Whole Foods Market is planning to close its Giffnock and Cheltenham stores, however a final decision won’t be made until after a 30-day consultation period.
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Shoppers will know straight away that things are going to be different at Whole Foods Market, when Amazon completes its $14 billion acquisition of the natural food retailer on Monday (18 August).
Homeplatz has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund its online portal, which will offer hassle-free shopping for natural groceries at wholesale prices.
Amazon, the world’s biggest online retailer, is buying Whole Foods Market in a deal valued at approximately $13.7bn.
Holland & Barrett’s ‘Innovation Pitch Live’ will be back at Natural & Organic Products Europe for a second year.
Aldi is making a further push to steal customers away from the big US natural food retailers such as Whole Foods Market and Trader Joe.
With Organic September round the corner, the Soil Association predicts overall value of the organic market in the UK to exceed £2BN by the end of this year.
Organic superfood sports supplements brand Motion Nutrition has signed a deal with Whole Foods Market to stock its products in its London stores.
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 […]
Acai superfood brand Sambazon has secured its first major UK listing for its fresh Acai bowl offering with Whole Foods Market.
During February and March Mr Organic took part in the Whole Planet Foundation campaign to raise funds for the global charity.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]