Retail News

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

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.

H&B implements 5p paper bag charge

Holland & Barrett is implementing a 5p paper bag charge and donating the profits to a range of charitable causes that is already supports.

New indie health store blossoms in Watford

A new shop, Heather and Rose Health, opened its doors in Watford in October to offer the local community an independent health store experience. Business...

Retailer education tour highlights The Fertility Crisis

In a series of events exclusive to health food retailers, naturopath Dr Holly Lucille explored the role nutrition and supplementation have on fertility.

Riverside Health makes a comeback with new owners

After being damaged in an arson attack, Riverside Health & Natural Healing Centre in Newcastle Emlyn, has been reopened under new management.

Daylesford Organic opens Zero Waste Pantry

Daylesford Organic has launched a Zero Waste Pantry in its flagship farm shop in Kingham to curb the use of single-use packaging and reduce food waste.

Ireland celebrates ‘vibrant and enterprising’ retail sector

The best of Ireland’s independent health food retailers have again been recognized in the Health Stores Ireland/Better Retailing Magazine Retailer Awards.

Pikt Fresh organic delivery service aims to tackle food waste

SunFresh Produce has announced the launch of Pikt Fresh, what it says offers an ethical choice for direct delivery of organic fresh produce nationwide.

Oxford Street Body Shop store reimagined as ‘activist workshop’

The Oxford Street branch of The Body Shop has been transformed into an ‘activist workshop’ as part of its pledge to revive its early campaigning spirit.

Brighton says farewell to Infinity Foods Kitchen

Brighton-based Infinity Foods Cooperative has announced the closure of Infinity Foods Kitchen, located in the North Laine area of the city.

M&S claims ‘first’ with food-to-go reusable container scheme

Food and clothing retailer Marks & Spencer says it is the first major grocery retailer to introduce a reusable container incentive for fresh food-to-go.   

Planet Organic’s eighth store launch kicks off ambitious growth plan

August saw Planet Organic open its eighth London store in Queen’s Park, the first shop launch since Inverleith LLP took a majority share in the retailer.

As Nature Intended to launch Dulwich branch

As Nature Intended has announced the opening of its new Dulwich store on Saturday 7 September, which will bring its total shop count to seven.

Locavore crowned best organic retailer at BOOMs

Scotland’s first social enterprise grocery store, Locavore Grocery, has won Best of Organic Independent Retailers at the Soil Association’s BOOM Awards.

H&B goes head-to-head with Boots in healthy ‘meal deal’ launch

lland & Barrett is going head-to-head with Boots with the launch of its own 'meal deal' offer – but in H&B’S case, with a healthy twist.  

Northern exposure

In June, Mindful Store opened in Manchester to offer sustainable brands a simple route to gain greater exposure in a retail environment.

Better Food celebrates store revamp

Better Food recently spruced up its Bristol Whiteladies Road store with an updated look and new features including a packaging-free wall.

First Goodbody Wellness CBD shop opens in Bath

Sativa Group Plc has opened Goodbody Wellness in Bath, a specialist retail store offering consumers a range of over 50 CBD products.

Boots concept store signals brand ‘reinvention’

Health and beauty retailer Boots says its new 28,500 sq ft flagship store in London’s Covent Garden represents the start of a brand ‘reinvention’.

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.