Retail News

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

Health stores to stay open during COVID-19 crisis, Number 10 confirms

Health food stores will be permitted to stay open during the coronavirus crisis, under strict new controls on retail announced today by the Government. 

Planet Organic announces takeover of As Nature Intended

Trailblazing health and wellbeing retailer Planet Organic has acquired As Nature Intended, the chain of seven London-based organic and natural food stores. 

Fresh-range ethical grocer goes nationwide with delivery service

Due to consumer demand, ethical online grocer fresh-range has extended its home delivery service to cover England and Wales, and most of Scotland.

Barnes + Binns sustainable homeware store settles in Hove

Barnes + Binns General store has brought a new homeware and bodycare retail space to Hove, with the focus firmly on sustainability.

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.

‘Supermarket Rebels’ launch £450,000 crowdfunding campaign to fund second store

Brighton-based sustainable supermarket HISBE is targeting a £450,000 bond raise through a crowdfunding campaign on the Triodos Crowdfunding platform.

Rebel rebel …

A new organic grocery has opened in Hove to offer locals an ethical shopping experience with friendly service and community firmly at its heart.

Bringing kindly shopping to Brighton

Tagged as a ‘sustainable supermarket for the thoughtful people of Brighton’, Kindly of Brighton is one of the newest retailers to open in the city.

Supermarkets’ big sustainability sweep

The news is awash with supermarkets making sustainability pledges, declaring plans to take environmental issues more seriously.

Daily Bread rejoices in ruby anniversary

The Northampton co-op Daily Bread is organizing year-long events to mark its 40th anniversary, kicking off the celebrations with a special Ruby Muesli.

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.

ASA initiates sanctions against H&B over ‘weight loss’ ruling

The ASA has initiated sanctions against H&B, after a ruling in December that H&B breached the advertising code by using the term ‘weight management'.

Well wheeled: Planet Organic in hot food delivery first

Planet Organic is partnering with upscale London-based delivery service SUPPER to offer hot food deliveries for the first time. The new service will be offered...

Brighton welcomes The Source Bulk Foods

Packaging-free franchise The Source Bulk Foods has opened its first UK store outside London to bring nutritious food to eco-conscious consumers in Brighton.

Holland & Barrett trials selling products past best before end date

In a new initiative, Holland & Barret is to trial selling products past their best before end date in an attempt to achieve its zero waste to landfill goal.

Abel & Cole gets office workers Fed with organic

Fed by Abel & Cole is a newly launched delivery service providing 100% organic ‘office-friendly’ food and drink to workplace teams.

Plastic use up as supermarkets backtrack on pledges to cut back

The amount of plastic produced and used by UK supermarkets rose this year, according to a report by Greenpeace and the Environmental Investigation Agency.

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

Hastings’ co-op expands refills into second store

Trinity Wholefoods, which marked its 35th birthday this year, has opened a refill store to encourage customers to ‘reduce, reuse, recycle, refill, rethink'.

Store Brighton opens sister branch

After opening their first sustainable shop in January 2019, Store Brighton owners Heather Banks and Ceri Lones have opened another: the Store Next Door.