bjorg (Ecotone)
  • Ecotone Groupe (Alter Eco, Bjorg, Bonneterre)
The infusion market - France

Other companies mentioned:

  • Lipton (Unilever)
  • Twinings Foods International
  • La Tisanière
  • Ecotone Groupe (Alter Eco, Bjorg, Bonneterre)
  • Thés Éléphant (Scoop TI)
  • Yogi Tea
  • Kusmi Tea - ORIENTIS Gourmet
  • Mariage Frères
  • Pages Infusions
  • Clipper Tea
  • Le Palais des Thés
  • Les jardins de Gaïa (MAKA)
  • Herbissima
  • Thés de la Pagode
  • La Route des Comptoirs
  • SCOP-TI
  • Betjeman & Barton
  • Comptoir Francais du thé
  • Les 2 Marmottes
  • Chic des plantes
  • Happy plantes
  • Unilever
  • Oviatis
The coffee market - France

Other companies mentioned:

  • JDE Jacobs Douwe Egberts (JAB Holding)
  • Méo Fichaux
  • Malongo, Cie Mediterranéenne des Cafés
  • Lavazza Groupe
  • Café Richard Groupe
  • Folliet
  • Ecotone Groupe (Alter Eco, Bjorg, Bonneterre)
  • Café Legal
  • Etienne Coffee & Shop
  • Tails.com (Nestlé Purina)
  • Maison Lagrange
  • Cafés Albert
  • Coffea
  • Cafés Sati
  • Ricardo- Cafés Richard Groupe
The tea market - France

Other companies mentioned:

  • Kusmi Tea - ORIENTIS Gourmet
  • Le Palais des Thés
  • Pages Infusions
  • Les jardins de Gaïa (MAKA)
  • Herbissima
  • Thés de la Pagode
  • Comptoirs Richard
  • SCOP-TI
  • George Cannon
  • La Route des Comptoirs
  • La compagnie coloniale
  • Betjeman & Barton
  • Comptoir Francais du thé
  • JDE France (Jacobs Douwe Egberts)
  • Lipton (Unilever)
  • Tetley
  • Twinings Foods International
  • Yogi Tea
  • La Tisanière
  • Les 2 Marmottes
  • Thés Éléphant (Scoop TI)
  • Etienne Coffee & Shop
  • Unilever
  • Nestlé Groupe
  • Maison Bourgeon
  • Ethiquable
  • Dammann Frères (Illy Group)
  • Maison Lagrange
  • Coffea
  • Ecotone Groupe (Alter Eco, Bjorg, Bonneterre)
  • Mariage Frères

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