Cruelty Free International launches campaign to end animal testing for cleaning products

Cruelty Free International has launched an EU-wide campaign to stop animal testing for cleaning products after it successfully campaigned for an EU ban on testing cosmetics on animals. “A growing number of Leaping Bunny certified cruelty-free companies like The Co-operative, Marks and Spencer, Waitrose, Ecover, method and Bio-D have proven it is possible to make […]

August 3, 2015 Continue Reading
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Whole Foods enters price-match scrum

Whole Foods Market has introduced ‘price match’ tickets on thousands of branded products, reports The Grocer. Posters have gone up in Whole Foods stores with the message ‘same brand, same price’. Whole Foods new in-store marketing material is apparently careful not specify which retailer it is price matching. But the food industry weekly quotes ‘sources’ […]

May 6, 2014 Continue Reading

Duchy’s 2013 results enable £2.8 million donation

Organic food brand Duchy Originals, which celebrated its 21st anniversary last year, has donated £2.8 million to The Prince of Wales’ Charitable Foundation following the receipt of royalties totalling £2.96 million in the year ended March 2013. Founded in 1979, the foundation is one of the largest independent foundations in the UK and supports responsible […]

January 3, 2014 Continue Reading

“People buying into organic again” – Waitrose boss

Waitrose saw sales of organic food rise 6.6% in the last quarter, reports The Grocer. Speaking at the opening of its new Greenwich branch, Waitrose MD said he attributed the sales upturn to increasing consumer concern over traceability and authenticity. “I think it’s in reaction to GM, Horsegate and the neonicotinoids debate,” he said, adding […]

June 25, 2013 Continue Reading

Waitrose bans neonicotinoids from supply chain

 Waitrose is telling its fruit, vegetable and flower suppliers to stop using three neonicotinoid pesticides that have been linked to the destruction of bee colonies. Under a ‘Seven Point Plan for Pollinators’ that begins immediately, farmers supplying the retailer must stop using three systemic formulations of neonicotinoids by the end of 2014 at the latest. […]

April 25, 2013 Continue Reading