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

Purition expands vegan options

Natural wholefood shake brand Purition has added to its vegan range with three new variants: Vegan Coconut, Vegan Pistachio and Vegan Almond.

OTB welcomes new general manager

Last month saw the appointment of Cristina Dimetto as the OTB's new general manager, who joins ahead of this year’s Organic September campaign.

Urgent wake up call to Government to ‘fix the failings of...

The Select Committee on Food, Poverty, Health and the Environment has published a report questioning the affordability of the recommended healthy diet.

Aussie brand lands in UK to pimp up meals

Australian brand Pimp My Salad has entered the UK market, offering a three-strong range of innovative vegan meal toppers. Created using slow-dried cooking techniques to...

Body and Mind Botanicals claims UK CBD first

British organic wellness brand Body and Mind Botanicals has introduced what it asserts is a UK first: Cannabis Infused Dark Chocolate Buttons.

Demand for organic reaches three-year high, Soil Association reveals

Nielsen data shows that UK sales of organic food and drink are running at a three year high, the Soil Association has revealed.

Moving Mountains ‘bleeding’ burger makes retail debut

Moving Mountains has announced the retail debut of its ‘bleeding’ Burger this month through a partnership with online supermarket Ocado.

Brighton welcomes new plant-based burger delivery service

Brighton is to become the first location for new plant-based business Clean Kitchen Club, delivering vegan burgers to the doorsteps of local residents.

Dairy-free start-up Nooj launches into Planet Organic

New nut concentrate brand Nooj has launched onto the market with its first retail listing in Planet Organic’s eight London stores and online.

Fighting food poverty: U-turn on school meal vouchers

Following a campaign by footballer Marcus Rashford, the Government has a made a U-turn on its decision to stop free school meal vouchers at the end of term.

Contactless coffee: Better Food and City to Sea revive reusables

Better Food is partnering with City to Sea on a #ContactlessCoffee initiative to enable the ethical retailer to create safely revive the use of reusables. 

Post-pandemic pantry: how the virus is impacting Brits’ food priorities

Recent Mintel research into food and drink revealed some positive impacts of the coronavirus crisis on the way Brits intend to eat beyond the pandemic.

Fruit picking on furlough

Trade association British Apples & Pears has launched a recruitment campaign to simultaneously help tackle food waste and unemployment in the UK.

Pandemic highlights urgent need for shorter food supply chains

The COVID-19 pandemic and climate crisis together highlight the urgent need for shorter food supply chains, says a new report from the Soil Association. 

Kallø creates protein-packed Veggie Cakes

Kallø has introduced an innovative new line of Lentil & Pea Veggie Cakes into the healthy, plant-based snacking category.

‘The time is now for organic’ says unified Organic September campaign

Soil Association will lead a ‘joint approach’ for this year’s Organic September, teaming up with the Organic Trade Board for ‘a unified campaign’.

Finnebrogue Artisan comes up with ‘game changing’ plant-based line

Naked brand has been extended with Britain’s first plant-based range to be high in fibre and protein, allergen-free and one of your five-a-day.

Yeo Valley kerns super-thick yogurt

Yeo Valley has created its latest organic offer – Super Thick Kerned Yogurt – by employing an old Somerset production technique.

Meat consumption falls during pandemic

The Vegan Society has found that one in five Brits have reduced their meat consumption and 15% have reduced their dairy intake during the pandemic.

Small producers and retailers look to win long-term loyalty

The way we shop is changing rapidly, with most of us venturing out to buy groceries only when necessary and increasingly relying on home delivery.