Last weekend a new sustainable shop opened in the Fiveways area of Brighton, to cater for the plastic-free shopping needs of local residents.
In December Brighton-based ethical independent supermarket HISBE celebrated its fifth birthday.
Animal rights campaigners took over Brighton-based alternative supermarket HISBE this month for a second time in protest at what they call the retailer’s ‘false advertising’.
Claiming to be the UK’s first restaurant offering cannabis-infused cuisine, The Canna Kitchen is due to open in Brighton’s Duke Street tomorrow (1 December).
Natural skincare shop WiDEYE has opened its third UK branch in Gardner Street within Brighton’s North Laines, following the launch of its Bournemouth store in May.
Capitalizing on the recent change of season, Pukka Herbs installed a giant bed on the streets of Brighton last week, drawing members of the public in to talk with Euan MacLennan, the brand’s herbal director, about how to achieve a better night’s sleep.
VegfestUK is returning to Brighton from 24-25 March for the first of its 2018 events.
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…)
Mary-Jane’s Coffee opens its first CBD café
June 21, 2019 Jane Wolfe
The man behind Mary-Jane’s Coffee, Jon Antoniou, has opened the South West’s first CBD cafe in Bristol’s Whiteladies Road in a bid to provide ‘a quality, affordable and great-tasting way to take CBD daily’.
News in brief
Chunky Chocolate and Chunky Orange Chocolate with Baobab are the first bars from Prodigy Snacks, a start-up which uses clean, natural ingredients with nutritional benefits to reimagine classic chocolate favourites. Bells & Whistles has launched a new vegan cake line in three flavours: Berry & Cashew, Nut Truffle and Ginger & Apricot. The gluten-, milk- […]
BetterYou reveals new-look website
Natural health brand BetterYou has unveiled its updated website, betteryou.com, with a fresh new look and feel as well as some added initiatives designed to enhance performance and delivery.
Government pressed to ban cartoons on unhealthy food for kids
Campaign groups are calling on the UK Government to ban the use of cartoon characters on the packaging of unhealthy products aimed at children, and to mandate traffic light nutrition labelling to facilitate parents to make healthier choices.
Beyond the little bottles
June 12, 2019 Ross Harris
From the yoghurt drinks of the ‘90s to Unilever’s recent investment in ‘happy bacteria’ skincare, probiotics are still a hot topic – but consumer confusion is rife, discovers Kate Miller, and puzzling legislation isn’t helping (more…)
The carbon pawprint
A far cry from the proverbial dogs’ dinner, the pet industry is now booming with healthier and greener options. From zero waste shampoo bars to premium natural and organic foods, Sharna Waid finds out what retailers are stocking to meet the demands of a growing community of eco-conscious pet parents (more…)
As more consumers seek alcohol-free, low-sugar and sustainably produced beverages, Jane Wolfe speaks with some natural and organic soft drinks brands to discover how they are ticking all the boxes (more…)
The heart of the matter
Dr Decker Weiss is a naturopathic cardiologist with an important message about inflammation. Here, Rosie Greenaway relays some of the key messages conveyed during his 2018 retailer roadshow, and discovers why ignoring the red flags could be catastrophic for cardiovascular health
Setting Industry standards for Golden quality CBD Products
Over the past few years Hemp and its CBD-rich extracts have made a stunning entrance to the nutraceutical business. More and more people are now commenting on the wonderful health benefits of supplementing their diet with natural phytocannabinoids and new CBD oil brands pop-up regularly as a result.
Garden of Life®
Your body was created to eat, process, and derive its nutrition from food—real, healthy food. Garden of life® are fanatical about food. The core ethos is that they always start with real foods and these (foods) provide the formulas, the power to be at their best. Completely free of any synthetically created, chemical breakthroughs from […]
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 […]
Mineral-rich New Zealand volcanic mud delivers instant illumination for your skin
It may seem counter-intuitive to apply mud to your skin in order to cleanse it, but the skin-enhancing benefits of mineral-rich mud have been harnessed for beauty treatments all over the world for centuries. Antipodes® uses white volcanic mud sourced from central New Zealand’s dramatic central plateau in its new Halo Skin-Brightening Facial Mud Mask […]