Retail News

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

Rude Health takes to the High Street

Nick and Camilla Barnard, owners of Natural food brand Rude Health have branched out in a new direction by opening a café on the...

Retailers, win yourself a case of delicious organic wine!

Natural Products News is currently surveying independent natural products retailers on a range of issues – from customer trends to social media, store footfall to business prospects.

FSB chair calls for increased support for small retailers

Mike Cherry, national chairman of the Federation of Small Businesses, has urged the Chancellor to do more to support small retailers as part of the Budget.

BioCare to present ‘new model’ for health at retailer event

Leading healthcare brand BioCare is holding an Adaptive Health event at the Cavendish Conference Centre in London on 4 October.

KissNature opens clean beauty shop online

A new online store, KissNature, has launched in a bid to provide a one-stop shop for ethical and socially responsible clean beauty brands from around the globe.

Zeroing in on the plastic-free opportunity

The historic UK spa town of Tunbridge Wells is the venue for one of the country’s newest plastic-free retailers, The Zero Waste Company

Naturalife Bridport celebrates 20 years

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

Natural Beauty Yearbook's glamorous launch

Hosted by Neal’s Yard Remedies at London’s King’s Road store, the launch brought together an array of industry faces, including Neal’s Yard’s Peter Kindersley,...

Natural Products Live at camexpo – a must for retailers this...

The programme for Natural Products Live at camexpo has just been published. The dedicated health store event, developed around a series of 100% retailer-focused talks...

Resilient ‘health pound’ propels H&B to 1000th store opening

Leading health food chain Holland & Barrett opened its 1000th UK store this week and announced plans to open a further 70 stores across...

Better Food reaches bond issue target in double quick time

AFTER issuing a financial bond on 29 February, Bristol organic food retailer The Better Food Company managed to raise its target amount of £350,000...

Caprera launches online marketplace to emphasize ‘good food’

Caprera has now officially launched to offer customers access to what it says is the largest network of independent food and drink producers in the UK.

Amazon to buy Whole Foods Market

Amazon, the world's biggest online retailer, is buying Whole Foods Market in a deal valued at approximately $13.7bn. 

A chance to ‘talk shop’ with NAHS and bira

The recent partnership between the National Association of Health Stores (NAHS) and the British Independent Retailers Association (BIRA) will be further strengthened with an exclusive at Natural & Organic Products Europe (NPE), when the two organizations will launch a new retailer initiative called Shop Talk.

Doors open to first TrueStart coffee shop

Ethical coffee brand TrueStart Coffee has opened its own cafe at the co-working space Runway East in Bristol.

Summer opening for latest Planet Organic store

London-based health and wellbeing retailer Planet Organic is set to open a new store in the north-west of the city later this summer. The development...

‘Supermarket Rebels’ launch £450,000 crowdfunding campaign to fund second store

Brighton-based sustainable supermarket HISBE is targeting a £450,000 bond raise through a crowdfunding campaign on the Triodos Crowdfunding platform.

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.

Differentiation: the difference between thriving and surviving

What it is that separates the independents who thrive and prosper? That was the question posed by leading US natural products consultant Bob Burke at...

Holland & Barrett continues aggressive expansion plan

Holland & Barrett (H&B) plans to open at least 60 stores this year, doubling its usual number of openings as well increasing store sizes...