Retail News

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

Oxford Street Body Shop store reimagined as ‘activist workshop’

The Oxford Street branch of The Body Shop has been transformed into an ‘activist workshop’ as part of its pledge to revive its early campaigning spirit.

Free NAHS membership for health stores

To assist health stores in navigating business during the pandemic, the NAHS is offering free membership to retailers who are not already registered.

‘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.

Kinetic prepares to unveil latest launches and developments

As it makes final preparations for this weekend’s Natural & Organic Products Europe show (April 7 & 8, Olympia, London), leading natural products distributor...

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...

Roots Natural Foods celebrates 21 years

This year, Roots Natural Foods in Sherwood, Nottingham, celebrated its 21st birthday and in October the store marked the occasion, while at the same...

Waitrose to pay small suppliers in seven days

Waitrose says it will start to pay its smaller suppliers within a week of being invoiced in a move intended to strengthen its reputation...

Greggs opens first ‘healthier’ store format

High street on-the-go bakery Greggs has launched its healthier store format at New Cross Hospital in what the chain says is just the first of its kind.

‘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.

Fire hits Rainbow Wholefoods

In April, Rainbow Wholefoods in Norwich – one of the UK's longest established wholefood shops – was devastated by fire.

Holland & Barrett accused of operating ‘purposeful culture of poor payment...

Leading health food retailer Holland & Barrett has been accused of operating a 'purposeful culture of poor payment practices' by the Small Business Commissioner.

Plastic use up as supermarkets backtrack on pledges to cut back

The amount of plastic produced and used by UK supermarkets rose this year, according to a report by Greenpeace and the Environmental Investigation Agency.

Face coverings become mandatory in England’s shops

From 24 July it will be mandatory to wear a face mask or covering in shops and supermarkets in England, where social distancing cannot always be maintained.