Soil Association will lead a ‘joint approach’ for this year’s Organic September, teaming up with the Organic Trade Board for ‘a unified campaign’.
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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 has created its latest organic offer – Super Thick Kerned Yogurt – by employing an old Somerset production technique.
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.
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.
Start-up Bright Barley has introduced a line of dairy-free vegan drinks made using what it say is the UK’s first alternative ‘mylk’ produced using barley.
The coronavirus pandemic is leading to a boost in demand for organic and sustainable foods, reports London-based analyst Ecovia Intelligence.
Claims made by Burger King that its plant-based Rebel Whopper product is ‘100% beef-free’ were misleading, the ASA ruled this week.
Clearspring has extended its matcha collection with four fresh blends: Matcha Ginger, Matcha Three Mint, Matcha Genmaicha and Matcha Turmeric.
Veggie pie-maker Clive’s has announced that after updating one last recipe, its entire offer is now fully plant-based, and that it is also moving premises.
Responding the ‘unprecedented pressures’ of COVID-19 on farmers and food suppliers, Soil Association Certification is freezing its annual fee increases.
Natural and organic brand Clipper Teas has expanded its range of decaffeinated teas with three new products including two new Fairtrade and organic options.
The Guild of Fine Food is calling for consumers to get behind their local indies and has added an online resource to its website to assist these retailers
Organic baby food brand Piccolo has opened a temporary online store to help parents easily access food and formula amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Doves Farm has unveiled a striking contemporary new look across it range in what is its first brand refresh for over five years.
Riverford has introduced a zero packaging box in response to customers who want to get rid of packaging altogether (okay, apart from the box).
New from natural and organic food brand Clearspring comes a new authentic Japanese condiment and seasoning: Organic Yuzu Ponzu.
Australian-based Soulfresh has introduced what it says is the first activated nut milk range to the UK with a plant-based line from Nutty Bruce.
In a briefing published on 3 February, the Sustainable Food Trust (SFT) voiced its continued concerns about the Government’s new Agriculture Bill.
Citing rising demand for vegan sauces, Tesco has introduced what it says is the UK’s first plant-based condiment range under its Wicked Kitchen label.
YourZooki secures £950K backing to meet surge in demand
August 13, 2020 Jim Manson
YourZooki, the provider of specialist liposomol vitamin C, has secured a £950K funding package to fulfil a significant spike in sales.
Why mask-wearing could be making people shop more healthily
As mask-wearing becomes increasingly ‘normalized’, is the act of wearing a face covering having an effect on purchasing decisions?
‘Don’t miss out’: retailers urged to engage with new consumer directory
Leading industry organizations HFMA, NAHS and HFI are collaborating on a major new direct to consumer campaign called HealthyDoesIt.
New online store for Archie Browns
Prompted by customer demand – primarily due to the COVID-19 crisis – Truro health food store Archie Browns launched its online store at the end of July.
An apple a day
August 10, 2020 Jo Caird
The market for apple cider vinegar products has exploded in recent years. Jo Caird finds out why (more…)
Playgrounds and pandemics
As parents prepare to drop their children off at the school gates after a prolonged period of homeschooling, nerves will run high over kids’ wellbeing.
Nature has the answer
As we continue to face COVID-19 challenges, organic is enjoying growth. Emily McCoy hears why the Organic September campaign says nature has the answer.
Sustainability: stemming the tide
Recent pressure from the plastics industry to delay single-use plastic bans amid questions of safety during COVID-19 may signal a dangerous backslide, but Jane Wolfe discovers the natural and organic sector isn’t about to stop innovating when it comes to sustainability (more…)
How to become the next influential natural beauty brand
The world doesn’t need another natural beauty brand. It’s a market that is set to be worth up to $54 billion by 2027. It’s saturated like every other industry in the world. What it does need however, is a brand that is passionate, value driven and has clarity around how they want to shake things […]
As Europe braces itself for a winter flu outbreak, protect yourself with Sambucol and the power of black elderberry.
Experts across Europe have warned the EU to brace itself for a bad flu season this winter. A new vaccine has been produced which is effective in fighting H3N2, the flu strain likely to hit the region this year; however, the vaccine is generally available for free to over 65s, pregnant women, those with an […]
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