The climate emergency is here, and for farmers it’s more real than anyone. While many activistsare taking to the streets calling for action …
Whether it’s the result of super powers or super marketing, superfoods sales continue to soar – but, discovers Kate Miller, not everyone in the industry is on board with the term (more…)
Fairtrade brand Divine Chocolate has unveiled a number of new additions to its Christmas goodies offer for 2019, include a variety of vegan options.
Emily McCoy looks back on 25 years of the Fairtrade Foundaiton and highlights how the famous marque can make a difference.
Ethical tea brand Clipper held a pop-up tea swap in Shoreditch today where consumers were able to swap their usual tea for a box of the brand’s Fairtrade tea and learn about the difference Fairtrade can make to the lives of tea estate workers.
We are demanding more from our shops, our purchases and the ways that our day-to-day items are produced. Transparency is the buzzword of the year and brands are responding with new labels, ethical commitments and claims from organic to vegan. But which ones to choose? And who can we trust?
With small chocolate producers choosing to trade directly, Jane Wolfe takes a look at the rise in artisan bean to bar chocolatiers who are putting cocoa farmers’ welfare before profit
Natural food brand Roots & Wings has launched a collection of organic and fair trade Chocolate Leaves.
Chocolatier James Hull talks to Jane Wolfe about how the award-winning Hassocks-based brand J.Cocoa grew out of his passion for the bean and desire to give cocoa farmers their fair dues Can you tell me a bit about J.Cocoa and why you chose to produce bean to bar chocolate? From simple curiosity to hobby to […]
Lucy Bee has launched its first organic skincare offer along with a four-strong line of organic soaps.
Wessanen-owned organic and Fairtrade tea brand Clipper is launching what it is claiming is the world’s first plastic-free, non-GM and unbleached heat-sealed tea bag.
Rombouts has launched its new single-origin Cold Brew in two flavours: Cold Brew Coffee – 100% pure Arabica coffee and filtered water – and Cold Brew Ginger & Lemon infusion.
Rosie Greenaway raises her glass to an ample organic, vegan, free-from and Fairtrade alcohol offer, and learns how mainstream trends are finding their way into this booming category
Divine Chocolate Limited, the international Fairtrade company owned by cocoa farmers, has acquired the assets of Swedish pioneering Fairtrade company, The House of Fair Trade. In August 2018 Divine Chocolate purchased the assets of The House of Fair Trade. The company, based in Gothenburg, has distributed Divine Chocolate in Sweden for the last 15 years. Telling the inspirational […]
Divine Chocolate is for the first time adding an organic range to its Fairtrade chocolate selection.
Divine Chocolate has launched a new range of chocolate gifts, bars and treats including boxed chocolates, two advent calendars and limited edition flavours for this year’s festive season.
Just launched in the UK is a three-strong range of gluten-free Quinola Mothergrain Kids Meals in pouches featuring organic vegetables and Fairtrade Peruvian quinoa.
UK products can now be certified palm oil-free with the world’s first fully accredited, international Palm Oil Free Certification Accreditation Programme (POFCAP), now approved by the Intellectual Property Office.
Union Hand-Roasted Coffee has created Union Brew Lab Cold Brew Coffee produced using single-origin coffee from Guatemala, ethically sourced through Union Direct Trade.
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
Government urged to force reformulation of pre-mixed alcoholic drinks
January 21, 2020 Jane Wolfe
Following a new product survey highlighting the high sugar content of RTD spirits, Action on Sugar is calling on Government to make producers reformulate.
Meat-free food sales up 40%, says Mintel
Sales of meat-free foods rose by 40% between 2014-2019, according to Mintel. The research firm reports 23% of all new UK food products in 2019 were vegan.
Tribunal judge rules ethical veganism is ‘philosophical belief’
In a landmark legal case, a tribunal judge has ruled that ethical veganism qualifies as a ‘philosophical belief and must be afforded special protections.
Pukka’s Herb Hub pops up in Covent Garden
PUKKA Herbs pop-up café the Herb Hub is coming to the end of its stay in the Seven Dials area of Covent Garden in London.
Say yes to sustainable sex
December 19, 2019 Sharna Waid
With consumers thinking more about their impact on the environment, it’s no surprise that the environmental impact of their sex lives is also coming into question. With a range of sustainable sex products cropping up on bedside tables, Sharna Waid investigates which brands are championing the alternatives and whether it’s an area worth investing in […]
The breakfast club
We’re all familiar with the old adage ‘breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dine like a pauper’, but truth be told we are more likely to do the exact opposite. Jane Wolfe finds out how retailers can offer consumers easy, convenient and healthy ways to start the morning (more…)
New Year, new stress
Is the pressure we put upon ourselves to change during January causing us problems? Alice Wright considers whether unrealistic New Year’s resolutions could be doing more harm than good, and discusses some gentler, alternative options to ease customers stress-free into 2020 (more…)
Pick of the products 2019
One thing’s for sure when reflecting on this year’s products: our industry never fails to deliver on innovation. With the word ‘sustainability’ on everyone’s lips, our sector was pioneering its ‘better for you and the planet’ products long before the phrase hit the mainstream. As the world plays catch-up, here’s a review of the trendsetting […]
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 […]
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. […]