Food and Drink

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

Honeybuns adds to gluten-free treats

Honeybuns has expanded its Classic Range of gluten-free cakes with the launch of two new additions: Peanut Blondie and Hazelnut, Dark Chocolate & Cranberry Cake.

The industry’s annual lunch! break

Returning to Excel over 20-21 September, the annual lunch! trade show is expected to receive more than 6,000 visitors over two days, in pursuit of the latest offer of food-to-go launches.

Tree of Life sweetens its offer

To meet the growing demand for naturally sourced sweeteners, Tree of Life has launched a line of Organic Agave and Coconut Syrups.

Top ten vegan-friendly cities named (and London isn’t one of them)

Natural Products News' hometown of Brighton, takes top slot in a new ranking of the UK’s most vegan-friendly cities. London fails to make the top ten.

Organic foods get ‘coronavirus boost’

The coronavirus pandemic is leading to a boost in demand for organic and sustainable foods, reports London-based analyst Ecovia Intelligence.

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.

Almost one in ten Tel Avivians identify as vegan or vegetarian

A new survey commissioned by Tel Aviv Global & Tourism reveals 4% of Tel Aviv residents identify as vegan and 4.5% as vegetarian.

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.

Spotlight series

Soupologie has added three new soups to its offer, fortified with a vegan source of vitamin D3, providing at least 50% RDI in a 300g serving.

Teapigs claims sector first with refreshing new kombucha trio

Teapigs has launched a line of kombuchas, brewed in small batches in the UK using a live SCOBY and the brand’s sustainably sourced tea.

Biona Organic focuses on nature for first brand refresh in ten...

In its first rebrand in over ten years, Biona Organic has unveiled a fresh new look, inspired by nature to reflect its commitment to organic.

The Vegan Kind undergoes vibrant new rebrand to reach broader audience

The Vegan Kind has teamed up with B&B studio to create a more modern look which reflects the brand's identity as ‘a store of tomorrow’.

Oxford Farming Conference confirms Dame Ellen MacArthur as speaker

Dame Ellen MacArthur has been confirmed as a speaker at the next Oxford Farming Conference (OFC), due to be held on 7 January.

Consumers cotton on to organic and ethical clothing

Organic cotton, says the Soil Association (SA) is not only good for the environment, but good for business too, as consumer spend within the category rises.

Sweet Revolution stirs up on-the-go drinks

Sweet Revolution’s new on-the-go instant drinks combine coconut milk powder with unrefined, raw coconut sugar, superfoods and spices.

Piccolo launches campaign to reduce child hunger in the UK

Organic baby food brand Piccolo has launched the One for One campaign to help reduce child hunger by donating pouches to those who need them most.

Pulsin mixes up natural protein powders

Nutritional snack brand Pulsin has launched two new naturally flavoured protein powders in Vanilla and Chocolate varieties.

CEIBA Drinks produces line of cinnamon thirst-quenchers

CEIBA Drinks has created a range which combines Sri Lankan cinnamon and fruit, designed as a refreshing and sophisticated alternative to alcohol.

Marigold creates new superfood condiment

Marigold Health Foods has launched its latest product, Super Engevita Yeast Flakes, described as a ‘superfood condiment’.

Qwrkee creates vegan jerky

The recently launched plant-based brand Qwrkee has now entered the snacking category with a range of vegan jerky.