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Food and Drink

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

Judge dismisses Oatly’s claims against Glebe Farm

British oat milk producer Glebe Farm has won the legal case brought against it by Oatly for trademark infringement.

Wholebake acquired by investment fund Elysian Capital III LP

Wholebake has announced its acquisition by Elysian Capital III LP as part of its purchase of parent company Healthfull Holdings Group Ltd.

HFMA announces new chair and vice president

Steve Mann, director of external regulatory affairs at Nelsons, has been confirmed as chair of the Health Food Manufacturers’ Association.

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.

National Food Strategy offers ‘genuine hope’

Following the publication of part two of the National Food Strategy, NPN hears from Helen Browning, Soil Association CEO.

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Danish liquorice brand Lakrids by Bülow has introduced a new two-strong limited edition of its chocolate-coated liquorice, BÆRRIES.

Divine relaunch highlights exploitation and heralds a ‘chocolate revolution’

Divine Chocolate has unveiled a total brand relaunch, as part of which it is inviting consumers to join its ‘chocolate revolution’.

Inc Retail acquires ‘substantial’ stake in plant-based start-up GUT Instinct

Inc Retail has purchased a 42% stake in the brand GUT Instinct which launched onto the market last year with its Barista Oat Edition milk. 

VAHDAM® India launches new collection of tea gifts

Sustainable tea brand VAHDAM® India has created a collection of occasion boxes designed as gifts ‘to promote wellness, immunity and warmth’.

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Vite Naturals new Vite Brain and Vite Body are a line of nootropic and probiotic capsules and snack bars to help brain and body 'flourish’.

New study reveals top five brands consumers view as most sustainable

New research by Impact has revealed the top five brands that are perceived by consumers as being the most sustainable.

BOOM Awards 2021: The winners

The winners of the BOOM Awards have been unveiled at a hybrid physical and digital event, organized by the Soil Association.

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Greek brand Dodoni has announced the launch of a four-strong line of 100% natural baked cheese snacks exclusively in the UK.

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Whole Earth is investing £1.5 million into a new creative campaign to rally the nation’s support for Team GB for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

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Virtual high street service Click It Local has launched national delivery meaning customers can now shop locally from any part of the UK.

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Toast has become the highest rated B Corp amongst UK breweries, following re-certification, and is the first brewery to be carbon neutral.

Central England Co-op announces 40% reduction in food waste

Central England Co-op has managed to cut its food waste by 40% over the past three years, from 2,445 tonnes in 2017 to 1,085 tonnes in 2020.

Quinola rebrand focuses on workers with learning disabilities

Quinola is rebranding its organic quinoa grains with new packs celebrating the people with learning disabilities who pack its products.

Good & Green opens doors to new flagship store in Tunbridge...

Family-owned G&G Vitamins opened the doors to a second, flagship Good & Green store, in Tunbridge Wells on 27 May.

Plastic bottles upcycled into vanilla flavouring

Scientists have discovered a way for plastic bottles to be turned into vanilla flavouring using genetically engineered bacteria.