Retail News

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

Waitrose bans neonicotinoids from supply chain

 Waitrose is telling its fruit, vegetable and flower suppliers to stop using three neonicotinoid pesticides that have been linked to the destruction of bee...

VAT levy would be attack on natural healthcare – IAHS

The Irish Association of Health Stores (IAHS) has launched a campaign to overturn Government plans to levy 23% VAT on a range of natural...

The Naked Pharmacy shows all

The Naked Pharmacy is a new online store specializing in natural medicines, supplements and cosmeceuticals, backed by expert pharmacist advice. “We developed The Naked Pharmacy...

Protein Pick & Mix packs a punch in Tunbridge Wells

In February, Tunbridge Wells saw the opening of The Protein Pick & Mix, a bricks and mortar version of the original online-only store created...

Health food retailers honoured at HFI lunch and lecture

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.

Supermarket giant becomes eco-active

Responding to a growing demand from environmentally-conscious consumers, supermarket giant Tesco launches own-label range of eco-cleaning products.

Pablo appointed by Holland & Barrett as lead creative agency

Health store chain Holland & Barrett (H&B) has appointed Shoreditch-based agency Pablo as its creative and advertising lead.

H&B pledges change of culture after ‘embarrassing’ late payment headlines

Holland & Barrett is pledging a change of culture at the company after “embarrassing” disclosures this week over late payments to suppliers.

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.

Click It Local: taking the high street online

COVID-19 has brought a new audience to e-commerce, with online shopping hitting a record high of 30.7% of all retail in April 2020. But...

Natural beauty retailers need to be "more slick"

Sharing his extensive retail knowledge at Natural & Organic Products Europe
 last month, Jeff Martin, operations director at As Nature Intended told
 audience members...

Great content that’s 100% retailer focused!

Have you booked your place yet for this autumn’s must-attend retailer event – Natural Products Live? 100% retailer focused, Natural products Live is a one-day...

Natural Health wins big in Welwyn

Natural Health Welwyn has been celebrating winning two accolades in the Welwyn Garden Awards, organized by The Welwyn Garden City Town Centre Partnership. The health...

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...

BBC sting exposes health store selling cancer ‘cure’

An undercover investigation by BBC 5 live has discovered an unlicensed blood product being sold illegally by a Bournemouth health food store. After a tip...

H&B names youngest manager of the year

Holland & Barrett has named its youngest ever Manager of the Year at its annual retail awards ceremony.

Join the Zero Waste Club

January saw the launch of the Zero Waste Club, a new plastic-free online grocery portal founded by 20-year-old Pawan Saunya and his business partner Rishi Gupta.

H&B launches bespoke ‘vitamin box’ service

Holland & Barrett (H&B) has launched Healthbox, a new online, personalized UK subscription service for vitamins, minerals and supplements, using advice and recommendations from qualified nutritionists.

As Nature Intended’s revamped Balham store reopens

After 18 months of building refurbishment, As Nature Intended has reopened its Balham store – the first branch to open without any plastic bags.

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.