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

Whole Foods to open in Cheltenham in 2012

Whole Foods Market has announced today that it will open a new 27,000 square-foot store in Cheltenham in Autumn 2012. It will be the grocer’s...

Health store ransacked in London riots reopens

Croydon-based health store Authentic Roots has re-opened after its was ransacked during the rioting in London last week. Owner Santiago Reverter broke the news of...

Let’s have your organic facts!

Kew-based retailer Oliver’s is calling on industry insiders and organic pioneers to come forward with their most compelling organic facts. Owner, Sara Novakovic, explains: “For...

GET SMART: Get along to retailer event of the year

Competition on the high street is tougher than ever. You couldn’t work any harder if you tried, and there are literally no more hours...

'Little Waitrose' just got bigger

Waitrose says it plans to significantly expand its convenience store business over the next 18 months, reports supermarket.co.uk. The upmarket grocer is aiming to open...

M&S ups the vitamins (and minerals)

Marks & Spencer is expanding its range of vitamin and mineral enriched food products with the launch of a range of ‘super tomatoes’ fortified...

Haggis and salmon on the menu at Scottish Whole Foods

Haggis and smoked salmon will be among the many locally sourced and artisan produced Scottish food on sale when Whole Foods Market opens its...

Here Comes The Sun … as Greenlife celebrates in style

Totnes-based independent Greenlife celebrated its 21st anniversary last weekend with a special birthday bash in the town’s historical market square. Totnestians were out force for...

40 years of Good Stuff!

The sun shone, salsa dancers swayed and a jazz band swung as natural and organic suppliers gathered in Jubilee Square, Brighton on Saturday (July...

Union Market “relaxed” about having Whole Foods as neighbour

Union Market, the natural food store launched last year by organic farmer and business investor Tony Bromovsky, says it is “relaxed” at the prospect...

Organic targets trimmed as M&S “recalibrates” Plan A

Marks & Spencer is scaling back some of its organic produce targets, reports Marketing Week. The high street retailer says it has been forced to...

Organic targets trimmed as M&S “recalibrates” Plan A

Marks & Spencer is scaling back some of its organic produce targets, reports Marketing Week. The high street retailer says it has been forced to...

Waitrose launches “nutrient packed” food brand

Waitrose is launching a new major new grocery brand based around “nutrient packed foods”. The LoveLife brand will begin appearing in stores this month and...

New concept H&B store takes beauty to new level

Holland & Barrett has opened a major new store in Leicester featuring an entire 767 sq foot mezzanine floor given over to the natural beauty...

New concept H&B store takes beauty to new level

Holland & Barrett has opened a major new store in Leicester featuring an entire 767 sq foot mezzanine floor given over to the natural beauty...

1peed off

The popularity of shopping coupons is soaring, reports The Grocer magazine this week. In fact, a record 61% of consumers are claiming to use...

H&B pilots 'Rewards for Life' loyalty scheme

Holland & Barrett is piloting a new customer loyalty programme across 40 selected stores in the Midlands, Yorkshire and Lancashire called ‘Rewards for Life’. For...

All the shop's a stage — and you're the performer

“Anita Roddick said that your shop is a theatre and the shop floor is the stage,” retail guru Alf Dunbar told retailers at Natural...

Alf Dunbar is back for special workshop

Top motivational  speaker and retail guru, Alf Dunbar, made a huge impact at last year’s National Health Store Conference. The good news for retailers who missed...

Whole Foods opts for Whole Trade

Giant ethical retailer, Whole Foods Market, celebrated the expansion of its ethical sourcing programme in Costa Rica last month with the in-store promotion of...