Each year for two weeks in February and March Fairtrade puts a spotlight on trade through Fairtrade Fortnight. It is a chance for people up and down the UK to stand together and show their support for farmers and workers and a way to highlight the difference fair trade can make to lives and communities.
Sustainable British snack brand BRAVE has introduced what it says is a world first: Chocolate & Salted Caramel Roasted Peas.
Ethical food brand MIA has added a Baobab & Salted Nibs variant to its range of chocolate bars, which are wholly produced, crafted and packaged in Madagascar.
Montezuma’s has revealed its Easter 2019 range of eggs and chocolate gifts, which include three new products.
Cox & Co is a new chocolate brand, which has come to market with a range of 35g and 70g bars blending single-origin, farm-to-bar cacao with superfoods.
Scottish Private Equity firm Inverleith LLP has announced it has taken a majority stake in specialist British chocolate brand Montezuma’s, in a multi-million pound deal. Montezuma’s has established itself as one of the largest leading independent British manufacturers of premium artisanal chocolate, including organic, non-dairy and vegan ranges. The company has prided itself on maintaining […]
Booja-Booja has created two new chocolate truffle gifting ranges in time for Christmas – The Wonderbox and Twelve Truffle Boxes – plus added two new truffle varieties.
Choc Chick, which specializes in ethically sourced organic raw cacao, has created a new range of vegan snacks – Quinoa Pops and Plantain Bites – and revealed a fresh look.
Reacting to the growing demand for dairy-free milk chocolate alternatives, Montezuma’s has introduced its new Like No Udder range.
Montezuma’s has unveiled its Christmas collection, which this year includes the advent calendars, seasonal flavour truffles and chocolate bars, and a number of vegan friendly options.
In 2016, inspired by his great-great-great grandfather – the founder of Cadbury chocolate, which was subject to a hostile takeover in 2010 – James Cadbury started the organic chocolate company Love Cocoa. Here, Jane Wolfe talks to him about how the ethical beliefs of his family have influenced his brand
To meet consumer demand for premium pouches in the confectionery category, Doisy & Dam has entered the sharing market with of its new Snaps range.
New premium ethical food brand MIA has launched in the UK with its initial offer of a six-strong range of Madagascan single-origin, bean-to-bar chocolate.
Nutritional snack brand Pulsin has launched two new naturally flavoured protein powders in Vanilla and Chocolate varieties.
Love Cocoa has created what it claims is Europe’s first ever vegan avocado chocolate bar.
London-based Erbology has added three new snacks to its range of plant-based products: crackers, granola and energy balls.
Superfood chocolate creator Doisy & Dam has launched a new, limited edition Crunchy Almond Butter bar featuring a brand new look.
Regularly consuming a little of what you love could have long-term health benefits – even where chocolate is concerned, discovers Rosie Greenaway (more…)
Organic and Fairtrade trailblazer brand Green & Black’s has launched a ‘Velvet Edition’ chocolate range in the UK that is neither organic or Fairtrade.
Superfood chocolate brand Doisy & Dam has become the 128th UK company to obtain B Corporation certification.
News in brief
February 15, 2019 Jane Wolfe
Real Handful has made its debut into the kids snacking market with the launch of BUNDLZ, a two-strong range of yoghurt-coated clusters in Strawberry & Raspberry or Apple & Blackberry. Delamere Dairy has launched its new Planted range into 330ml cartons and added two new flavours: Almond Drink with Coffee and Oat Drink with Date […]
Neal’s Yard kicks off frankincense initiative
Ahead of the release of its latest frankincense-based hand serum at the end of February, Neal’s Yard Remedies has launched Project Frankincense, an initiative to propagate, cultivate and care for the sustainable production of frankincense in Oman.
Organic sector set to be worth £2.5BN by 2020
The UK organic market is now worth £2.33 billion following sales growth of 5.3% in 2018, according to the Soil Association Organic Market Report 2019.
News in brief
Organix has launched a new ad campaign built around the platform ‘Fuel their Wonder’. The fully integrated £1 million campaign is running across All4, Sky and ITVHub and is supported by online video, social, radio and in store. BioCare’s Education Series 2019 comprises sessions on Nurturing Your Health with Alessandro Ferretti, and Nutritional Kintsugi with […]
Land of confusion
January 22, 2019 - -
Allergy season may be approaching but, as Kate Miller discovers, following a number of recent high-profile cases of anaphylaxis there’s an altogether more serious issue which health food stores should be aware of: food allergen labelling (more…)
Pick of the products 2018
One of the most fascinating things about our industry – apart from the continual development and discovery (or rediscovery) of health-giving ingredients and their benefits, leading to a stream of innovation – are the ethical strides taken to make it a sector to be truly proud of. When, in 2018 the nation received a rude […]
Mind full less
Rather than making life easier, our increasing connectivity is raising the nation’s stress levels as we strive to remain available at all times for all people, while also allaying our fear of missing out (FOMO). Jane Wolfe looks at why we could all do with taking a few deep breaths (more…)
Turning over a new leaf
As the smoke clears around a fresh wave of legislation, Matt Chittock explores how next-generation healthy cannabis products are setting new highs for health stores – no Rizlas required (more…)
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 […]
AQUA Carpatica, the only naturally nitrate-free & lowest sodium water
AQUA Carpatica, a premium quality natural mineral water, dedicated to the most demanding health conscious people, babies and expectant mothers, organic food lovers and active lifestylers. AQUA Carpatica is nature’s most perfect mineral water, naturally Nitrate-free and the lowest Sodium level of any bottled natural mineral water on earth; the first of its kind in […]
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 […]
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.