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

H&B invites suppliers to 'hack for cash'

Health food suppliers are being invited to attend a charity golf and summer ball hosted by NBTY Europe, parent company of Holland & Barrett,...

Administrators called in at loss-making Julian Graves

Administrators have been called into the loss-making Julian Graves health food chain. On Monday (2 July) Deloitte was appointed as administrator to Julian Graves, which...

Cardiff branch manager scoops top H&B staff award

Leading UK health food retailer Holland & Barrett has crowned Julie Standing from its Cardiff Queen Street Store as 'Manager of The Year' at...

Dandelion Clinic is Battersea retailer’s latest addition

Battersea, London-based retailer Dandelion has launched a new service to its customers – tailored evening consultations with in-house nutritionists and herbalists. Dandelion is providing clinic...

Spend is up but shoppers want incentives

Offering shoppers discounts and incentive is the way to drive retail sales growth says mobile finance provider Pockit.  Retail spending has increased according to new...

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%...

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...

Bristol retailer takes lead on gluten-free

Coinciding with a nationwide series of events in May, Bristol independent The Better Food Company has organised a series of tasting sessions, meet-the-producers and...

Supermarkets’ banana wars are hitting growers

Ethical Consumer magazine (24 April) hits out today at the big supermarkets for selling bananas too cheaply and calls on them to set a...

Oxfam plans to offer more food in its 700 stores

Oxfam is planning to expand its food offer following successful counter top trials, reports The Grocer. The charity already sells between 50 and 60 food lines...

Tesco to ramp up sports nutrition range

Tesco is set to ramp up its on-label sports nutrition, reports The Grocer. The retailer launched its 17-product strong Nutri1st brand last year, with pricing...

Anyone know the way to Lochmuir?

A new report by the consumer group Which? reveals just how far the creative writers in the marketing departments of big retailers will go...

Holland & Barrett scoops top retail award

Holland & Barrett  has scooped the award for Speciality Retailer of the Year at Retail Week magazine's annual awards (held on 15 March) Judged by twelve...

US natural food retailers merge to form 140-store chain

Two US natural food retailers say they will be better placed to compete with sector giants Whole Foods Market after announcing a merger. On 9...

Wanted: feisty, fired-up retailers!

Are there any feisty and fired up retailers out there who would like to take part in a special discussion at Natural & Organic...

Food shoppers re-focus on quality as confidence grows

More shoppers have adapted to the new economic reality and believe the worst is behind them, according to research released last week by IGD...

Food shoppers re-focus on quality as confidence grows

More shoppers have adapted to the new economic reality and believe the worst is behind them, according to research released last week by IGD...

The shopping list is back

According to retail analysts IGD the shopping list is making a comeback — even if it is just as likely to be tapped into...

Win £3k of organic beauty products at Olympia show

Organic and natural beauty brand distributor Australis is teaming up with its favourite suppliers to offer UK health food stores the opportunity to win...

Mary Queen of Shops — recruiting now!

Mary Portas — aka Mary Queen of Shops — is actively recruiting independent retailers who would like to be featured in her new series...