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The latest news from the leading retailers in the natural and organic products industry.

‘Include us in your ads’ health stores plead with suppliers

The NAHS is encouraging manufacturers and suppliers to include independent health stores when listing their stockists in any promotional ads.

Beauty Kitchen teams with Unilever for Asda Refill Stations

Asda’s Middleton branch has been relaunched as a pioneering flagship sustainability store with a Refill Zone supported by Beauty Kitchen.

Beagle Button service launches to promote conscious consumption

Last month saw the beta launch of Beagle Button, a new online service designed to connect people to sustainable services and products.

Phil Haughton offers up some Food for Thought

The founder of organic retailer Better Food, Phil Haughton, has released Food For Thought – a celebration of life, good food and nature.

NAHS survey reveals rise in ‘call and collect’ services

A recent survey conducted by the NAHS shows a significant increase in stores offering ‘call and collect’ services as a result of the pandemic.

Wild Oats celebrated in Small Biz 100

Bristol-based store Wild Oats will be highlighted as one of the UK’s most inspiring small businesses in this year’s Small Biz 100 campaign.

Five minutes with The Good Kind Grocery

Matt Chittock meets The Good Kind Grocery and finds out why opening a vegan store during a health crisis has been a positive experience.

New loyalty initiative from Better Food encourages customers to put planet...

Bristol-based Better Food has introduced a new loyalty scheme which rewards customers for reducing packaging waste every time they shop.

Back to better: January opening for HISBE’s COVID-delayed second store

Brighton-based ‘rebel supermarket’ HISBE says it will now open its second store early next year after coronavirus delayed plans.

Ad campaign captures essence of independent Irish health stores

Health Stores Ireland is running a TV and radio campaign with the core message ‘health food stores are at the heart of your community’.

Planet Organic shuts two ANI stores

After its buyout of the organic and natural food chain As Nature Intended in March, Planet Organic’s is closing two of the seven ANI stores.

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. 

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.

‘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.

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.

Click It Local: taking the high street online

COVID-19 has brought a new audience to e-commerce, with online shopping hitting a record high of 30.7% of all retail in April 2020. But...