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 […]
Holland & Barrett has launched its first beauty-focused cross-media advertising campaign, aiming to emphasise the company’s ethical beauty credentials. The £360,000 campaign by RKCR/Y&R focuses on Snail Gel, the anti-ageing beauty solution made from ethically-source snail slime which went into stores earlier this year, and features TV and print advertising as well as POS materials. […]
Ethical water brand Belu has launched the first British 100 per cent carbon neutral green plastic sparkling water bottle. (more…)
Ethical Consumer magazine (24 April) hits out today at the big supermarkets for selling bananas too cheaply and calls on them to set a realistic price that benefits workers in the banana trade. The magazine also raises questions over the fairness of Fairtrade bananas pricing. (more…)
Fruit juice linked with increased risk of all-cause mortality
May 20, 2019 Jim Manson
A new study by US researchers suggests that the sugar content in both fizzy drinks and fruit juice can contribute to shortened lifespans.
News in brief
Wren Laboratories Ltd, the company behind OptiBac Probiotics, has been awarded The Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2019 in the international trade category. Dairy and egg-free cake brand Alternative Foods has announced that it has rebranded as OGGS and is launching into UK supermarkets from the end of this month. The Breakfast Pot, made with Hesper […]
UK’s first cannabis restaurant raided by police
Canna Kitchen, the Brighton restaurant, café and shop which opened in December claiming to be the first in the UK to offer cannabis-infused cuisine, was raided by Sussex Police on Wednesday.
Total wipe-out: Holland & Barrett to ban wet wipes
Holland & Barrett has announced it will become the first high street retailer to ban wet wipes across all 800 of its UK and Ireland stores.
Nurture through nature
May 7, 2019 Claire Lavelle
From pregnancy massage oils to baby toys made from sustainable materials, today’s parents are turning their backs on synthetics in favour of a more natural approach, reports Claire Lavelle
A sting in the tail?
Bee products are still flying off the shelves – but, asks Matt Chittock, will the vegan revolution prove a sting in the tail? (more…)
Protein goes green
From the humble pea to the mighty sunflower, plant-based sources of protein are gaining ground. Jo Caird examines the market and reports on a new public-facing campaign aimed at educating protein consumers (more…)
With growing emphasis being placed on reducing our use of the dreaded ‘p’ word (you know the one), Jane Wolfe discovers how natural health retailers can help their customers to pack a more eco-friendly suitcase. (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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
Tooth powder as a powerful ally for your dental health
My Oradent tooth powder is neither a drug nor a medicine. Suitable for all consumers and also for vegans and vegetarians. Why in powder form? Studies have shown that tooth powder can be more effective at removing plaque than toothpaste. Plus, My Oradent does not contain fluoride, is non-toxic and is also safe for children. […]