As more consumers seek alcohol-free, low-sugar and sustainably produced beverages, Jane Wolfe speaks with some natural and organic soft drinks brands to discover how they are ticking all the boxes (more…)
Captain Kombucha has created a new vegan-friendly sparkling fruit drink range, Oh My Gutness, in 330ml cans.
Dairy-free yoghurt brand, CO YO has launched what it says is the UK’s first Organic Coconut Milk Kefir range.
The Collective’s latest creation is a range of Kefir Cultured Yoghurts in four varieties: Natural, Madagascan Vanilla, Berries ‘n’ Hibiscus and Coconut.
In December Brighton-based ethical independent supermarket HISBE celebrated its fifth birthday.
Taking advantage of the increased interest in fermented food and drink, the Collective dairy has launched a range of Kefir in three flavours: Natural, Mango ‘n’ Turmeric and Coconut ‘n’ Honey.
The Advertising Standards Authority ruled this week that use of the phrase ‘long life’ in a promotional poster for a kefir drink breached advertising rules.
Kefir brand Bio-tiful Dairy has launched its first out-of-home (OOH) advertising campaign.
Yorvale has announced the introduction of Yorlife Kefir fermented milk drinks, developed in conjunction with natural fast food chain Leon. The offer comprises three flavours – Natural, Blueberry & Elderflower, and Mango & Passionfruit – and is made by adding live yeast cultures (kefir grains) to milk from the company’s Friesian cow herd which is […]
Bio-tiful Dairy has announced the rebrand of its kefir drink range, including a new bottle design.
A new brand is aiming to shake up the one-shot fermented milk drinks category this summer, with the launch of a new dairy-free, cold-pressed range of functional ‘bacteria’ drinks. Made from young green coconuts, wild kefir cultures and tropical fruits, Rhythm Drinks offer a new dairy-free alternative in the sector, boasting an all-natural, three-strong proposition […]
Bristol-based wholesaler Essential Trading is expanding its chilled and frozen storage facilities in order to meet increasing consumer demand in these sectors. Chilled foods currently represent about 10% of all UK retail foods by value, and with consumers demanding fresh and healthy versions of convenience food, this makes the chilled sector a dynamic one within […]
Natural drinks start-up Bio-tiful Dairy has launched a range of organic fermented milk products. The range has been produced from an authentic Russian Kefir recipe and is the inspiration of Natasha Bowes, a former figure skater who originates from Moscow. Bio-tiful Dairy’s fermented milk range consists of three products at varying degrees of natural sweetness […]
The Bay Tree presents new Xmas gifting line
August 13, 2019 Jane Wolfe
West Country condiments producer The Bay Tree has unveiled a five-strong limited edition line for Christmas 2019, specifally designed for gifting.
Organic and sustainable is the future, says Zara boss
The CEO of international fashion brand Zara has said there is ‘no contradiction’ between sustainability and profitability.
UK Government to ban sale of energy drinks to under-16s
Following a consultation seeking views on a proposed ban on selling energy drinks to children, the UK Government has now announced that it will go ahead.
Brand owners explore special FDF Organic Group idea
Around 40 representatives from the organic sector met recently to discuss forming a specialist organic group inside the Food and Drink Federation.
July 17, 2019 Hayley Coristine
The UK’s biggest celebration of all things organic is back. Hayley Coristine finds out what’s happening for Organic September this year.
As Generation Snowflake transitions us away from the stiff upper lip of Britain’s past, Matt Chittock explores how society is opening up about mental health
Children of the (green) revolution
From screen time to sugar to sedentary lifestyles, there are many aspects of modern living which give parents cause for concern.
Beyond the little bottles
From the yoghurt drinks of the ‘90s to Unilever’s recent investment in ‘happy bacteria’ skincare, probiotics are still a hot topic – but consumer confusion is rife, discovers Kate Miller, and puzzling legislation isn’t helping (more…)
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]