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.
Supplements brand Link Nutrition has launched onto the UK market with a variety of targeted complexes designed for specific areas, as well as single vitamin boosts. The complexes include: Multi Plus – an ‘all in one’ complex containing a range of vitamins and minerals essential to boosting immunity, protecting the body’s cells from oxidative stress […]
In a report by the House of Lords’ EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee, warnings have been issued about a potential rise in food bills post-Brexit.
The UK’s biggest and busiest natural and organic trade event, Natural & Organic Products Europe (NPE), opens its doors to the industry this weekend, with record attendance expected.
Vitamin D: the next target for fortified flour?
August 21, 2019 Rosie Greenaway
A new study suggests that fortifying flour with vitamin D could prevent ten million new cases of deficiency over 90 years.
News in brief
Maya Christensen, CEO of beauty brand cut.le.crap. has been crowned Up by Wabel’s Best Inspirational Entrepreneur of the year.
CBD charter sets out ‘compliance pathway’, trade group says
The CDC has launched a new ‘quality charter’ which it says will help ‘foster a legally compliant, socially responsible and innovative CBD industry’.
Raw Halo rebrands, adds flavours and formats
Ethical chocolate brand Raw Halo has revealed a vibrant new look which incorporates 100% recyclable, plastic-free packaging, along with fresh new flavours.
July 17, 2019 Hayley Coristine
The UK’s biggest celebration of all things organic is back. Hayley Coristine finds out what’s happening for Organic September this year.
As Generation Snowflake transitions us away from the stiff upper lip of Britain’s past, Matt Chittock explores how society is opening up about mental health
Children of the (green) revolution
From screen time to sugar to sedentary lifestyles, there are many aspects of modern living which give parents cause for concern.
Beyond the little bottles
From the yoghurt drinks of the ‘90s to Unilever’s recent investment in ‘happy bacteria’ skincare, probiotics are still a hot topic – but consumer confusion is rife, discovers Kate Miller, and puzzling legislation isn’t helping (more…)
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.
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