Brighton-based ethical supermarket hiSbe is close to securing a second store site in the city.
Leading figures from the natural beauty sector gathered in Brighton this week to debate a range of issues – from latest market trends and developments, to business ethics and sustainability. The 2016 Natural Beauty Roundtable brought together a group of 20 prominent brand owners, CEOs, commentators and practitioners for a two-hour themed discussion, working lunch […]
Check out NPN’s video report on this morning’s Wake Up To Organic events in Brighton. Full report and photos coming soon.
Ethical supermarket HisBe was the focus of the first episode of a new series The Food Rebels, aired earlier this month on Community Channel. Natalie Savona (from BBC Three’s Freaky Eaters) met Ruth and Amy Anslow, founders of HisBe in Brighton to discover the ethos behind the supermarket. “There are four big ways in which […]
Infinity Foods health store in Brighton recently rediscovered and restored a colourful part of its history – a stained glass light box. Infinity’s Facebook page showed images of the light box, now installed in the store. “Long-term loyal customers among you may recognize this latest addition to the bodycare section,” said the post. “This beautiful […]
Within days of the UK Government officially rejecting proposals for a tax on sugary drinks, Brighton & Hove Council has launched a voluntary sugar tax as part of a wider ‘sugar smart city’ initiative. The council is calling on food and drink shops across the city to impose a 10p surcharge on all sugary soft […]
Brighton-based ethical supermarket hiSbe say it is planning to establish a regional chain of up to 10 stores over the next five years. HiSbe opened its first store in December 2013. The part crowd-funded shop – founded by sisters, Ruth and Amy Anslow – was always billed as ‘pilot-store’. Explaining the hiSbe (standing for ‘how […]
Glow Organic, a new natural and organic skincare and make-up boutique, is opening its doors from 22-28 June in Brighton’s North Laines. It will open as part of the Pop-Up Shop, a not-for-profit organisation set up in 2011 to create opportunities for young entrepreneurs and artists in the city, and will offer products from Living […]
Pesticide campaign group PAN UK is launching an initiative aimed at ridding public parks in Britain of toxic herbicides and pesticides – starting with Brighton & Hove. PAN UK says there is a growing body of evidence about the harmful effects of pesticides on human health and the environment. Just a few weeks ago the […]
Frozen yoghurt company Lick has made shares available via the crowdfunding website crowdcube.com. Founded by Ky Wright and Owain Williams, Lick opened the UK’s first ever froyo shop in the North Laines in Brighton but now the focus is on wholesale. The brand’s product is the only 100% yoghurt froyo in the world. Innocent Drinks’ […]
Over 5,000 people attended this year’s Brighton Vegfest show which took place over the Mother’s Day weekend (29-30 March) at the Hove Centre. Highlights of this year’s show including the appearances of former Everton FC player Neil Robinson – the world’s first top flight vegan footballer, Goldblade frontman John Robb and top nutritionist Gareth Zeal. […]
Natural Products editor Jim Manson has been to see how new Brighton-based ethical supermarket hiSbe is showing how food retailing should be ‘Happiness’ and ‘supermarkets’. Two words you don’t often see together. But that could all be about to change with the launch of Brighton-based ethical supermarket hiSbe. Standing for ‘how it should be’, hiSbe […]
Leading buyers, managers and staff from the natural Products industry are expected to be heading for Europe’s biggest — and coolest — veggie events at Brighton in March and Bristol in May 2012. (more…)
The sun shone, salsa dancers swayed and a jazz band swung as natural and organic suppliers gathered in Jubilee Square, Brighton on Saturday (July 2) to help Infinity Foods celebrate its 40th Anniversary. (more…)
OTB receives £1.73m in funding
January 12, 2018 Rosie Greenaway
The Organic Trade Board (OTB) is to receive a loan from Triodos Bank, Europe’s leading sustainable bank, to help grow organic sales in the UK in 2018 and beyond.
Forest Whole Foods named Best New Business
Online organic retailer Forest Whole Foods has been awarded Best New Business in the New Forest Business Partnership’s Brilliance in Business Awards.
Gove charms audience at the Oxford Real Farming Conference
Michael Gove became the first Defra minister to address the rebel Real Farming Conference in Oxford, usually a prerogative of the established Oxford Farming Conference.
Government plans for plastic
In a speech broadcast today by the BBC, Theresa May spoke of her plans to ‘nurture’ the environment through a ‘comprehensive 25-year environment plan’ which puts plastic at the forefront of the agenda.
November 21, 2017 Jane Wolfe
With mounting research emphasizing the crucial part the microbiome plays in preventing and fighting disease, Jane Wolfe takes a look at the best ways to optimize gut health (more…)
Food of the gods
Regularly consuming a little of what you love could have long-term health benefits – even where chocolate is concerned, discovers Rosie Greenaway (more…)
A significant rise in job insecurity since the UK’s decision to leave the EU means people are loath to take time off work – and with an increase in colds and flu, this is leading to higher demand for OTC remedies. Jane Wolfe reports (more…)
Let’s do lunch!
Sharna Waid has been taking a look at how natural products retailers and brands are maximizing the crucial two-hour lunchtime selling period (more…)
As Europe braces itself for a winter flu outbreak, protect yourself with Sambucol and the power of black elderberry.
Experts across Europe have warned the EU to brace itself for a bad flu season this winter. A new vaccine has been produced which is effective in fighting H3N2, the flu strain likely to hit the region this year; however, the vaccine is generally available for free to over 65s, pregnant women, those with an […]
Natural beauty made in Cyprus
Sharna Waid has been finding out how passionate producers in Cyprus are using the fruits of the land to create natural beautifying cosmetics. According to the ancient myth, Aphrodite – the goddess of love and beauty, pleasure and procreation – was born out of the waves off the coast of Cyprus. Aside from attracting three […]