Food and Drink

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

Stem & Glory adds to online store offer with ‘finish-at-home’ vegan...

The latest addition to Stem & Glory’s online store is a ‘finish-at-home’ vegan pizza concept – part of an expansion of its e-commerce offer.

Yumchi expands authentic Korean offer, launches online store

Continuing its mission to bring Korean flavours to the West, Yumchi has introduced new Gochugaru Chilli Flakes to its offer.

Beyond Meat seals global three-year deal with McDonald’s

As part of a three-year agreement with McDonald’s, Beyond Meat is to be the chain’s preferred supplier for the patty in its McPlant burger.

Lucy’s Wine opens to cater for rising demand for organic wines

Lucy’s Wine – described as ‘the new destination for natural, organic and sustainable wines’ – has opened its virtual doors to wine lovers.

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BetterYou is campaigning for the UK Government to create a unified waste plastic collection/recycling programme in the UK through a petition.

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Natural Products News shines a spotlight on the latest launches, campaigns, award wins and more from natural and organic brands and businesses

CRAVE taste? Start-up launches with vegan rice milk chocolate bars

Start-up vegan snack brand CRAVE has come to market with a duo of rice milk chocolate bars to make 'taste and toppings the star of the show’.

New wellness drink Emunity harnesses benefits of nettles

New Emunity has been created as a ready-to-drink natural health drink to offer the healing and immune-boosting benefits of nettle in a can.

‘Stop dumping our emissions on poorer countries’, Fairtrade Foundation tells Government

The Fairtrade Foundation is calling on the Government to intensify its efforts to clean up food supply chains and tackle carbon emissions.

Start-up aims to make chocolate fans Happi

Looking to fill a gap in the confectionery sector, Happi has launched with a line of 100% natural bars and buttons made with oat milk.

British hemp start-up unveils product line and future plans

The British Hemp Company, founded by Steve Glover, has launched what it says are the first UK-grown hemp seed products available at scale.

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.