Following the The Veganuary Road Trip 2019 – a collaboration between non-profit organization Veganuary, frozen vegan pizza brand One Planet Pizza and the National Association of Health Stores (NAHS) – independent retailers and consumers alike have spoken out about the impact of the campaign.
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Following Philip Hammond’s delivery of the Budget 2018 to parliament, the NAHS has issued a statement commenting on the Chancellor’s proposals for the business rates affecting independent retailers.
UK natural beauty products manufacturer Faith in Nature has doubled in size over the last five years, with sales reaching £4.6 million in the year to July 2018, according to the company.
Last weekend Vitality Expo hosted the Irish Health Food Industry Awards – coordinated by event organizer Health Stores Ireland and co-sponsored by Wiley’s Finest and Better Retailing Magazine.
Following its win of a 2-star Great Taste award for its Red Pu-erh Fermented Raw Tea, GO! Kombucha has reaffirmed its commitment to indie health stores.
Natural & Organic Products Europe this year saw the launch of the new NAHS Radio, specifically designed for independent health stores, which enables retailers to play licence-free music in-store. The NAHS Radio is designed to create an inviting atmosphere within store as well as acting as a veil of privacy for customer conversations and increase […]
JimJams two low-sugar chocolate spreads launched into independent health stores earlier this year.
Following the omission of health food stores in the recent Health on the High Street report, NAHS Administrator Avril McCracken and Cheryl Thallon of Viridian have met with the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) which published the report. The report, which aimed to identify businesses and services that contribute most to the health and […]
Viridian Nutrition has launched its biggest ever PR campaign and will use it as a platform to promote, and encourage shoppers to find and use, local specialist independent health stores. Incorporating the exclusive URL www.findahealthstore.co.uk, which takes visitors directly to the company’s online Stockist Locator, the campaign rolls out during March and will run on […]
EC postpones bee-friendly pesticide vote
May 22, 2019 Jane Wolfe
On 8 May, the European Commission announced it would delay a vote to implement new bee-friendly pesticide testing standards and would instead conduct a review.
Fruit juice linked with increased risk of all-cause mortality
A new study by US researchers suggests that the sugar content in both fizzy drinks and fruit juice can contribute to shortened lifespans.
News in brief
Wren Laboratories Ltd, the company behind OptiBac Probiotics, has been awarded The Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2019 in the international trade category. Dairy and egg-free cake brand Alternative Foods has announced that it has rebranded as OGGS and is launching into UK supermarkets from the end of this month. The Breakfast Pot, made with Hesper […]
UK’s first cannabis restaurant raided by police
Canna Kitchen, the Brighton restaurant, café and shop which opened in December claiming to be the first in the UK to offer cannabis-infused cuisine, was raided by Sussex Police on Wednesday.
Nurture through nature
May 7, 2019 Claire Lavelle
From pregnancy massage oils to baby toys made from sustainable materials, today’s parents are turning their backs on synthetics in favour of a more natural approach, reports Claire Lavelle
A sting in the tail?
Bee products are still flying off the shelves – but, asks Matt Chittock, will the vegan revolution prove a sting in the tail? (more…)
Protein goes green
From the humble pea to the mighty sunflower, plant-based sources of protein are gaining ground. Jo Caird examines the market and reports on a new public-facing campaign aimed at educating protein consumers (more…)
With growing emphasis being placed on reducing our use of the dreaded ‘p’ word (you know the one), Jane Wolfe discovers how natural health retailers can help their customers to pack a more eco-friendly suitcase. (more…)
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As Europe braces itself for a winter flu outbreak, protect yourself with Sambucol and the power of black elderberry.
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