Jordan Smith from Doncaster has won Holland & Barrett’s Manager of the Year award and aged just 21 years-old, Smith is the youngest ever winner.
The latest news from the leading retailers in the natural and organic products industry.
After 31 years of running St Neots Health Food Centre, owner Ray Barker has closed the doors for the final time, following his decision to retire.
Fodder in Hereford has moved its bodycare offer into a brand new second store, just yards across the road from the original shop.
This year’s winner of the Best Independent Retailer at the Natural & Organic Awards Europe 2017 was Wild Honey, which has two stores in Oxford.
Nature’s Remedies in Southport has moved to bigger premises to create a new, spacious environment. Owner Carol Henshaw had to move when the lease was up on the shop’s old premises and the landlord wanted to sell. But it turned out to be a positive situation. “We are only 60 yards diagonally across the road,” […]
In March, a new 3,000sqft vegan-friendly, sugar-free health store and eatery opened in central Birmingham, just a few minutes walk from Grand Central and New Street station.
March saw the opening of a new Dundalk health shop, Height of Health, part of a family-run chain of stores in Ireland.
The Unicorn workers’ co-op in Manchester is among the three finalists in the Best Food Retailer category of the BBC’s national Food & Farming Awards.
Natural Products News is currently surveying independent natural products retailers on a range of issues – from customer trends to social media, store footfall to business prospects.
Health food retailers were honoured at the 2017 Health Food Institute Luncheon & Lecture, which took place at the Royal Overseas League in London on 9 March.
US natural products retailer Vitamin Shoppe has reported a fall in comparable store sales for the last quarter. But the company says that its ‘reinvention strategy’ remains on track.
High street on-the-go bakery Greggs has launched its healthier store format at New Cross Hospital in what the chain says is just the first of its kind.
Earlier this month Gaynor Saxton opened the doors to the new GG’s Artisan Bakery and Health Store in the West Yorkshire village of Denby Dale. After starting out small seven years ago at the Springfield Mill, selling fruit and veg and home-made pastries, Saxton opened The Good Health Store on Denby Dale High Street, but […]
Holland & Barrett’s ‘Innovation Pitch Live’ will be back at Natural & Organic Products Europe for a second year.
Hundreds of new products will be launched at the forthcoming Natural Food Show.
A West Sussex health food shop has been rebranded The Best Health Food Store courtesy of new owners, Len Glenville and Mel Beard.
“Engaging authentically with our customers – that’s our big opportunity as independent retailers.” So says Food For Thought owner Alan Martin in a new video interview for Natural Products News.
The Natural Store, which originally opened in Falmouth 20 years ago, has moved into significantly larger premises opposite the Prince of Wales Pier.
Holland & Barrett International opened a new flagship store at Marble Arch in London this week (Thursday 19 January).
A 10,000sqft organic and natural food store will open in Bold Street, Liverpool in March.
OTB receives £1.73m in funding
January 12, 2018 Rosie Greenaway
The Organic Trade Board (OTB) is to receive a loan from Triodos Bank, Europe’s leading sustainable bank, to help grow organic sales in the UK in 2018 and beyond.
Forest Whole Foods named Best New Business
Online organic retailer Forest Whole Foods has been awarded Best New Business in the New Forest Business Partnership’s Brilliance in Business Awards.
Gove charms audience at the Oxford Real Farming Conference
Michael Gove became the first Defra minister to address the rebel Real Farming Conference in Oxford, usually a prerogative of the established Oxford Farming Conference.
Government plans for plastic
In a speech broadcast today by the BBC, Theresa May spoke of her plans to ‘nurture’ the environment through a ‘comprehensive 25-year environment plan’ which puts plastic at the forefront of the agenda.
November 21, 2017 Jane Wolfe
With mounting research emphasizing the crucial part the microbiome plays in preventing and fighting disease, Jane Wolfe takes a look at the best ways to optimize gut health (more…)
Food of the gods
Regularly consuming a little of what you love could have long-term health benefits – even where chocolate is concerned, discovers Rosie Greenaway (more…)
A significant rise in job insecurity since the UK’s decision to leave the EU means people are loath to take time off work – and with an increase in colds and flu, this is leading to higher demand for OTC remedies. Jane Wolfe reports (more…)
Let’s do lunch!
Sharna Waid has been taking a look at how natural products retailers and brands are maximizing the crucial two-hour lunchtime selling period (more…)
Natural beauty made in Cyprus
Sharna Waid has been finding out how passionate producers in Cyprus are using the fruits of the land to create natural beautifying cosmetics. According to the ancient myth, Aphrodite – the goddess of love and beauty, pleasure and procreation – was born out of the waves off the coast of Cyprus. Aside from attracting three […]
As Europe braces itself for a winter flu outbreak, protect yourself with Sambucol and the power of black elderberry.
Experts across Europe have warned the EU to brace itself for a bad flu season this winter. A new vaccine has been produced which is effective in fighting H3N2, the flu strain likely to hit the region this year; however, the vaccine is generally available for free to over 65s, pregnant women, those with an […]