Retail News

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

H&B bets on an omni-channel future

Holland & Barrett owner NBTY Europe is continuing to invest in bespoke retailing technology to keep it at the forefront of the growing trend...

Whole Foods: sales soar but losses are up too

Whole Foods Market saw sales from its UK operation soar by 28.6% to £81.5 million in 2013, reports The Guardian But figures just filed with...

Planet Organic opens store six with pledge to bring back “food...

Planet Organic opened its first store in south London this week (November 7) with a pledge to “bring back food you can trust” to...

Wake Up To Organic embraced by indie retailers

The 2016 Wake Up To Organic campaign got a great response from independent retailers, with over 70 stores across the country taking part – 20 more than last year.

Bristol gets a taste of Streets to Kitchen initiative

Clients of St Mungo’s Recovery College, Bristol, have had their first taste of the Streets to Kitchen project designed for those affected by homelessness.

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...

‘Dirty Delivery’: the carbon cost of online shopping

Analysis of the environmental impact of online shopping has been produced by consumer spending experts in The Dirty Delivery Report.

Every Lidl helps? – discounter rolls out ‘healthy checkout’ plan

Following a ten-week trial last year, Lidl is rolling out its Healthy Checkout initiative to all of its 600 stores. The initiative, which comes hot...

Harvest E8 opens in super hip Dalston

There’s a new organic and sustainable food store on the block in super hip Dalston,  East London (officially declared the “coolest place in England”...

Mary-Jane’s Coffee opens its first CBD café

The man behind Mary-Jane’s Coffee, Jon Antoniou, has opened the South West’s first CBD cafe in Bristol’s Whiteladies Road in a bid to provide ‘a quality, affordable and great-tasting way to take CBD daily’.

Tesco: The Big Price Rise before the Big Price Drop

Investigations by The Times and The Grocer show that Tesco abruptly increased the price of “dozens” of items featured in its £500m Big Price...

Waitrose bans neonicotinoids from supply chain

 Waitrose is telling its fruit, vegetable and flower suppliers to stop using three neonicotinoid pesticides that have been linked to the destruction of bee...

Sustainable food site launches

Future Food Shop is a new online ecommerce site launched by Alma Eureka Ltd, dedicated to selling the sustainable food of the future.

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...

Portas to push for rates discounts and ‘high street teams’

Mary ‘Queen of Shops’ Portas will present her review ‘The Future of Our High Streets’ to the Government today (December 13) The retail guru was...

Onwards and upwards for The Natural Way

Braintree health food store The Natural Way is moving to new premises on the town’s High Street later this month. Speaking about the move, Richard...

Independent retailing at its best

The award for the Best Independent Retailer 2015 at this year’s Natural and Organic Awards, was presented at Natural & Organic Products Europe on...

Waitrose trials B-Corp aisle online

A group of certified B Corporations have collaborated with Waitrose to create an aisle consisting solely of B Corp-certified products on its online store.

Conference harnesses room full of retailer power!

Earls Conference Centre became an ‘ideas hothouse’ last week as health store retailers worked against the clock to generate great new ideas to help...

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.