Spare Snacks – which turns wonky fruit and veg into healthy snacks – has rebranded its Pure range and added a new Seasoned line.
In what it says is an industry first, Nim’s Fruit Crisps is aiming to ‘revolutionize the drinks industry’ by launching a line of edible teas.
Over one-third of farmed fruit and vegetables never reach supermarket shelves simply because of being misshapen or the wrong size, according to research from the University of Edinburgh.
London’s biggest independent wonky fruit and veg box scheme Oddbox has smashed its crowdfunding target of £350,000, achieving a total of £520,000 in investment through Seedr.
New to the healthy grab and go snacking category are Instinct Bites, bite-size pieces of freeze-dried organically sourced fruit, with nothing else added.
Soft drinks brand Juiceburst has reformulated and rebranded across its entire portfolio, as well as creating two new additions to its core range.
The majority consumers struggle to identify a single portion of fruit or veg, according to survey results from the National Charity Partnership.
Juiceburst has introduced two new variants to its range of School Approved juice drinks.
Snack food company Snact has launched a Crowdfunder campaign to get its new Banana Bars off the ground.
Rubies in the Rubble has created three new ketchups, handmade in the UK using fresh fruit and veg that would otherwise go to waste.
Dash Water has launched its new British sparkling waters, infused with wonky or surplus fruit or vegetables.
Coldpress has expanded its range of HPP drinks by introducing a duo of healthy sparkling waters and a new collection of fruity coconut waters.
Nature & More is to mark organic fruit and veg with Natural Branding, a marking method which removes the need for packaging or stickers.
Aimed at those who want a tasty and nutritious snack on-the-go, NüDEST has launched, offering 100% natural fruit puree mixed with Greek-style yoghurt and whole grains.
Yeo Valley is launching a quest to locate more British organic fruit growers so it can use more home grown fruit in its products. The organic yoghurt and dairy brand has created a checklist for prospective fruit suppliers. ‘Must-haves’ include organic certification, great taste, a traceable supply chain and a least one tonne of fruit […]
Fruit and vegetables are increasingly having their tart and bitter flavours bred out of them as growers aim to please the ever-sweeter British palate. As a result, we are rapidly turning fruit and veg into junk food. That’s the warning from science journalist Marta Zaraska. Writing in New Scientist she explains that the compounds in […]
Shropshire farmer Philip Maddocks has launched a new drinks brand B.Fresh which offers a range of cold-pressed pure vegetable and fruit juices, wherever possible using ingredients grown on the farm or sourced from other British farms. The fruit and veg are simply washed in spring water from the farm and then pressed to give smooth, […]
New to the UK comes the all-natural US water enhancer Stur Drinks, developed to encourage more water consumption and aimed at women aged 22-55 who lead an active lifestyle. The 30-serving (50ml) pocket-sized product contains natural flavours extracted from real fruit and black tea. High in vitamin C, it contains 100% of the recommended daily […]
Diversifying plant foods – adding in more wholegrains, nuts and pulses – could provide more health benefits than aiming for higher fruit and veg intake, say researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health. The researchers, who reviewed 16 large-scale studies on the effects on fruit and vegetables involving 833,000 people, found that health benefits […]
The Premium Snack Company has launched Fru Snax, the first snack range containing freeze-dried yogurt combined with real fruit slices. The range currently features two varieties – Peach Slices & Vanilla Yogurt Melt and Fig Slices & Cherry Yogurt Melt – with a third, Strawberry Slices & Raspberry Yogurt Melt, to launch in the near […]
Dig the SOiL
March 21, 2019 Jane Wolfe
Veld Botanicals has introduced its new brand SOil to the UK market, offering a range of organic aromatherapy products.
Responsible capitalism: a manifesto
Following his acceptance of the Award for Responsible Capitalism, Riverford Organic founder Guy Singh-Watson explains why receiving the award gave him mixed feelings.
Guy Singh-Watson calls out capitalism in front of royalty
The 18th Award for Responsible Capitalism has been presented to Guy Singh-Watson by publishing group First, in a ceremony attended by HRH Princess Anne. But the decision to accept the award, says the Riverford Organic’s founder, was ‘a difficult one’.
Browning highlights ‘serious impact’ of no-deal Brexit on UK organic sector in open letter to Gove
The chief executive of the Soil Association, Helen Browning, has written an open letter to the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Michael Gove, highlighting the negative impact already being caused to UK organic exporting businesses by Brexit uncertainty.
Sparking the passion, naturally
February 19, 2019 Sharna Waid
With Valentine’s Day on the horizon, it’s a momentous time of love and lust. With a broadening range of sexual wellbeing products on the market, Sharna Waid looks into which natural remedies retailers should be exploring to support and empower their female customers’ confidence in the bedroom
A nation on the move
Kate Miller looks at the main aggravators of joint pain and uncovers how the public’s well-intentioned New Year’s resolutions can often lead to injuries come spring
The power of sour
While not yet mainstream, and certainly not new, fermented foods were heralded as one of the big trends of 2018 and continue to work their way onto the shelves of independent retailers up and down the country. Hayley Coristine investigates the qualities that are helping this ancient food technology gain wider appeal (more…)
Best bar none
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
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 […]
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 […]
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.
AQUA Carpatica, the only naturally nitrate-free & lowest sodium water
AQUA Carpatica, a premium quality natural mineral water, dedicated to the most demanding health conscious people, babies and expectant mothers, organic food lovers and active lifestylers. AQUA Carpatica is nature’s most perfect mineral water, naturally Nitrate-free and the lowest Sodium level of any bottled natural mineral water on earth; the first of its kind in […]