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

Daylesford toasts milestones with new canned organic wines

Daylesford brings to market new on-the-go alcohol options, with two organic, vegan sparkling wines in a tin, produced in Italy.

The BOOMs are back

The industry sees the return of the BOOM awards, as the Soil Association partners with Ocado to celebrate the best of the organic market.

European foods to ‘remain’ on Christmas menus

A study by bakery expert St Pierre shows a third of Brits plan to keep a taste of the EU on their plates this Christmas as Brexit approaches.

Immune systems get a boost with Gusto

Natural drinks brand Gusto has introduced two new functional drinks which deliver a daily vitamin boost to shore up the immune system.

BOL powers up meal replacement sector with plant-based whole food shakes

BOL Foods is aiming to shake up the growing meal replacement category with a line of Power Shakes made exclusively from real whole foods.

Soil Association Certification calls on retailers for data

Ahead of its Organic Market 2021 report, the SA is compiling data on 2020 sales of organic and it needs indies to contribute.

‘Grow Back Greener’ with organic, urges Alara founder

Speaking during an interview with the FDF, Alara founder says organic food and farming should be at the heart of ‘Grow Back Greener’ efforts.

Figures reveal highest UK organic market growth for over a decade

Soil Association Certification has released brand-new sales figures for the organic market showing the highest UK growth for over a decade.

Veganuary hits the one million mark

The annual Veganuary campaign is celebrating hitting a major milestone as it passes one million official participants.

Have a berry peaceful sleep with Pukka Herbs

Pukka Herbs’ latest addition is Organic Night Time Berry tea - the ultimate restorative and restful blend with immune-supporting ingredients.

Map designed to highlight free kids’ meals during half term

Following the decision not to extend free school meals over half term a map has been designed to highlight where families can go for support.

UK start-up brings authentic Korean kimchi line to market

Roots of Kimchi is a newly launched company producing authentic kimchi using fresh, natural ingredients and traditional family recipes.

Spanish plant-based meat brand enters UK market

Spanish brand Heura has entered the UK ­- initially into The Vegan Kind and Planet Organic - with its range of plant-based ‘meat’ products.

Holy Moly shakes up RTD sector

Aiming to disrupt the RTD category, Holy Moly has created the UK’s first range of cold-pressed Nutshakes made from raw almond milk.

MPs reject bid to protect post-Brexit food standards

Last night saw MPs reject an amendment to the Agriculture Bill designed to ensure post-Brexit food imports meet domestic legal standards.

Tideford announces major growth drive

Tideford Organics has announced its biggest ever marketing investment of £1 million as it aims to become a £15 million brand by 2023.

Pip & Nut launches charity limited edition

Pip & Nut has launched the latest in its limited edition line-up, Gingerbread Almond Butter, supporting the Hackney Foodbank charity.

Jarvis Cocker creates limited edition brew for Dragonfly Teas

Dragonfly Tea has teamed up with musician, BBC 6 Music presenter and JARV IS... frontman Jarvis Cocker to launch a special edition tea.

HiP unwraps UK-first oat milk chocolate bars

Founded by James Cadbury, HiP (Happiness in Plants) is aiming to ‘storm the confectionery market’ with the UK’s first oat milk chocolate.

Frozen fees continue for SA licensees

Following an announcement in March that the SA would freeze its fee increase, the charity has announced a further freeze until 31 March.