News in brief

Daventry Retail Forum
Daventry Retail Forum

John Lewis Chairman, Sir Charlie Mayfield, visited Daventry this month as guest of NAHS/BIRA committee member, Cheryl Thallon, who welcomed him to Sheaf Street Health Store and Bread & Circus artisan bakery.

Bam Organic has been selected by Sainsbury’s to join its Taste of the Future programme; 330ml Tetra Pak cartons of its 25G High Protein Chocolate and Banoffee shakes will be listed in stores across the country.

Thyme Marketing has announced that it has appointed Halima Markey as head of commercial.

Nim’s has launched a limited edition range of festive crisps including: Beet & Butt – an earthy combination of beetroot and rich sweet butternut squash; and Bubble & Squeak – a Christmas classic made with parsnip, beetroot and Brussels sprouts.

Booja-Booja Dairy Free Ice Cream has picked up its third Vegfest UK Award in as many years when, following a public vote, it scooped the award for Best Vegan Ice Cream.

Natural, plant-based brand Gosh! has introduced Veggie Cocktail Sausages with Sage and Black Pepper. They are free from the top 14 allergens and approved by the Vegan Society.

TREK has announced a range-wide rebrand utilizing what it describes as clean, fresh designs to deliver strong stand out on-shelf and signpost the brand’s health credentials.

Chilled quark bar brand YAAR is expanding with a new Double Choc SKU and a national listing in over 330 Morrisons stores. It has also secured an international partnership with Spinneys in Dubai.

BetterYou has been awarded a Yorkshire Post Excellence in Business Award, scooping the top spot in the category: Companies turning over up to £10 million.

Vegan, cruelty-free hair and skincare brand MONAT has launched its Festive Collection, comprising six luxury sets for her, him, kids and pets.

Leading US kombucha brand Humm Kombucha has launched in the UK with a line of six flavours: Original, Mango Passion, Blueberry Mint, Lemon Ginger, Pomegranate Lemonade and Coconut Lime

Pictured: Cheryl Thallon and Sir Charlie Mayfield