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

BetterYou partners with Madeleine Shaw for range of oral VMS sprays

BetterYou has entered into a new collaboration with Madeleine Shaw to launch family-focused nutritional oral sprays, launching on 1 February.

Central England Co-op teams with Suma Wholefoods for zero waste refill...

Central England Co-op has partnered with Suma to trial a zero waste refill station in its new £3 million flagship concept store in Lichfield. launches as e-commerce platform with a purpose

Launched ahead of Veganuary, is a new plant-based online marketplace in the UK that combines convenience and sustainability.

Health Stores Ireland announces Retail Awards 2020 winners

Health Stores Ireland in association with Better Retailing Magazine has revealed the results of its best retailer 2020 awards.

Stamp out plastic sample sachets experts urge in open letter

Campaigners, business leaders and MPs have written an open letter to call for sample sachets to be included in single-use plastic bans.

NATRUE unveils updated standards for 2021

NATRUE has announced that its Label Criteria has been updated, with changes to come into effect on 1 January 2021.

Wessanen rebrands as Ecotone

B Corp-certified food company Wessanen UK will trade under the new name Ecotone UK and refocus its mission on ‘food for biodiversity’. 

Weleda kicks off centenary year with £1MN campaign featuring first ever...

Weleda is entering its centenary year with a £1 million integrated ad campaign based around its top-selling Calendula Baby range.

Natura Siberica introduces C-Berrica

The latest skincare innovation from Natura Siberica is an affordable vegan-certified beauty collection called C-Berrica.

ProVeg Incubator puts call out for plant-based start-ups

The ProVeg Incubator is calling for pioneering food brands to apply for the chance to take part in its tailor-made accelerator programme.

London wellness brand KYEM launches with crystal-based hand protection

New independent wellness brand KYEM has come to market with a Crystal-Activated Hand Protection Spray combining ‘energy, nature and science’.

Whole Earth bolsters SOS collaboration

Whole Earth has strengthened its #maketherainforestwhole partnership with the SOS through a campaign to support reforestation in Sumatra.  

Soil Association releases tips for a sustainable Christmas

The Soil Association has released tips for a sustainable Christmas, citing ‘small changes’ which ‘make a world of difference’ to the planet.

H&B store transformation continues in two locations

Holland and Barrett continues its store transformation programme with a new design unveiled in Angel Islington and Hemel Hempstead.

Greenscents becomes first UK household brand to get POFCAP certified

Somerset-based company Greenscents has become the first organic laundry and household cleaning brand to be certified palm oil-free in the UK. The brand’s entire range...

Nutricare crowdfunds to launch STRAP compostable sports tape

Nutricare founder James Dutton is crowdfunding to develop STRAP – the world’s first 100% compostable sports tape produced from bamboo fibre.

Easy Bean expands bean and seed Cracker flavours

Easy Bean is adding to its cracker range with two new flavours: Yellow Pea & Sunflower Seed and Chickpea, Turmeric & Nigella Seed.

Vegan Plenny Pot meals from Jimmy Joy

Plant-based food brand Jimmy Joy has created a range of nutritionally complete Plenny Pot instant savoury meals.

DR.VEGAN launches new corporate wellness service

Personalized nutrition brand DR.VEGAN has created a new subscription service to enable companies to help look after employees’ wellbeing.