News in brief


Waitrose & Partners is the first supermarket to stock Ecoegg’s laundry and dryer products. The supermarket will offer the 70 wash Laundry Egg in Fresh Linen, Fresh Linen Refill Pellets and the Fragrance Free Dryer Eggs.

Maya Christensen, CEO of beauty brand cut.le.crap. has been crowned Up by Wabel’s Best Inspirational Entrepreneur of the year.

Wassen International has announced funding for a three-year partnership with the University of Roehampton through Dr Simon Dyall to progress further studies on its Efamol brand.

OTO has expanded its portfolio with what it says is Europe’s first CBD Pillow Mist, containing 30% CBD blended with Ayurvedic botanicals designed to induce and aid sleep.

Raw Halo has announced new listings for its organic, raw and dairy-free chocolate in Waitrose, Ocado and Holland & Barrett.

Podberry, a new healthy pea snack produced in Scotland, has secured its first major supermarket listing with Morrisons. The initial two varieties are Sea Salt and Balsamic Vinegar and Sweet Chilli.

Recently launched brand Bells & Whistles is set to take its vegan cake slices into Waitrose and ASDA in the UK, and Coles in Australia.

Handmade soda brand Square Root has opened a new factory in Walthamstow to cater for growing demand; it says that over 2.5 million bottles have been sold since launching as a farmer’s market stall in 2012.

Booja-Booja dairy-free chocolate truffles are now stocked in selected WHSmith Travel Stores.

Lizi’s has launched a Digestive Health Granola to help support good bacteria and maintain healthy digestion, containing one billion culture and over 4g of fibre per 50g serving.

Low/no alcohol craft brewery Nirvana Brewery has rebranded its product range to suit international growth and enable expansion into mainstream markets.

New from Nestlé comes what it says are the world’s first plant-based instant lattes in Almond, Oat and Coconut varieties. Certified by the Vegan Society, they are initially available in Tesco supermarkets.