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.
Nearly 400 exhibiting companies from 42 countries will be showcasing their latest food and drink innovations to thousands of trade buyers and retailers at The Natural Food Show (ExCel, London, 22-23 April), which opens on Sunday.
Speaking at the annual HFI luncheon held on 15 March, Dr Rupy Aujla gave an engaging and articulate lecture on how he is pushing his concept of ‘culinary medicine’ on the NHS in a bid to highlight the potential power of using ‘food as medicine’ and how it could benefit the nation’s health. “Imagine a […]
The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) places ‘proper nutrition’ at the root of optimal performance among football players and provides the industry with a definitive guide on how nutrition can improve players’ health.
‘Food is Medicine’ will form the theme for guest speaker Dr Rupy Aujla at this year’s Health Food Institute (HFI) lecture and luncheon on 15 March.
Mary-Jane’s Coffee opens its first CBD café
June 21, 2019 Jane Wolfe
The man behind Mary-Jane’s Coffee, Jon Antoniou, has opened the South West’s first CBD cafe in Bristol’s Whiteladies Road in a bid to provide ‘a quality, affordable and great-tasting way to take CBD daily’.
News in brief
Chunky Chocolate and Chunky Orange Chocolate with Baobab are the first bars from Prodigy Snacks, a start-up which uses clean, natural ingredients with nutritional benefits to reimagine classic chocolate favourites. Bells & Whistles has launched a new vegan cake line in three flavours: Berry & Cashew, Nut Truffle and Ginger & Apricot. The gluten-, milk- […]
BetterYou reveals new-look website
Natural health brand BetterYou has unveiled its updated website, betteryou.com, with a fresh new look and feel as well as some added initiatives designed to enhance performance and delivery.
Government pressed to ban cartoons on unhealthy food for kids
Campaign groups are calling on the UK Government to ban the use of cartoon characters on the packaging of unhealthy products aimed at children, and to mandate traffic light nutrition labelling to facilitate parents to make healthier choices.
Beyond the little bottles
June 12, 2019 Ross Harris
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…)
The carbon pawprint
A far cry from the proverbial dogs’ dinner, the pet industry is now booming with healthier and greener options. From zero waste shampoo bars to premium natural and organic foods, Sharna Waid finds out what retailers are stocking to meet the demands of a growing community of eco-conscious pet parents (more…)
As more consumers seek alcohol-free, low-sugar and sustainably produced beverages, Jane Wolfe speaks with some natural and organic soft drinks brands to discover how they are ticking all the boxes (more…)
The heart of the matter
Dr Decker Weiss is a naturopathic cardiologist with an important message about inflammation. Here, Rosie Greenaway relays some of the key messages conveyed during his 2018 retailer roadshow, and discovers why ignoring the red flags could be catastrophic for cardiovascular health
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