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

Better Food celebrates store revamp

Better Food recently spruced up its Bristol Whiteladies Road store with an updated look and new features including a packaging-free wall.

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...

Cook fresh meals and eat wholefoods to add years to your...

The chef and food campaigner, Jamie Oliver, has offered parents a simple recipe to add 11-13 years to their children’s life expectancy: cook them...

Flurry of new products to be launched

Hundreds of new products will be launched at the forthcoming Natural Food Show.

H&B launches bespoke ‘vitamin box’ service

Holland & Barrett (H&B) has launched Healthbox, a new online, personalized UK subscription service for vitamins, minerals and supplements, using advice and recommendations from qualified nutritionists.

Holland & Barrett trials selling products past best before end date

In a new initiative, Holland & Barret is to trial selling products past their best before end date in an attempt to achieve its zero waste to landfill goal.

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. 

Bristol retailer takes lead on gluten-free

Coinciding with a nationwide series of events in May, Bristol independent The Better Food Company has organised a series of tasting sessions, meet-the-producers and...

Soil Association online training gets thumbs up

The Soil Association’s new online training programme for retailers has got off to a good start, with 90% of those who completed the evaluation...

‘Innovation must be responsible’ says BetterYou

At the NHT Summit in Manchester BetterYou delivered a seminar to brands and retailers on innovation, trends and what’s to come for the VMS market.

The Clean Kilo cleans up

The Clean Kilo: Zero Waste Supermarket in Birmingham has had a successful time of it in recent months, winning Best Deli/Grocer in the Slow Food England Awards as well as 20k in the FedEx Small Business Grant UK 2018 awards.

Booja-Booja supports indie retailers with online resource

Booja-Booja has created an online resource to help promote independent health food shops who are offering home delivery in response to COVID-19. 

‘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.

MyDetoxDiet heads to Greenwich

Online detox diet and juice company MyDetoxDiet has now opened a ‘personal one-stop healthy lifestyle’ store in Greenwich, London The shop aims to offer the...

“Free us of red tape” NAHS urges Government after Brexit vote

Following the result of the EU Referendum the National Association of Health Stores is calling on the Government to cut business red tape and...

Hanover Healthfoods wins retail reward

Hanover Health Foods in Edinburgh has been named Specialist Retailer of the Year at the Scottish Independent Retail Awards 2018.

H&B goes head-to-head with Boots in healthy ‘meal deal’ launch

lland & Barrett is going head-to-head with Boots with the launch of its own 'meal deal' offer – but in H&B’S case, with a healthy twist.  

Naturalife Bridport celebrates 20 years

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

Progressive Budgens retailer says put people and planet first

Progressive Budgens retailer Andrew Thornton has launched an initiative to show businesses how to put people and planet first “and trust that profit will...

Unicorn co-operative makes final of BBC Food & Farming Awards

The Unicorn workers’ co-op in Manchester is among the three finalists in the Best Food Retailer category of the BBC’s national Food & Farming Awards.