Retail News

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

Unpackaged At… offers sustainable retail solution

Zero waste retailer and solution provider Unpackaged has launched at Welbeck Farm Shop what it says is a unique retail system, which it then plans to roll out across the UK.

Aldi’s big push into organic and fee-from “should terrify” Whole Foods

US website Business Insider says that Aldi’s repositioning in America as a healthier food retailer with a strong organic and free-from offer “should terrify” Whole...

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.

LoveLula Boutique launches for fledgling brands

Online natural beauty website LoveLula has created a new section called LoveLula Boutique which offers aspiring brands a platform from which to showcase and...

Bristol’s Better Food Company hosts organic ‘mini festival’

Award-winning Bristol retailer Better Food Company is to host a series of events this September in the absence of the annual Organic Food Festival...

Drink Me Chai launches turmeric latte

Drink Me Chai has introduced a Turmeric Latte to its range of chai latte mixes.

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.

Whole Foods targets Millennials with new lower-cost chain

Whole Foods Market is planning to launch a chain of new lower-cost, youth-orientated stores, according to US media reports. CNN, USA Today, and The Wall...

Holland & Barrett gets image change as focus shifts to store...

Holland & Barrett will continue to focus on revamping its UK store estate in 2016, pulling back on the aggressive store opening programme of...

Infinity Foods issues statement on plastics

Sussex-based co-op Infinity Foods has released a statement around its stance on plastic packaging to offer a detailed answer to the question it is frequently asked: why is its own label range not packed in biodegradable or compostable material?

‘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.

Taking the Healthy Route

Independent health store Healthy Route has opened its third branch, a 1,000sq ft unit in the Westfield Derby shopping centre. Owner Gary Trickett, who worked...

New loyalty initiative from Better Food encourages customers to put planet...

Bristol-based Better Food has introduced a new loyalty scheme which rewards customers for reducing packaging waste every time they shop.

Flurry of new products to be launched

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

Daily Bread proves its worth

Northampton wholefood and health store Daily Bread has been named Growing Co-operative of the Year in the 2017 Co-op of the Year Awards.

Health store ransacked in London riots reopens

Croydon-based health store Authentic Roots has re-opened after its was ransacked during the rioting in London last week. Owner Santiago Reverter broke the news of...

Rainbow returns to restored stables

One of the UK’s longest established wholefood shops, Rainbow Wholefoods in Norwich, has finally returned to its permanent premises of the stables of an old fire station after they were devastated by fire in April 2018.

H&B names youngest ever Manager of the Year

Jordan Smith from Doncaster has won Holland & Barrett’s Manager of the Year award and aged just 21 years-old, Smith is the youngest ever winner.

New Planet Organic store is City slicker

Planet Organic has opened a new store in the City of London, taking its store portfolio to five. The new store, based in Devonshire Square,...

Get prepared for National Vegetarian Week

Now in its 24th year, National Vegetarian Week will take place from 16-22 May 2016, so there’s still time to get organized. Free poster and...