COVID-19 has brought a new audience to e-commerce, with online shopping hitting a record high of 30.7% of all retail in April 2020. But what’s out there for consumers who want to support local businesses rather than Internet giants? Here, Jane Wolfe speaks to Steve Koch, founder of Click It Local which recently set up […]
This was the message from Professor Tim Lang at the OFC Bitesize webinar Towards Greater Self Sufficiency, examining the future of food security in Britain.
New figures have revealed that weekly sales of UK veg boxes grew by a huge 111% during the six weeks between the end of February and mid-April.
The way we shop is changing rapidly, with most of us venturing out to buy groceries only when necessary and increasingly relying on home delivery.
The NFFN is calling on consumers to buy local and support sustainable farmers as the COVID-19 crisis highlights the importance of these producers.
A new organic grocery has opened in Hove to offer locals an ethical shopping experience with friendly service and community firmly at its heart.
Tagged as a ‘sustainable supermarket for the thoughtful people of Brighton’, Kindly of Brighton is one of the newest retailers to open in the city.
The Northampton co-op Daily Bread is organizing year-long events to mark its 40th anniversary, kicking off the celebrations with a special Ruby Muesli.
Trinity Wholefoods, which marked its 35th birthday this year, has opened a refill store to encourage customers to ‘reduce, reuse, recycle, refill, rethink’.
After opening their first sustainable shop in January 2019, Store Brighton owners Heather Banks and Ceri Lones have opened another: the Store Next Door.
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.
YourZooki secures £950K backing to meet surge in demand
August 13, 2020 Jim Manson
YourZooki, the provider of specialist liposomol vitamin C, has secured a £950K funding package to fulfil a significant spike in sales.
Why mask-wearing could be making people shop more healthily
As mask-wearing becomes increasingly ‘normalized’, is the act of wearing a face covering having an effect on purchasing decisions?
‘Don’t miss out’: retailers urged to engage with new consumer directory
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.
An apple a day
August 10, 2020 Jo Caird
The market for apple cider vinegar products has exploded in recent years. Jo Caird finds out why (more…)
Playgrounds and pandemics
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…)
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