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

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...

Face coverings become mandatory in England’s shops

From 24 July it will be mandatory to wear a face mask or covering in shops and supermarkets in England, where social distancing cannot always be maintained.  

Naturalife Bridport celebrates 20 years

Hannah Bourne, assistant manager at Naturalife Bridport, reflects on the store's history as it marks a significant anniversary. 

Online start-up gives eco shoppers a boost

Launched in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, London-based online retailer Boostology is an independent start-up aiming to offer a new way to shop...

Holland & Barrett joins forces with Deliveroo

H&B has announced a tie-up with Deliveroo to offer consumers a range of its most popular health products via the food delivery business’s website and app.

Majority of health stores ‘confident’ about future

A recent survey carried out by the National Association of Health Stores reveals predominantly 'confident' outlooks among health stores for the future.

Contactless coffee: Better Food and City to Sea revive reusables

Better Food is partnering with City to Sea on a #ContactlessCoffee initiative to enable the ethical retailer to create safely revive the use of reusables. 

My Green Pod invites ethical brands inside

Ethical retail platform My Green Pod has launched its new online Marketplace, born out of a crowdfunding campaign which ran at the back end of 2019. 

Teapigs sets up free online training for stockists during lockdown

In light of the current lockdown restrictions, teapigs has decided to present its retailer tea school virtually, via Zoom.

New service from City Pantry supports remote workers

With more people working from home, City Pantry has created Pantry Packages – food parcels companies can order to be delivered to their employees’ doors.

Veg box schemes seek Government help to cope with rocketing demand

New figures have revealed that weekly sales of UK veg boxes grew by a huge 111% during the six weeks between the end of February and mid-April.