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Whole Foods extends app-based delivery partnership – will indies follow?

Home delivery service Quiqup is expanding its partnership with Whole Foods Market, reports The Grocer. Quiqup’s app-based delivery service proved popular when it was trialled in two Whole Foods stores in London earlier this year and is now being rolled out to seven of its London stores. Quiqup offers customers – who place orders direct […]

June 14, 2016 Continue Reading
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Aldi’s big push into organic and fee-from “should terrify” Whole Foods

US website Business Insider says that Aldi’s repositioning in America as a healthier food retailer with a strong organic and free-from offer “should terrify” Whole Foods Market. Business Insider says that the German discounter, which plans to have 2,000 stores in the US by 2018, could represent a direct threat to Whole Foods’ lower cost chain […]

February 13, 2016 Continue Reading
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Organic September hits the mark

This year’s Organic September achieved a fantastic reach both through social media, traditional media and the concerted effort from stores across the country. Throughout the month the press coverage reached over 30 million across nationals, consumer and trade, and there was blogger outreach of over 250,000 views. Over 1,000 packs of the campaign’s POS material […]

October 30, 2015 Continue Reading
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Get set for Organic Beauty Week

This year’s Organic Beauty Week is kicking off on 14 September, so ensure you make the most of the campaign to drive both awareness and sales. This year’s theme is based around the Soil Association’s Campaign for Clarity, and the Soil Association is encouraging all organic beauty retailers, brands and producers to get involved during […]

September 1, 2015 Continue Reading

Organic September sees strong support from trade

A raft of businesses have already listed their support for the Soil Association’s Organic September this year. They range from multiples such as Ocado and M&S and specialist chains such as Whole Foods Market and Planet Organic, to  independent health stores and wholesalers, box schemes and processors as well as brand new organic businesses. The Better […]

August 14, 2015 Continue Reading

Whole Foods Market hosts Jax Coco workshop

Jax Coco is holding a Coconut Oil Workshop event at Whole Foods Market, Kensington, on Wednesday 15 July from 7-9pm. The ‘100 Uses for Coconut Oil’ workshop aims to show how to utilise coconut oil through beauty treatments, for summer skin protection and hydration, and in healthy recipes. A panel of experts will be on […]

July 6, 2015 Continue Reading

Whole Foods bosses admit “weighing errors” but deny systematic overcharging

Whole Foods Market co-CEOs John Mackey and Walter Robb have admitted that some of the retailer’s New York stores have been overcharging customers due to “weighing errors”. The pair took to YouTube this week following a recent investigation by the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) uncovered what it called “systematic overcharging for pre-packaged […]

July 3, 2015 Continue Reading

Organic indie sales growth outperforms multiples

In 2014 growth among independent retailers significantly outpaced that of the supermarkets, according to the recently published Soil Association Organic Market Report 2015. The report reveals that sales outside multiples rose by 8.7% to £558.6 million, exceeding £10 million a week for the first time and representing 30% of the organic market. A recent Soil […]

March 2, 2015 Continue Reading

Organic sales predicted to hit £2bn in 2016

Leading organic businesses expect the organic market to grow steadily through 2015 with the prospect that sales will break through the £2 billion barrier in 2016.* According to surveys conducted in early 2015 by the Soil Association, 76% of wholesalers, 67% of independent retailers and 63% of leading organic brands anticipate increased sales in 2015. […]

March 2, 2015 Continue Reading

News in Brief

Fruit Heroes has arrived in the UK from Denmark where 36 million of the fruit bars are consumed each year. With no added preservatives or sugar, the range comprises: Apple & Raspberry, Banana, Strawberry and Blackcurrant. HayMax is one of ten SMEs which has won a coveted place on The Guardian’s trade mission to Atlanta […]

February 26, 2015 Continue Reading