Salisbury retailer Goodfayre has gone a step further in its ethical mission this month, becoming the first entirely vegan food shop in the South West.
North Yorkshire-based Flaya has launched with a line of Vegan Society-approved vegan and organic perfumes.
Weleda’s ethical and sustainable sourcing team won Supplier Engagement of the Year at the Ethical Corporation’s Responsible Business Awards in October.
Superfood brand Naturya has added a range of Super Conserves and Superbars, incorporating to its offer.
Natural ethical skincare brand SheaByNature has created Sheaqueous cream as a natural alternative to aqueous creams. Suitable for the entire family, the product combines shea butter, aloe vera and almond oil to create a gentle and soothing daily moisturizer for all ages and skin conditions, including dry, itchy skin, eczema and dermatitis. The cream aims […]
One Earth Organics has launched with a range of superfood blends using only ethical and sustainable ingredients.
Ethical honey brand Gustare Honey is launching its Australian Pure Manuka Raw Honey in April.
Brighton-based ethical supermarket hiSbe is close to securing a second store site in the city.
Natural products wholesaler Essential Trading has warned the Fairtrade Foundation that its decision to allow Cadbury to use the Fairtrade name, despite leaving the scheme, may signal an end to its relevance as an ethical certifier.
“Asking what is the human need and purpose, is the question that should really drive your innovation,” says the brand director of the Leon chain of ‘naturally fast food’ restaurants.
International maritime charity Sailors’ Society has launched two new coffee blends in a bid to raise awareness and diversify its income.
In what is its first new flavour launch for over two years, organic and ethical chocolate company Seed and Bean has introduced three new bars.
Ethical raw brand Raw Living is rolling out refreshed packaging for its range of organic superfoods.
Waitrose says it will start to pay its smaller suppliers within a week of being invoiced in a move intended to strengthen its reputation as an ethical retailer. The arrangement will apply to all suppliers who do less than £100,000 worth of business with Waitrose annually. More than 600 UK food suppliers of some 2,500 products will […]
The latest launch from raw chocolate company Mr Popple’s Chocolate is the new Amazin Fennel & Raisin bar.
A growing number of ethical food labels are making their way to cosmetic and personal care products, reports Organic Monitor. New research by Organic Monitor into the US sector finds that almost 15% of natural personal care products are now certified to food standards, corresponding to a market value of over USD 700 million. Non-GMO […]
Union Hand-Roasted Coffee has relaunched its range of artisan craft coffees following a total rebrand. The redesigned packaging has moved away from the purple foil packs to a premium, handcrafted look in brown paper bags with copper accents, designed to reflect the quality of the coffee inside. The new packs communicate more information on the […]
The rapidly changing retail market could favour independent health retailers and eco brands, a leading retail analyst has suggested. Martin Watkins, head of retail and business insights at analysts Nielsen, said there was “no going back” to the retail model that dominated the pre-internet era. Speaking at a recent Soil Association Trade briefing, Watkins said […]
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 […]
Online detox diet and juice company MyDetoxDiet has now opened a ‘personal one-stop healthy lifestyle’ store in Greenwich, London The shop aims to offer the very best in ethical, healthy eating, including takeaway juices, seasonal salads, wholesome soups and stews created by a Michelin-starred chef, superfood shots and vegan cakes and muffins. All the store’s […]
Juiceburst rebrands, reformulates, extends range
January 16, 2018 Jane Wolfe
Soft drinks brand Juiceburst has reformulated and rebranded across its entire portfolio, as well as creating two new additions to its core range.
OTB receives £1.73m in funding
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.
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 […]