Food and Drink

Bringing the natural and organic products industry the latest food and drink news from around the UK and Ireland.

Burger King becomes first fast-food outlet in Africa to offer V-Label...

Burger King has introduced vegan meat alternatives in Africa, the first fast-food outlet in the continent to offer V-Label plant-based meats.

Biotiful announces launch of ‘world’s first’ oat kefir

Biotiful has taken its first step into the plant-based sector with the launch of the ‘world’s first’ line of Plant Based Oat Kefir drinks.

Farmers on the front line of climate change

As the world prepares for COP26, farmers have been sharing their experiences ‘on the front line of climate change’.

Planet Organic set to open its doors in Bermondsey

Planet Organic is opening in Bermondsey on 21st September, its 12th store and the first of three new sites it plans to open this year.

82% of Veganuary recruits sticking to new habits six months on

Veganuary reports that six months on from its annual campaign, 82% of new recruits were still consuming 50% less meat and animal products.  

Rashford urges MPs to end ‘devastating’ child food poverty

Footballer Marcus Rashford is urging MPs to back recommendations made in the National Food Strategy to address rising food insecurity levels.  

The People’s Pantry delivers zero-waste shopping to North London

Utilizing ‘Ernie’, a repurposed, battery-powered vintage milk float, The People’s Pantry is selling packaging-free essentials in Muswell Hill.

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Nourish London’s new Limited Edition – Celebrating 10 Years of Green Beauty Collection marks its decade in business.

New Rude Health ad campaign challenges preconceptions of dairy-free

Rude Health’s first mass reach, multi-channel campaign, created in conjunction with creative agency BMB, is set to go live on 6 September.

Deliciously Ella co-founders bring business back to family

The team behind Deliciously Ella ­have announced they have bought out all their investors, turning the company back into a family business.

Record engagement as Organic September 2021 bursts to life

The month-long, industry-wide celebration of Organic September kicks off today, as the Soil Association and OTB report record engagement.

Greencity trials e-trike deliveries to help mitigate pollution in Glasgow

Scottish co-op Greencity has started using an electric powered trike to deliver food to cafes, restaurants and retailers in Glasgow.

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Radnor Hills has partnered with The Pink Ribbon Foundation to support breast cancer charities and UK families living with cancer.

Munchy Seeds teams with Greener Earth Project

Munchy Seeds is furthering its efforts to become a more sustainable food business through a collaboration with Greener Earth Project.

S-Ventures announces purchase of UK plant-based brand Pulsin

S-Ventures PLC has announced the acquisition of 100% of the share capital of the UK plant-based nutrition brand Pulsin.

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Toast Ale's new Raspberry Sour low-alcohol beer is made with surplus bread and wonky raspberries in collaboration with Rubies in the Rubble.

H&B’s George Dymond to replace Planet Organic’s Peter Marsh

Following the announcement that Peter Marsh is due to retire as Planet Organic CEO, the chain confirms his successor is George Dymond of H&B.

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Female-founded Montanya has brought to the UK its sustainable craft rum, produced in its B Corp-certified distillery in the Rocky Mountains.

Gen Z: hungry for radical change

A study of 2,000 European Gen Zers showed that this young demographic is hungry for radical change and an overhaul of the food system.

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Meal subscription service Tastily has a bold rebrand as part of its goal to lead the pre-made meal delivery category and rival recipe boxes.