Snippets of the latest news from Natural Products News

  • The Collective is hitting TV screens for the first time with an ad broadcast across the SKY network featuring its new dairy-free yoghurt, Plant. “This is our largest launch ever so the level of focus and investment we’re putting behind it is significant,” comments the brand’s Sarah Smart.
  • Family-owned Daioni Organic is launching a packaging refresh and introducing biodegradable paper straws on the 50th anniversary of Laurence family farming, as part of the brand’s strategy to grow sales and expand distribution.
  • Based in the Lake District, new adult soft drinks brand Zingi Bear has launched with a Ginger Switchel, made using sparkling water and fresh root ginger, sweetened with organic acacia honey and pepped up with apple cider vinegar.
  • A small, family-run business set up during the pandemic has created a dog bed – bECOsy –which has become the first in the world to be registered with The Vegan Society’s Vegan Trademark.
  • Scottish farming family the Medlocks – who farm organic, gluten-free oats on 260 acres near Laurencekirk – has launched a website selling its new Honest Oats brand of oatmeal direct to consumers.
  • BetterYou is giving away £150 worth of John Lewis vouchers to the store who can create the most impactful vitamin D window display using its free point-of-sale support pack. Request a pack at [email protected]
  • Made for Drink has introduced two new snacks: Chicken Salt Fries – described as an umami packed vegetarian treat; and Tapas Fries – a mix of thin cut patatas fritas and crisp slices of authentic Spanish chorizo, seasoned with olives, sun-ripened tomatoes and paprika.
  • Active nutrition brand bulk has launched 1, a Complete Food Shake packed with key macronutrients, vitamins and minerals, and available in Chocolate, Vanilla and Banana Caramel. Each 100g serving contains: 30g protein; 9.6g fibre; 80mg vitamin C; 600mg potassium; and 240mg calcium.
  • New British brand Fearne & Rosie will add two new flavours to its range of reduced sugar jams and spreads for children in March, with the launch of its Strawberry Super Berry & Strawberry White Chocolate variants.
  • For the second consecutive year, Bee Health has been named in the Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200. The VMS manufacturer is ranked at No 108 and is one of only 20 north-east companies listed.
  • As part of Toast’s Rise Up Series – raising awareness about the connection between our food system and climate change and biodiversity loss – Baker’s Witbier is a Belgian-style wheat beer brewed with surplus organic Real Bread from fellow B Corp Hobbs House Bakery.
  • Welsh soft drinks brand Radnor has launched Vits – a low-calorie, sugar-free drink which it says is the first vitamin D flavoured spring water in Tetra Pak packages. It comes in two flavours: Lemon & Lime and Apple & Raspberry.
  • Panda Packaging has launched a new contactless and sustainable loyalty scheme for its coffee cups to create a direct line of contact with customers, develop valuable business insights and reduce the environmental impact of single-use plastic waste.