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

Christmas 2011 — late gift for retailers?

Health store retailers interviewed by Natural Products reported stronger than expected sales this holiday season. NP spoke with six retailers in the west of England...

Duchy Originals turns profit

Flagship organic brand Duchy Originals is showing a profit for the first time in four years after a boost from upmarket grocer Waitrose, reports...

Store-within-a-store treatment for Nutri Centre Dudley

Nutri Centre’s latest store opened in Dudley last month and is the first to get a full store-within-a-store treatment. Nutri Centre’s 13th store is located...

Two years of "carnage" as supermarkets build what they want

Figures from property consultancy CBRE show that supermarket expansion has increased dramatically since the the beginning of the recession. According to a report in The...

Two years of “carnage” as supermarkets build what they want

Figures from property consultancy CBRE show that supermarket expansion has increased dramatically since the the beginning of the recession. According to a report in The...

Portas to push for rates discounts and ‘high street teams’

Mary ‘Queen of Shops’ Portas will present her review ‘The Future of Our High Streets’ to the Government today (December 13) The retail guru was...

Portas to push for rates discounts and ‘high street teams’

Mary ‘Queen of Shops’ Portas will present her review ‘The Future of Our High Streets’ to the Government today (December 13) The retail guru was...

Minister pledges more support for small shops

The communities and local government minister Bob Neill says the Coalition is committed to helping to secure a more level playing field for Britain’s...

Small stores faring better as shopper behaviour ‘polarises’

The latest Retail Sales Figures shows that smaller shops may be faring better than the major multiples as the consumer spending squeeze continues. In the...

Differentiation: the difference between thriving and surviving

What it is that separates the independents who thrive and prosper? That was the question posed by leading US natural products consultant Bob Burke at...

Conference harnesses room full of retailer power!

Earls Conference Centre became an ‘ideas hothouse’ last week as health store retailers worked against the clock to generate great new ideas to help...

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...

The Haelan Centre hits 40

Amabel Booth talks us through forty years of healthy food and happy customers. On October 29 the Haelan Centre will celebrate 40 years serving London’s...

H&B predicts 2.5m shoppers will join loyalty scheme

Holland & Barrett has launched a new loyalty scheme under the name Rewards for Life. Shoppers will be able to pick up their Rewards for...

Health matters announces new organic beauty outlet

Marion Allen, the woman behind the health matters brand, is opening a new store dedicated entirely to organic beauty. The 500 square foot Creme de...

As Nature Intended opens ‘optimum wellbeing’ concept store

Organic supermarket As Nature Intended opened its new ‘optimum wellbeing’ concept store earlier this week at the new Westfield Stratford City shopping centre in...

New Planet Organic store is City slicker

Planet Organic has opened a new store in the City of London, taking its store portfolio to five. The new store, based in Devonshire Square,...

New look M&S stores to feature ‘real’ bakeries

Marks & Spencer says it will introduce ‘real’ bakeries into many of its larger stores as part of a three-year £600m investment plan. The bakeries...

Daylesford launches online farm shop

Upmarket organic food brand Daylesford has launched an online farm store embedded in the Ocado website. Ocado shoppers can dip into the virtual store and...

Top retail advice + great rugby = 1 great day out!

Question: Where can you go to benefit from some great retail advice from top PR and branding experts and enjoy dinner and a top...