Bite-size pieces of company news from NPN

Former international rugby playing brothers Charlie Simpson-Daniel and James Simpson-Daniel have launched three new healthy food/drink brands: Wizards Magic Chocolate CBD; Ambitions protein pasta; and Champions Cider, a non-alcoholic healthy cider brand.

Californian-based brand Califia Farms has launched its new long-life Oat Drink in the UK; it is available in Sainsbury’s stores.

Virtue has expanded its range of natural energy drinks, with the introduction of a sugar-free range. Containing 80mg of natural caffeine from green coffee beans and enriched with B vitamins, the drinks are available in Lemon & Lime and Berries.

Created by Luke Carthy as a solution to the racial inequality in our high street stores and supermarkets, Afrodrops is an online specialist store for natural afro and curly hair care products with a focus on natural ingredients where possible.

Plant-based and free-from brand Gosh! has introduced two new chilled, ready-to-eat Snack Bites available in Smokey BBQ Sweet Potato and Moroccan Spiced Veg varieties.

Ella’s Kitchen has launched a new online hub called WEANURSERY, jam-packed with everything parents need to know about weaning. With top tips, handy guides and tasty recipes from the experts, the site provides lots of support to help alleviate ‘weaning worries’.

HayMax organic allergen barrier balm brand has won a prestigious LUXlife Parent & Baby Award.

Bravura Foods MD and Vegan Runners member Lisa Gawthorne brought home the gold for Great Britain in the European Non-Stadia 10K Championships in Madeira, being crowned as the new age group champion in the V35 category.

Hunter & Gather has extended its dietary supplements portfolio with the addition of Marine Collagen made from sustainably caught white fish and free from GMOs, bulkers and fillers.

Ginger Bakers has launched a new addition to its Squares gluten-free handmade traybake cake range: Cranberry, Orange, & White Chocolate flapjack, made with sticky cranberries, chunks of white chocolate and topped with a white chocolate drizzle.

Two non-alcoholic ‘ready to drink’ cans have been launched by Sea Arch Drinks, based on its trademark Coastal Juniper distilled spirit. Inspired by a G&T, the Sea & T is a double measure of Sea Arch spirit mixed with a lightly sparkling Indian tonic, while Rose Sea & T is blended with a delicate rose- and raspberry-infused tonic.

Biona Organic has announced that its tinned Jackfruit has launched into over 220 Marks & Spencer’s stores across the UK. The product is BPA-free, has no added flavours or preservatives and is a rich source of fibre and vitamin C.