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

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.  

Naturalife Bridport celebrates 20 years

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

Online start-up gives eco shoppers a boost

Launched in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, London-based online retailer Boostology is an independent start-up aiming to offer a new way to shop...

Holland & Barrett joins forces with Deliveroo

H&B has announced a tie-up with Deliveroo to offer consumers a range of its most popular health products via the food delivery business’s website and app.

Majority of health stores ‘confident’ about future

A recent survey carried out by the National Association of Health Stores reveals predominantly 'confident' outlooks among health stores for the future.

Contactless coffee: Better Food and City to Sea revive reusables

Better Food is partnering with City to Sea on a #ContactlessCoffee initiative to enable the ethical retailer to create safely revive the use of reusables. 

My Green Pod invites ethical brands inside

Ethical retail platform My Green Pod has launched its new online Marketplace, born out of a crowdfunding campaign which ran at the back end of 2019. 

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.

New service from City Pantry supports remote workers

With more people working from home, City Pantry has created Pantry Packages – food parcels companies can order to be delivered to their employees’ doors.

Veg box schemes seek Government help to cope with rocketing demand

New figures have revealed that weekly sales of UK veg boxes grew by a huge 111% during the six weeks between the end of February and mid-April.

Mighty Small delivers on indie start-ups

Mighty Small is a new online store supporting small independent brands and start-ups by offering a wide range of food and drink products for...

‘Phenomenal rise’ in online grocery, says Mintel

Mintel reports a stark change in grocery shopper behaviour brought on by the COVID-19 crisis, with online grocery sales seeing 'phenomenal growth'.

Guild of Fine Food flags up optimism and resilience in indie...

A survey by the Guild of Fine Food has found that although producers and retailers are having contrasting experiences, 95% believe they can survive.

Small producers and retailers look to win long-term loyalty

The way we shop is changing rapidly, with most of us venturing out to buy groceries only when necessary and increasingly relying on home delivery.

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.

Booja-Booja supports indie retailers with online resource

Booja-Booja has created an online resource to help promote independent health food shops who are offering home delivery in response to COVID-19. 

Licorice Healthfoods opens second store

In some positive news to emerge during this difficult time, Irish health retailer Lorin Taylor has opened a second branch of her eponymous shop...

H&B staff petition for stores to close

A petition has been gatherig support for H&B staff who are calling for the retailer to close, citing inadequate employee protection against COVID-19.

Where to Vegan sets up snack delivery service

Where to Vegan has launched a subscription snack box service so peckish consumers can get a regular supply of vegan treats delivered straight to their door.

Health stores to stay open during COVID-19 crisis, Number 10 confirms

Health food stores will be permitted to stay open during the coronavirus crisis, under strict new controls on retail announced today by the Government.