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

Parking charges “hammering town centres”

  Figures released this week showing a huge rise in revenue for councils through car parking fines and charges is damning proof local authorities are...

Stirling Health Store scoops top Scottish retail award

Stirling Health Store has scooped the award for ‘Best Scottish Independent Retailer Health & Lifestyle 2012’. The prestigious awards, now in their third year, aim...

H&B staff to lead in-store ‘fitness drills’

High Street shoppers will have the chance to work out more than just their wallets this festive season, as Holland & Barrett launches in-store...

Tesco makes second bid for veg box market

Tesco has made a return to the organic veg box scene. The retailer’s new service – called Soil and Seed – launched in early November...

Whole Foods counts down the days to Cheltenham opening

Whole Foods Market is counting down the days to opening of its seventh UK store. The new store in Cheltenham feature a full service butchery...

Solgar’s Tasting Stations take the stress out in-store demos

Solgar  has launched its innovative new Tasting Stations. Independent health food stores can lease the stations for in-store demonstrations – adding what the company says...

Night fever grips Kingston Food For Thought!

Kingston based retailer Food For Thought is considering staging regular ‘club nights’ following the success of its first Night Shift event. A pilot event last...

US natural products retailers see 15% sales growth

The natural and organic retail channel in the US is emerging from the recession in good health, according to Organic & Wellness News. The magazine...

NBTY Europe appoints marketing high-flyer

NBTY Europe has appointed Lysa Hardy as chief marketing officer to head up its sales and marketing divisions. The group, which operates the Holland &...

Top ten fills to hit the hills

Healthy eating café Greens of Grasmere has launched a new ‘food for fuel' campaign. ‘ The initiative involves the creation of ten high-energy dishes, aimed...

Food for Thought works The Night Shift

Food for Thought Kingston is launching a new after-hours night-time retail concept later this month. Its ‘Night Shift’ evening will be held on 27 September...

Kinetic celebrates summer tour

Leading natural product distributors Kinetic celebrated a successful August which included a UK retailer tour. Stephanie Malcolm, organic beauty expert from Antipodes, flew to the...

Paperless receipts will “transform retailing”

Paperless receipts will “transform the retail marketplace” claims the company that is about to launch the technology in the UK. The technology will see retailers...

More shoppers buying on promotion

Six out of ten shoppers (58%) say they are buying more of their food and groceries on promotion, according to the latest retail experts...

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...

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...

Whole Foods gets taste for smaller store format

Whole Foods Market recorded a14% rise in sales ($2.7 billion) for the three months to 1 July. The US natural food chain opened a record...

Give small shops tools to connect to ‘digital high street’

Retail systems specialist SellerDeck says that the Government-backed Portas Pilots initiative fails to acknowledge the opportunity of the “digital high street”. CEO, Ben Dyer, comments:...

“We’re smelling a bit smoky – but open for business”

“We're smelling a bit smoky – but determined to be open for business tormorrow”. That was message that John McKee, manager of Edinburgh-based retailer...

Holland & Barrett sets up shop in China

Leading UK-based health food chain Holland & Barrett opened its first store in Shanghai, China, this week.  The retailer plans to open 10 stores in...