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

Beanfreaks’ third store opens its doors

The third branch of the family health food store Beanfreaks has opened in Cardiff, run by Jeremie Bowles and his partner, executive chef Terezia Mokosova.

Better Food Co gets The Answer

Earlier this month the Better Food Company in St Werburghs, Bristol, played host to Joss Stone as she shot one of the scenes for...

H&B grows online sales by 27.5% as omni-channel strategy pays off

Online sales at Holland & Barrett grew 27.5% (with mobile sales up 127%) last year, highlighting the success of the retailer’s omni-channel strategy. Combined turnover...

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.

PHB expands into Europe, Southeast Asia

British beauty brand PHB Ethical Beauty has recently expanded by opening franchise stores in The Netherlands and Brunei, making founder and CEO Rose Brown...

Better Food unwrapped

Independent retailer Better Food’s St Werburghs branch has completed the set-up of a packaging-free wall, in time for Zero Waste week, which takes place from today until 7 September.

Simply the best?

Retailers wanting to show off just how wonderful their stores are only have a couple of weeks left to enter the Independent Retailer of the Year Award 2019.

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.

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...

BBC sting exposes health store selling cancer ‘cure’

An undercover investigation by BBC 5 live has discovered an unlicensed blood product being sold illegally by a Bournemouth health food store. After a tip...

Naturalife Wholefoods branches out with The Bay Tree

Southwest-based health food store Naturalife Wholefoods has expanded its portfolio by adding The Bay Tree’s two stores in Christchurch and Ferndown, Dorset.

Organic indie sales growth outperforms multiples

In 2014 growth among independent retailers significantly outpaced that of the supermarkets, according to the recently published Soil Association Organic Market Report 2015. The report...

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.

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...

Hangover Health Foods?

Hanover Health in Edinburgh has stepped in to rescue Edinburgh festival goers from one of the downsides of a good night out at the...

New concept H&B store takes beauty to new level

Holland & Barrett has opened a major new store in Leicester featuring an entire 767 sq foot mezzanine floor given over to the natural beauty...

1peed off

The popularity of shopping coupons is soaring, reports The Grocer magazine this week. In fact, a record 61% of consumers are claiming to use...

Boots concept store signals brand ‘reinvention’

Health and beauty retailer Boots says its new 28,500 sq ft flagship store in London’s Covent Garden represents the start of a brand ‘reinvention’.

Healthy living store LIV temporarily closes

Natural and organic retailer LIV shut its doors this month following a routine food hygiene inspection by Liverpool Council’s Environmental Health Officers.

‘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.