Zac Goldsmith has written to the House of Lords about a European Parliament proposal to ban words like ‘sausage’ and ‘burger’ to describe plant-based foods.
August saw Planet Organic open its eighth London store in Queen’s Park, the first shop launch since Inverleith LLP took a majority share in the retailer.
Giki has introduced a Hero badge to its shopping app to reward the most sustainable and healthy products available in major UK supermarkets.
In June, Mindful Store opened in Manchester to offer sustainable brands a simple route to gain greater exposure in a retail environment.
The Sustainable Food Trust (SFT) has welcomed Defra’s appointment of Henry Dimbleby, co-founder of Leon restaurants, to lead an independent review of England’s food system, examining it ‘from field to fork’.
After 18 months of building refurbishment, As Nature Intended has reopened its Balham store – the first branch to open without any plastic bags.
Triodos Bank has launched a vision paper calling for a ‘radical systemic transition’ away from current production-focused systems
Bristol-based independent organic and natural food store Better Food was crowned Best Independent Retailer in the Natural & Organic Awards Europe 2019 which were announced at Natural & Organic Products Europe in April.
New plant-based food and drink brand Qwrkee has introduced its Pea M’lk to the UK market, initially launching into retail through Whole Foods Market.
A group of certified B Corporations have collaborated with Waitrose to create an aisle consisting solely of B Corp-certified products on its online store.
Rude Health will be showcasing several new products at Natural & Organic Products Europe this April, including Hot Chocolate and Turmeric Latte, which will be launching during the show.
Last weekend a new sustainable shop opened in the Fiveways area of Brighton, to cater for the plastic-free shopping needs of local residents.
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…)
Supplement specialist BioCare has announced a new influencer partnership with health and food blogger Madeleine Shaw in a bid to attract a younger audience to the brand.
Current organic standards have undergone a ‘major review’ by the Soil Association, in a bid to ensure organic farmers and processors can ‘provide the highest level of protection for the environment, food and livestock in the most straightforward way possible’, says the organic certifier.
The Organic Trade Board (OTB) has written to its members asking for reviews on the work of the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) – a levy board which represents the organic sector and is funded by farmers and growers paying a levy on everything they produce.
Whether the UK and EU achieve a Brexit agreement or fail to agree and move instead to World Trade Organization rules, there will still be changes to which the food industry must adapt.
According to Mintel, food and antioxidant ingredients are increasingly crossing over into haircare products, creating some emerging trends to watch out for.
A report by The Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills (Ofsted) has been criticized by the Soil Association (SA) for being ‘flawed’ in its recent findings about obesity and healthy eating in schools. Requesting its name to be removed from the report, the SA calls the report ‘deeply confused’, and calls into […]
Organic September is on its way, and there are plenty of opportunities for retailers to shout about the benefits of organic to help grow the market, promote their businesses and increase sales in the process.
News in brief
November 14, 2019 Jane Wolfe
The Other Bar, from the United Nations Development Programme and Fairchain Foundation, contains a token that can be used to support farmers in Ecuador.
Good Hemp claims UK’s first CBD plant-based milk
In what it says is a UK first, Good Hemp is launching a range of CBD plant-based milks this month, starting with CBD Barista Seed Milk.
SFT calls for all UK political parties to commit to key food policies
The Sustainable Food Trust is urging UK political parties to prioritize the advancement of an environmentally sustainable and healthy food system.
Climate change report cast organic in ‘false and negative light’
A new study about organic farming and greenhouse gas emissions has been criticized for portraying organic in a ‘false and negative light’.
Living life on the veg
October 28, 2019 Ross Harris
Plates of lifeless veg and soggy ‘fishless fingers’ are a thing of the past. Rosie Greenaway orders the vegan catch of the day, explores today’s sophisticated veggie market, and discovers just how much the nation’s love of animal products is costing the planet (more…)
The whole package
Want the truth about sustainable packaging? It’s complicated – but consumers and brands are both committed to change, says Matt Chittock
With 72% of adults reporting that they exercise on a weekly basis, Kate Miller highlights why a broader definition of sports nutrition could be advantageous
The K word
With celebrity followers helping boost its appeal the keto diet is still very much in vogue. But does it sit comfortably within the natural health sector?
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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 […]
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