VMS manufacturer Lifeplan Products Limited has invested £990,000 in a ten-month expansion project designed to boost productivity by a significant 50%.
Dorset-based Primrose’s Kitchen has been purchased for an undisclosed amount by PK Ventures, headed by three former Cadbury Schweppes executives.
British brand YAAR says it is creating a new category in the dairy and snack market with the launch of the UK’s first range of chilled quark bars, designed as an on-the-go sweet treat.
The UK is to lead the world in the development of a system of sustainable packaging which moves away from oil-based plastics, with the help of a £60 million investment from Government.
Pip & Nut has secured record new investment in excess of £1 million, as well as a raft of new supermarket listings.
Snack brand The Primal Pantry has secured a £3 million investment from NVM Private Equity for a minority stake in the brand.
Coldpress has announced capital investment of £2.3 million from Odexia and investment banking and corporate finance business Marechale Capital.
London-based sensitive skincare brand Pai Skincare has closed a £3.45 million (€4 million/USD4.5 million) Series A investment led by Luxembourg based CAP Invest. Pai plans to double-down on e-commerce, hire an experienced CTO/head of e-commerce and expand its global direct retail operation. With six websites covering Europe, North America and Australia, the UK-based business will […]
Fodder in Hereford has moved its bodycare offer into a brand new second store, just yards across the road from the original shop.
Durham-based natural supplement company Natural Nutrients has announced it has received an investment of £125k.
In August, Cocofina managed to tame the dragons on the BBC Two pitching format Dragons’ Den.
Bristol organic food retailer The Better Food Company has today launched a £350,000 bond issue, working in partnership with Triodos Bank. The proceeds will be used to expand the business with the opening of a third store and café in the Harbourside area of the city. “We’re seeing a growing appetite for ethical food and […]
Earlier this month, Amy Wordsworth, founder of kids’ toiletries brand Good Bubble, secured an investment from Dragon’s Den investor and entrepreneur Deborah Meaden. After overcoming a dizzy spell during the Dragons’ grilling, Amy went on to secure a £60,000 investment from Deborah for a 40% stake in the business. “I am thrilled to have Deborah’s […]
Two companies from within the natural health sector have made it to the semi-final of Richard Branson’s Pitch to Rich in the Grow category: Aduna and Oppo. The three companies with the highest number of votes will go through to the final to pitch live to Branson on 26 June, battling for a £250,000 marketing […]
Oppo healthy ice cream brand, which is backed by Gü Puds MD Mark Escolme, has become the fastest healthy food start-up ever to reach its crowdfunding target, oversubscribing just minutes of going public on Seedrs. Passing the initial target of £100,000 within minutes, the campaign ended with 197 individuals invested over £300,000, making it the […]
News in brief
November 14, 2019 Jane Wolfe
The Other Bar, from the United Nations Development Programme and Fairchain Foundation, contains a token that can be used to support farmers in Ecuador.
Good Hemp claims UK’s first CBD plant-based milk
In what it says is a UK first, Good Hemp is launching a range of CBD plant-based milks this month, starting with CBD Barista Seed Milk.
SFT calls for all UK political parties to commit to key food policies
The Sustainable Food Trust is urging UK political parties to prioritize the advancement of an environmentally sustainable and healthy food system.
Climate change report cast organic in ‘false and negative light’
A new study about organic farming and greenhouse gas emissions has been criticized for portraying organic in a ‘false and negative light’.
Living life on the veg
October 28, 2019 Ross Harris
Plates of lifeless veg and soggy ‘fishless fingers’ are a thing of the past. Rosie Greenaway orders the vegan catch of the day, explores today’s sophisticated veggie market, and discovers just how much the nation’s love of animal products is costing the planet (more…)
The whole package
Want the truth about sustainable packaging? It’s complicated – but consumers and brands are both committed to change, says Matt Chittock
With 72% of adults reporting that they exercise on a weekly basis, Kate Miller highlights why a broader definition of sports nutrition could be advantageous
The K word
With celebrity followers helping boost its appeal the keto diet is still very much in vogue. But does it sit comfortably within the natural health sector?
The Health Store Open Day is back!
The Health Store’s ever popular Open Day makes a welcome return on Sunday 8th September. Paul Rideout, Sales & Marketing Manager at the Health Store, explains “The Open Day is back by popular demand! This will be our 8th Open Day since we launched the event back in 2009 and it is more popular than […]
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.
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 […]