Retail News

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

Organic for the People looks to the future of organics

Next month marks a year since the soft launch of Organic for the People, the 100% organic, plant-based store which popped up in London...

Zeroing in on the plastic-free opportunity

The historic UK spa town of Tunbridge Wells is the venue for one of the country’s newest plastic-free retailers, The Zero Waste Company

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...

Healthy Christmas sales help H&B deliver 4.8% growth

Healthy Christmas sales helped Holland & Barrett (H&B) deliver 4.8% year on year growth in the quarter ending 31 December 2019.

Fodder opens new bodycare store

Fodder in Hereford has moved its bodycare offer into a brand new second store, just yards across the road from the original shop.

Northampton Health Store celebrates launch

Following the closure of Health Quest in October, retailer Carol Faulkner has opened her new venture, Northampton Health Store, kicking off with a launch...

100% vegan supermarket GreenBay opens in London

GreenBay, a brand new 100% vegan grocery store, has opened in West Kensington, London.

More independents join the virtual high street

Growing numbers of independent retailers are selling on the virtual high street through sites like MyHigh.St. MyHigh.St offers specialist independent stores an online selling platform...

Whole Foods reports 14% sales rise in Q2

US natural foods retailer Whole Food Markets saw sales rise 14% to $2.7bn during the second quarter of 2102. Comparable store sales increased 9.5%...

Bio-Health celebrates addition of three new THRs

Bio-Health has achieved three more THRs bringing its total to 11. The new licenses are for a natural herbal laxative Cassilax  – a combination of...

H&B goes on the snail trail

Holland & Barrett has launched its first beauty-focused cross-media advertising campaign, aiming to emphasise the company’s ethical beauty credentials. The £360,000 campaign by RKCR/Y&R focuses...

Better Food celebrates a quarter of a century

Bristol-based organic and health food retailer Better Food is celebrating its 25th birthday this year, with a series of in-store tastings.

Scotland welcomes first social enterprise supermarket

In May, Locavore Grocery, Scotland’s first social enterprise supermarket, officially opened its doors to offer an alternative to mainstream supermarket supply chains and build...

NAHS teams with top business coach at Olympia show

The National Association of Health Stores (NAHS) is teaming up with acclaimed business coach John Silvestro in an exciting retailer initiative at this year’s...

First Look: Brompton Health Quarter

Natural Products takes a first look at Brompton Health Quarter, a sassy new health and healing centre on one of London's smartest shopping streets. The...

Morrisons introduces plastic-free fruit and veg areas

Following its decision in April to offer paper carrier bags to all customers, Morrisons has now become the first British supermarket to roll-out plastic-free fruit and veg areas in many of its stores.

Abel & Cole trials innovative refill delivery service

Organic grocery business Abel & Cole has launched a refillables trial which will remove single-use packaging from a variety of products.

Sainsbury’s advert banned over ‘fairly traded’ confusion

Not for the first time, the distinction between Fairtrade and ‘fairly traded’ has led to consumer confusion surrounding ethical designation, with Sainsbury’s the latest company getting into hot water over labelling, resulting in an advertising ban.

Planet Organic rolls out nationwide delivery service

London-based Planet Organic is for the first time offering nationwide delivery of its entire range with a chosen day fulfilment service.

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...