Food and Drink

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

A behind-the-scenes look at organic

In partnership with BioFach, Speciality Food Magazine has published The Organic Report 2019 – a ‘behind-the-scenes’ look at the organic market.

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.

Soil Association Certification calls on retailers for data

Ahead of its Organic Market 2021 report, the SA is compiling data on 2020 sales of organic and it needs indies to contribute.

News in brief

Clearspring has introduced two new authentic teas to its range: Organic Japanese Gyokuro Loose-Leaf Tea and Organic Japanese Matcha Sencha.

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.

Holdstock celebrates 20 years at Soil Association

Lee Holdstock, business development manager at the Soil Association, has celebrated 20 years of working with the organic certifier – a milestone which has been marked with his inclusion in Yeo Valley’s ‘Reasons to be cheerful’ corridor.

Vedic Yogi’s ‘super herbs’ pack an impressive botanical punch

Gerald Gregory readily admits that his career trajectory has been unusual – from government economist to health drink brand owner, via the nursing home business.

Pulsin reformulates kids bars

Pulsin has rebranded and reformulated its range of Kids Fruity Oat Bars, with new packaging and a lower sugar recipe.

Fresh snacks from Kallø

Natural food brand Kallø has introduced some innovative new snack products in the form of Protein Packed Lentil Cakes and Pop-Crisps.

‘Say cheese’ with HIPPEAS

Take It Cheesy is the latest flavour out of free-from snack brand HIPPEAS’ stable of Organic Chickpea Puffs.

Healthy food trend predictions for 2020

Lydia Baines, digital and communications manager for ingredient business Puratos UK, sets out six food trend predictions for 2020

Farmers launch Happerley England to ‘reverse retail demise’

On 29 August farmers will take over a former retail site to open a new outlet to drive ‘radical change in how food and drink is retailed'.  

Passage Foods brings award-winning vegan bowls to UK market

Australian brand Passage Foods’ latest UK launch is Passage to India 90 Second Veg Curry Bowls for a quick and easy vegan meal.

The Oxford Real Farming Conference goes global

The Oxford Real Farming Conference says taking the event online provided 'a platform for marginalized and under-represented voices’.

Vegan Trademark partners with LiberEat to help plant-based consumers

The Vegan Society and LiberEat have teamed so users of the specialist food app to see products with the Vegan Trademark in their searches.

SFT challenges BBC documentary

A documentary exposing the ‘devastating effect on eco systems’ of meat has been countered by farmers who challenge its position about meat reduction.

Integrity of organic supply chains under the spotlight

Soil Association (SA) Certification has highlighted the need to protect the integrity of organic supply chains.

Soil Association reveals Out to Lunch results

The SA's Out to Lunch campaign has published its latest league table, ranking the children’s food offer in 25 of the UK’s most popular restaurant chains.

Orgran scoops top prize at FreeFrom Food Awards

It’s that time of year again, when the winners of the Freefrom Food Awards are announced, and this year’s top accolade ­– the FAIR trophy for Best FreeFrom Food – was presented to Orgran for its Vegan Easy Egg.

BOOM Awards finalists announced

The shortlist for this year’s BOOM Awards has been published by the Soil Association, ahead of a ceremony due to be hosted on 26 June.