After being damaged in an arson attack, Riverside Health & Natural Healing Centre in Newcastle Emlyn, has been reopened under new management.
Whether it’s the result of super powers or super marketing, superfoods sales continue to soar – but, discovers Kate Miller, not everyone in the industry is on board with the term (more…)
Scotland’s first social enterprise grocery store, Locavore Grocery, has won Best of Organic Independent Retailers at the Soil Association’s BOOM Awards.
Bristol-based independent organic and natural food store Better Food was crowned Best Independent Retailer in the Natural & Organic Awards Europe 2019 which were announced at Natural & Organic Products Europe in April.
Last weekend a new sustainable shop opened in the Fiveways area of Brighton, to cater for the plastic-free shopping needs of local residents.
In December Brighton-based ethical independent supermarket HISBE celebrated its fifth birthday.
London retail technology start-up NearSt has partnered with Google to give the high street a boost by making it easier for UK shoppers to discover what their local stores have in stock.
Ethical coffee brand TrueStart Coffee has opened its own cafe at the co-working space Runway East in Bristol.
In May, Locavore Grocery, Scotland’s first social enterprise supermarket, officially opened its doors to offer an alternative to mainstream supermarket supply chains and build a more sustainable food network. Jane Wolfe finds out more Run by Soil Association licensee Locavore Community Interest Company (CIC), Locavore Grocery is a new 6000sq ft supermarket in Govanhill, Glasgow, […]
October saw the launch of the eco-conscious e-commerce start-up Wearth London, which champions UK brands with sustainable values.
The US Government is to provide $21.4 million in new grants for an organic research and market expansion programme.
This summer, Bristol-based organic food retailer Better Food Company opened its third store – in the historic dock area of the city.
Taking advantage of the lack of organic retailers in the area, Wigan-based Jenny Wren’s has transformed itself from a regular grocery store to a mainly organic outlet, which hopes to double in size over the coming months. The store was opened in August 2015 by Jayne Seymour, who, along with her partner Paul, is passionate […]
Progressive Budgens retailer Andrew Thornton has launched an initiative to show businesses how to put people and planet first “and trust that profit will follow”. Thornton, who repositioned his Belsize Park Budgens store as a ‘community supermarket that really cares’ (and stocked it with local and organic products and the latest eco technologies) says many […]
Good Hemp claims UK’s first CBD plant-based milk
November 8, 2019 Jane Wolfe
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’.
Charity calls for end to ‘unfair’ VAT on plant milks
PLANT-based food charity Proveg International is calling for an end to the ‘unequal and unfair’ taxation of plant-based milk compared to cow’s milk.
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?
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]