The latest news from the natural and organic products industry.

New plant-based store for meat-lovers opens in London

A new vegan store, The Good Kind Grocery, has opened in Enfield, London, to show just how easy it can be to move to a more plant-based diet. 

Thirst for soya drinks harming the planet, warns SFT

People who buy milk substitutes made from soya are inadvertently harming the planet, the Sustainable Food Trust (SFT) claims.  

Purezza vegan pizzeria expands reach

Plant-based pizzeria Purezza is opening a two-floor restaurant in Hove on Friday (21st August) due to what it calls ‘overwhelming demand’.

The Package Free Larder opens after crowdfunding success

Portsmouth has welcomed its first plastic-free supermarket, The Package Free Larder, started by a small group of local volunteers.

Selfridges launches sustainability initiative

Selfridges has launched a ‘transformational sustainability initiative’ as part of its commitment to help customers change the way they shop.

‘Unique’ berry drink Suívie Jabuticaba makes UK debut

Suívie Jabuticaba combines a relatively unknown, highly nutritious Brazilian berry with Swiss apples, ginger and water from the Alps.

YourZooki secures £950K backing to meet surge in demand

YourZooki, the provider of specialist liposomol vitamin C, has secured a £950K funding package to fulfil a significant spike in sales.   

Why mask-wearing could be making people shop more healthily

As mask-wearing becomes increasingly 'normalized', is the act of wearing a face covering having an effect on purchasing decisions?

‘Don’t miss out’: retailers urged to engage with new consumer directory

Leading industry organizations HFMA, NAHS and HFI are collaborating on a major new direct to consumer campaign called HealthyDoesIt.

New online store for Archie Browns

Prompted by customer demand – primarily due to the COVID-19 crisis ­– Truro health food store Archie Browns launched its online store at the end of July.

Preserve Foods opens third Bristol zero waste store

In July, Bristol saw the opening of a third branch of zero waste store Preserve Foods, this time in the village-like suburb of Westbury-on-Trym.

News in brief

New Teff Flakes from Tobia Teff are made from 100 % roasted teff grain and packed with essential minerals, fibre and protein.

Good Earth launches in UK

US brand Good Earth has introduced a range of fruit and herbal teas and 100% organic kombucha onto the UK market aimed at younger, health-aware consumers.

H&B unveils refurbed store in Chelmsford

NPN takes a virtual tour of H&B's refurbished Chelmsford store, which has been restructured to become more efficient, enjoyable and COVID-safe.

COVID pushes Johnson into change of heart on junk food

The PM is preparing to announce restrictions on how junk food is advertised and sold in the UK, in efforts to tackle the nation’s high levels of obesity.

Tisserand creates Real Calm Happy Vibes

Tisserand Aromatherapy has created two new collections of products designed to support wellbeing from day through to night: Happy Vibes and Real Calm.

Viridian gets creative with local art festival

Family-owned Viridian Nutrition is sponsoring the launch of Daventry Unframed, an exhibition showcasing the talents of eight creatives in the town.

Tune in to Nature with Pukka Herbs and the Natural History...

Pukka Herbs and the Natural History Museum have teamed up to deliver Tune in to Nature, a digital biodiversity-themed family festival.

New report calls for urgent action on insect decline

A new report is calling on the whole of society as well as the UK Government to champion insects and help bolster the dwindling insect population.

Greta Thunberg donates €1MN prize money to climate crisis

Greta Thunberg has been awarded the Gulbenkian Prize for Humanity after judges described her as ‘one of the most remarkable figures of our days’.