The latest news from the natural and organic products industry.

56% of shoppers concerned about environmental impact of food packaging

This month’s Organic Fresh Produce Forum has highlighted increasing consumer concern about the eco credentials of organic product packaging.

London vegan supermarket GreenBay celebrates fifth birthday

West London vegan supermarket GreenBay is marking five years of business, during which time it has seen over 50,000 customers.

Heura transforms Barcelona bullring into arena showcasing plant-based meats

Heura has used the former bullring La Monumental as the venue within which to launch its new plant-based Sausage and Chorizo.

HealthyDoesIt launches third campaign: HealthyDoesOrganic

HealthyDoesIt has launched its third topical campaign, HealthyDoesOrganic, to engage the public through giveaways.

Leading organic trade show returns to Madrid

8-9 September saw the return of Spain’s leading organic event, OFI, as it presented its second edition in Madrid to an audience of 5,000.

Viridian Daventry Triathlon makes welcome return

This month saw the return of the Viridian Daventry Triathlon, sponsored by Viridian Nutrition and indie retailer Sheaf Street Health Store.

Biotiful announces launch of ‘world’s first’ oat kefir

Biotiful has taken its first step into the plant-based sector with the launch of the ‘world’s first’ line of Plant Based Oat Kefir drinks.

Yoppie’s new sheet masks sync with menstrual cycle

Yoppie has created four sheet masks based around the fact that skin health is linked to fluctuating hormones during the menstrual cycle.

Whales and dolphins: ‘allies in the fight against climate change’

A study by WDC reveals that the number of whale and dolphin species known to be affected by marine litter has increased from 37% to 81%.

Planera claims world first with certified flushable period pads

UK company Planera has created what it says is the first certified flushable pad, made from just three materials.

Bagboard conscious shopping platform launches across London

Bagboard has launched an innovative ‘smart bag’ connected to an app to help make buying everyday sustainable products more affordable.

Farmers on the front line of climate change

As the world prepares for COP26, farmers have been sharing their experiences ‘on the front line of climate change’.

Planet Organic set to open its doors in Bermondsey

Planet Organic is opening in Bermondsey on 21st September, its 12th store and the first of three new sites it plans to open this year.

Scentered takes five to relax with foot mat set

Scentered has created a Five Minute Foot Mat and Mindful Aromatherapy Balm set to relax the body, release tension and promote calm. 

82% of Veganuary recruits sticking to new habits six months on

Veganuary reports that six months on from its annual campaign, 82% of new recruits were still consuming 50% less meat and animal products.  

Spotlight series

Trelonk Molecular Wellbeing has launched a collection of essential oil formulas to help with stress, joint concerns and sleep issues.

Natural Trade Brokers welcomes new MD

Ruth Hawthorne has been announced as the new joint managing director of Natural Trade Brokers, to work alongside Tom Moses.

Rashford urges MPs to end ‘devastating’ child food poverty

Footballer Marcus Rashford is urging MPs to back recommendations made in the National Food Strategy to address rising food insecurity levels.  

News in brief

Speciality baker, Finsbury Food Group, is extending its partnership with vegan authors BOSH! with a new Brioche bun product.

The People’s Pantry delivers zero-waste shopping to North London

Utilizing ‘Ernie’, a repurposed, battery-powered vintage milk float, The People’s Pantry is selling packaging-free essentials in Muswell Hill.