Retail News

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

Superdrug adds to vegan beauty offer

High street retailer Superdrug has extended its vegan, cruelty-free B. brand of beauty and grooming products with a range of make-up. The offer includes bronzers,...

Planet Organic launches own brand specialist ranges

ORGANIC retail pioneer Planet Organic has launched its own products to cater for specialist diets, such as raw foods, superfoods, green foods, fitness foods,...

HISBE is a hero with a heart

Brighton-based ethical supermarket HIBSE has been recognized in the Green Heart Hero Awards due to its commitment to sustainability.

New venture GG’s opens its door in Denby Dale

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...

Whole Foods opens “small and mighty” Richmond store

Whole Food Markets will open the doors of its new 20,000 sq ft store in Richmond, south west  London, tomorrow (Tuesday 8 October). The smaller...

Daily Bread proves its worth

Northampton wholefood and health store Daily Bread has been named Growing Co-operative of the Year in the 2017 Co-op of the Year Awards.

High five for HISBE

In December Brighton-based ethical independent supermarket HISBE celebrated its fifth birthday.

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...

Get prepared for National Vegetarian Week

Now in its 24th year, National Vegetarian Week will take place from 16-22 May 2016, so there’s still time to get organized. Free poster and...

Independent retailers underusing the internet

Independent retailers are underusing the Internet in their business with wholesalers and suppliers, a new survey has found.

New Sussex wholefood store fuels food debate

The owners of a new wholefood store in Sussex say they are keen to fuel a local debate about food. David and Nicola McCarthy –...

Fodder opens new bodycare store

Fodder in Hereford has moved its bodycare offer into a brand new second store, just yards across the road from the original shop.

Veg box schemes seek Government help to cope with rocketing demand

New figures have revealed that weekly sales of UK veg boxes grew by a huge 111% during the six weeks between the end of February and mid-April.

Health Spar: C-store operator partners with Holland & Barrett

Leading convenience store operator Spar is teaming up with Holland & Barrett to offer a range of skincare, vitamin, mineral and food supplements. The...

Ethical supermarket hisBe opens for business

Brighton's new ethical supermarket hiSbe – short for How It Should Be – opened its doors last week. Claiming to be ‘a new type of...

Is your store ready for Organic September? 

The Soil Association is celebrating this year’s Organic September by shining the spotlight on the organic market’s anticipated record growth in September, making sure consumers understand what organic is, and is supporting nation-wide events and organic brand promotions. 

Supermarkets’ banana wars are hitting growers

Ethical Consumer magazine (24 April) hits out today at the big supermarkets for selling bananas too cheaply and calls on them to set a...

Reaching out to younger shoppers is key to future of health...

Yeovil-based Ceres Natural & Organic Foods recently celebrated its 35th anniversary with a special open day event. The event was a great success says Ceres...

HisBe: the food rebels

Ethical supermarket HisBe was the focus of the first episode of a new series The Food Rebels, aired earlier this month on Community Channel. Natalie...

H&B grows online sales by 27.5% as omni-channel strategy pays off

Online sales at Holland & Barrett grew 27.5% (with mobile sales up 127%) last year, highlighting the success of the retailer’s omni-channel strategy. Combined turnover...