The latest news from the natural and organic products industry.

News in brief

Former international rugby playing brothers Charlie Simpson-Daniel and James Simpson-Daniel have launched three healthy food/drink brands.

The Savourists innovate in snacking sector

In what it says is a category first, ‘challenger’ snack brand The Savourists has launched an innovative line of savoury bars.

Pip Organic sparkles with new drinks line

Pip Organic has created a line of sparkling drinks aimed at all the family and made with 100% organic fruit juice and sparkling water.

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.

No.1 Living expands functional fermented line

Jonny Wilkinson-founded No.1 Living has added to its bottled kombuchas with new Kombucha Health Shots and sparkling Water Kefirs.

Wild Science Lab launches with clean hair and skincare solutions

Wild Science Lab is a new natural beauty brand committed to producing clean, botanical and sustainable hair and skincare products.

NATRUE joins British Beauty Council

NATRUE has announced that Mark Smith has been appointed to represent it on the affiliate board of the British Beauty Council (BBC).

Planet Organic rolls out nationwide delivery service

London-based Planet Organic is for the first time offering nationwide delivery of its entire range with a chosen day fulfilment service.

News in brief: snippets of news from NPN

The Great British Porridge Co has launched a new Christmas-inspired flavour in the run-up to the festive season.

Fourth London store for The Organic Pharmacy

The first week of December will see the opening of The Organic Pharmacy’s new concept store in Marylebone, London.

Scotland in period product world first

Scotland has become the first country in the world to make period products free to ‘anyone who needs them’, in a scheme approved by MSPs.

Viridian Nutrition highlights importance of health food stores in preventative care

Health food stores receive recognition for their role in preventive care at the UK Annual Social Prescribing Link Worker Day Conference.

‘Too Good to Waste’ initiative rolled out by H&B

H&B is rolling out its Too Good to Waste initiative to prevent 370,000 food items from going to landfill each year.

How the OTB overcame the ‘stumbling blocks’ of 2020

With organic grocery growing 12.1% in the past 12 months, the OTB's marketing director Harriet O’Regan gives an overview of activity in 2020.

MP initiates vitamin D conversation with HFMA

In October the HFMA was invited to a meeting with Jo Churchill, Public Health Minister, to discuss the recommended daily intake of vitamin D.

A vaccine on its way – where now for vitamin D...

With the news that a COVID-19 vaccine might be available as soon as December, where does that leave research into the effects of vitamin D?

Daylesford toasts milestones with new canned organic wines

Daylesford brings to market new on-the-go alcohol options, with two organic, vegan sparkling wines in a tin, produced in Italy.

‘Dirty Delivery’: the carbon cost of online shopping

Analysis of the environmental impact of online shopping has been produced by consumer spending experts in The Dirty Delivery Report.

European foods to ‘remain’ on Christmas menus

A study by bakery expert St Pierre shows a third of Brits plan to keep a taste of the EU on their plates this Christmas as Brexit approaches.

Immune systems get a boost with Gusto

Natural drinks brand Gusto has introduced two new functional drinks which deliver a daily vitamin boost to shore up the immune system.