Brighton-based sustainable supermarket HISBE is targeting a £450,000 bond raise through a crowdfunding campaign on the Triodos Crowdfunding platform.
VMS manufacturer Lifeplan Products Limited has invested £990,000 in a ten-month expansion project designed to boost productivity by a significant 50%.
Cofresh Snack Foods has purchased an additional food production and warehousing facility in Nuneaton to enable it to expand to meet growing demand.
Family-run health and wellbeing product manufacturer Power Health is eyeing future growth with a major facilities expansion.
Following its recent purchase by L1 Retail, Holland and Barrett has doubled the size of its global headquarters at Eliot Park in Nuneaton.
The Hopsack health store in Dublin recently expanded its premises both to increase and reinforce its existing offer.
Shropshire-based Purition, which produces wholefood smoothie blends, has announced that its online sales have topped the half million mark.
Bristol organic food retailer The Better Food Company has today launched a £350,000 bond issue, working in partnership with Triodos Bank. The proceeds will be used to expand the business with the opening of a third store and café in the Harbourside area of the city. “We’re seeing a growing appetite for ethical food and […]
Nutritional ingredient supplier Cambridge Commodities Ltd (CCL) has been ranked 36th in the Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 league table shortly after moving into bigger premises. “I am so pleased that CCL has entered the International Track 200 league,” commented company MD James Stevens. “We’ve worked incredibly hard as a team over the past […]
It’s been a busy time for Yorkshire Provender with founder Belinda Williams winning a Natwest everywoman Award, the announcement of massive expansion plans, and now the launch of a new range of nine Family Favourite soups. Roast Chicken Soup with Traditional Vegetables, a variation on a Sunday classic which includes parsnips, carrots, leeks, potato, broccoli […]
You’ve got a thriving local natural products store with a tribe of loyal customers. You’d love to expand into bigger premises. Then suddenly the shop unit next door comes up for rent. The problem is, your funds just won’t stretch far enough to do a proper buildout – and a previous business loss means you […]
The COVID-19 masks threatening the lives of whales
July 8, 2020 Rosie Greenaway
Billions of masks and gloves are ending up in the sea during the pandemic, says Ocean Conservancy, warning we’re heading for a surge in ocean pollution.
OTB welcomes new general manager
Last month saw the appointment of Cristina Dimetto as the OTB’s new general manager, who joins ahead of this year’s Organic September campaign.
Urgent wake up call to Government to ‘fix the failings of food’
The Select Committee on Food, Poverty, Health and the Environment has published a report questioning the affordability of the recommended healthy diet.
News in brief
New kids’ food start-up Mia & Ben has launched with four organic fruit and vegetable combinations in pouches created using HPP technology.
Know the drill
June 16, 2020 Dominique Ayling
Discovering everything from ‘naked gum’ to toothpaste tabs, Dominique Ayling cuts her teeth in the natural oral care market.
The art of healthy baking
Rosie Greenaway roots through her store cupboard to learn how the therapeutic benefits of baking can be merged with the nutritional perks of superfoods.
Inflammation: the silent assassin
Chronic inflammation is a factor in myriad chronic health conditions but sometimes symptoms are invisible says Jane Wolfe.
A problem for Brits at the best of times, sleep issues are being exacerbated due to the pandemic, leaving many feeling exhausted, reports Jane Wolfe.
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 […]
How to become the next influential natural beauty brand
The world doesn’t need another natural beauty brand. It’s a market that is set to be worth up to $54 billion by 2027. It’s saturated like every other industry in the world. What it does need however, is a brand that is passionate, value driven and has clarity around how they want to shake things […]
Leading the discussion around sustainability in retail
The Sustainability in Retail Forum is the new conference designed to help senior executives within leading retailers from across the Nordic region meet the ever-evolving challenges around sustainability. Taking place 13 November 2019, at MalmöMässan, Sweden, the event is co-located with the award-winning trade exhibitions Nordic Organic Food Fair and Eco Life Scandinavia. Facing the […]
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 […]