Brighton-based sustainable supermarket HISBE is targeting a £450,000 bond raise through a crowdfunding campaign on the Triodos Crowdfunding platform.
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 […]
‘Don’t miss out’: retailers urged to engage with new consumer directory
August 5, 2020 Jim Manson
Leading industry organizations HFMA, NAHS and HFI are collaborating on a major new direct to consumer campaign called HealthyDoesIt.
New online store for Archie Browns
Prompted by customer demand – primarily due to the COVID-19 crisis – Truro health food store Archie Browns launched its online store at the end of July.
Preserve Foods opens third Bristol zero waste store
In July, Bristol saw the opening of a third branch of zero waste store Preserve Foods, this time in the village-like suburb of Westbury-on-Trym.
News in brief
New Teff Flakes from Tobia Teff are made from 100 % roasted teff grain and packed with essential minerals, fibre and protein.
Playgrounds and pandemics
July 28, 2020 Rosie Greenaway
As parents prepare to drop their children off at the school gates after a prolonged period of homeschooling, nerves will run high over kids’ wellbeing.
Nature has the answer
As we continue to face COVID-19 challenges, organic is enjoying growth. Emily McCoy hears why the Organic September campaign says nature has the answer.
Sustainability: stemming the tide
Recent pressure from the plastics industry to delay single-use plastic bans amid questions of safety during COVID-19 may signal a dangerous backslide, but Jane Wolfe discovers the natural and organic sector isn’t about to stop innovating when it comes to sustainability (more…)
Know the drill
Discovering everything from ‘naked gum’ to toothpaste tabs, Dominique Ayling cuts her teeth in the natural oral care market.
Leading the discussion around sustainability in retail
The Sustainability in Retail Forum is the new conference designed to help senior executives within leading retailers from across the Nordic region meet the ever-evolving challenges around sustainability. Taking place 13 November 2019, at MalmöMässan, Sweden, the event is co-located with the award-winning trade exhibitions Nordic Organic Food Fair and Eco Life Scandinavia. Facing the […]
Tooth powder as a powerful ally for your dental health
My Oradent tooth powder is neither a drug nor a medicine. Suitable for all consumers and also for vegans and vegetarians. Why in powder form? Studies have shown that tooth powder can be more effective at removing plaque than toothpaste. Plus, My Oradent does not contain fluoride, is non-toxic and is also safe for children. […]
How to become the next influential natural beauty brand
The world doesn’t need another natural beauty brand. It’s a market that is set to be worth up to $54 billion by 2027. It’s saturated like every other industry in the world. What it does need however, is a brand that is passionate, value driven and has clarity around how they want to shake things […]
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 […]