Food and Drink

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

Piccolo offers placements to young people through Government scheme

Organic baby and toddler food brand Piccolo has secured the opportunity to offer job placements to through the Government’s Kickstart scheme. 

#NotInMySupermarket, declares the Co-op

The Co-op has become the first UK supermarket to declare it has ‘no current plans’ to change its policy on GMOs.

A ‘vote of confidence’ for Fairtrade

Fairtrade Foundation says rising demand for Fairtrade reflects the extent to which the pandemic has sparked increased 'global consciousness’.

Time to ‘demonstrate leadership’ on GMOs, supermarkets told

Supermarkets have been told it’s time to ‘demonstrate leadership’ and stop stocking foods produced from gene-edited crops and animals.

UK organic market hits a 15-year high

The UK organic market is now worth £2.79 billion after hitting a 15-year high in 2020 when it saw a 12.6% growth in sales.

ProVeg Incubator and AAFPP team for Russia plant-based food tech accelerator

ProVeg Incubator has partnered with the Association of Alternative Food Producers to launch Russia's first plant-based start-up incubator.

Plant-based diet hailed as ‘cost-effective’ by Soil Association CEO

Channel 4 news has interviewed Helen Browning, CEO of the SA, about plant-based diets and the importance of reducing ultra-processed foods.

New Knocknacarra concept store opened by Evergreen Healthfoods

Family-run Irish retailer Evergreen Healthfoods has opened a new concept store in Galway, at the Gateway Shopping Park in Knocknacarra.

Organic Apoteke introduces functional herbal tea collection

Organic Apoteke’s new herbal teas have been formulated to nourish, aid digestion, strengthen the nervous system and encourage detoxification.

BeeZee goes live to support local high street

Offering indie high street retailers the chance to benefit from an online storefront, BeeZee has launched to enable users to shop locally.

The Oxford Real Farming Conference goes global

The Oxford Real Farming Conference says taking the event online provided 'a platform for marginalized and under-represented voices’.

News in brief

Plant-based food brand Heura has made an in-kind donation to UK food charity Refettorio Felix to help provide meals to Londoners in need.

Sheese reveals contemporary new look to broaden consumer appeal

Bute Island Foods’ plant-based ‘cheese’ brand Sheese unveils updated packaging as part of the company’s biggest ever marketing investment. 

Field Doctor prescribes health-boosting ready meals

Field Doctor has launched in the UK with a range of ‘nutritionally-supercharged’ ready meals designed to improve specific areas of health.

Pukka creates new Night Time tea blend

Pukka Herbs’ newest bedtime tea Night Time Berry has been formulated as a restorative, restful blend with immunity-supporting ingredients. 

Hibiscus: the latest superfood powder from Aduna

Lauded by the brand as 2021’s ‘vibrant new superfood’, Hibiscus Superfood Powder is the newest addition to Aduna’s stable.

Good Club introduces zero waste delivery service

Good Club is now offering access to affordable, sustainable household staples delivered milkman-style in returnable and reusable packaging.

Alara claims cereal brand first with Scope 3 CO2e declaration

Alara Wholefoods has announced it has become the first cereal manufacturer in the world to declare the Scope 3 CO2e of its products.

OF&G: no evidence that GE provides ‘quick fix’

The launch of a new gene editing (GE) consultation by George Eustice, Environment Secretary, has been welcomed by OF&G.

Wild Oats celebrates 40th anniversary

A Bristol institution and pioneer in its field, indie health store and community hub Wild Oats Natural Foods is celebrating 40 years.