Bristol-based organic and health food retailer Better Food is celebrating its 25th birthday this year, with a series of in-store tastings.
Crussh launches Fit Food & Juice Bar concept within Holland & Barrett, giving customers a ‘boost’ whilst shopping.
Health food retailers saw average customer spend and footfall rise in 2016 but fears over rates and rents and the impact of Brexit have dampened business optimism for some, the latest NPN survey of natural products retailers shows.
Health food retailers were honoured at the 2017 Health Food Institute Luncheon & Lecture, which took place at the Royal Overseas League in London on 9 March.
Holland & Barrett International opened a new flagship store at Marble Arch in London this week (Thursday 19 January).
A prominent natural food retailer told NPN recently that CLF Distribution had “transformed” his business – and the wider health food trade. For CLF’s founder, Robin Holiday, that was always the plan.
Shaun Higgs, operations director at Viridian Nutrition, is quickly finding out what life is like on the other side of the till. In In our video report he tells Jim Manson why he and Viridian founder Cheryl Thallon decided to open their own health store.
Tesco and Holland & Barrett have today announced they are partnering to introduce a health and wellbeing ‘store in store’ format in a number of Tesco stores across the UK. The new partnership follows Tesco’s successful introduction of several Arcadia sites in its larger stores last year, which it says showed that shoppers find it […]
NBTY Europe is re-branding its two retail chains in The Netherlands and Belgium, with 167 existing branches across the two countries becoming Holland & Barrett stores. The move is part of an international expansion plan for the Holland & Barrett retail brand. NBTY Europe has operated in Holland for 12 years, after acquiring Dutch brand […]
Leading health food chain Holland & Barrett opened its 1000th UK store this week and announced plans to open a further 70 stores across Europe, creating 485 new jobs in the Britain. The retailer’s latest financials submitted today to Companies House (on 8 October)) show sales for the year ending September 2014 up by 7.5% […]
Cornish health store Archie Browns has launched a new retail website offering healthy foods, vitamins, supplements, natural beauty products and eco-friendly cleaning products. The shop, which has two branches – one in Truro and one in Penzance – says the e-commerce venture offers the same friendly and helpful advice they provide in store by offering […]
NutriCentre’s new managing director Amee Chande comes to the post with formidable retail credentials. Most recently she was MD at Staples UK, and before that she held a senior role at Walmart after a stint running projects at McKinsey. She’s a big advocate of the compelling store experience – an admirer of Whole Foods and […]
New research by Price Waterhouse Coopers (PwC) and the Local Data Company shows that health food chains were among the high street’s biggest losers in 2012. According to the research into retail chain performance, a quarter (24.7%) of health food chain retail space was lost in 2012, as measured by the net change in units. […]
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Juiceburst rebrands, reformulates, extends range
January 16, 2018 Jane Wolfe
Soft drinks brand Juiceburst has reformulated and rebranded across its entire portfolio, as well as creating two new additions to its core range.
OTB receives £1.73m in funding
The Organic Trade Board (OTB) is to receive a loan from Triodos Bank, Europe’s leading sustainable bank, to help grow organic sales in the UK in 2018 and beyond.
Forest Whole Foods named Best New Business
Online organic retailer Forest Whole Foods has been awarded Best New Business in the New Forest Business Partnership’s Brilliance in Business Awards.
Gove charms audience at the Oxford Real Farming Conference
Michael Gove became the first Defra minister to address the rebel Real Farming Conference in Oxford, usually a prerogative of the established Oxford Farming Conference.
November 21, 2017 Jane Wolfe
With mounting research emphasizing the crucial part the microbiome plays in preventing and fighting disease, Jane Wolfe takes a look at the best ways to optimize gut health (more…)
Food of the gods
Regularly consuming a little of what you love could have long-term health benefits – even where chocolate is concerned, discovers Rosie Greenaway (more…)
A significant rise in job insecurity since the UK’s decision to leave the EU means people are loath to take time off work – and with an increase in colds and flu, this is leading to higher demand for OTC remedies. Jane Wolfe reports (more…)
Let’s do lunch!
Sharna Waid has been taking a look at how natural products retailers and brands are maximizing the crucial two-hour lunchtime selling period (more…)
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 […]
Natural beauty made in Cyprus
Sharna Waid has been finding out how passionate producers in Cyprus are using the fruits of the land to create natural beautifying cosmetics. According to the ancient myth, Aphrodite – the goddess of love and beauty, pleasure and procreation – was born out of the waves off the coast of Cyprus. Aside from attracting three […]