Just weeks after announcing a major range re-set and unveiling a new management team at its NutriCentre business, Tesco says it is to close the operation. A Tesco spokesperson said: “We have taken the difficult decision to close our Nutricentre business. We have learned a lot through Nutricentre but we believe we can serve our […]
Despite reports of growing losses at Tesco-owned NutriCentre and a candid analysis by its recently appointed management team of earlier operational failings, news that the supermarket is to close its specialist health and wellbeing business has shocked the natural products industry.
NutriCentre has announced a dramatic “range reset” after a comprehensive overhaul of its consumer offer. The Tesco-owned nutritional retailer has also pledged to support innovative new suppliers and help make supplements more “appealing and accessible” to shoppers. The new management team at NutriCentre unveiled its plans at a press conference in London last week. In […]
Tesco-owned NutriCentre this week unveiled a major rebrand as part of its aim to shake up health retail in Britain. The first of the new look NutriCentre stores sits within Tesco’s flagship Kensington store. The concept is expected to be rolled out across new and existing stores in the coming months. The refresh places nutritional education centre […]
Tesco is offering shoppers free ‘health tours’ in a new initiative designed to help its shoppers make “the right healthy food choices”. Trained nutritionists from Tesco’s NutriCentre stores are running the tours which Tesco says are aimed at helping customers get more information about labelling and the content of food and developing healthier diets. The […]
NutriCentre’s new managing director Amee Chande comes to the post with formidable retail credentials. Most recently she was MD at Staples UK, and before that she held a senior role at Walmart after a stint running projects at McKinsey. She’s a big advocate of the compelling store experience – an admirer of Whole Foods and […]
Helen Roach has been appointed general manager of NutriCentre’s flagship store in London’s Park Crescent. Roache brings a wealth of industry experience to the role, having spent time in the NHS and Whole Foods. Her recent role of retail support manager at Park Crescent has given her a first-hand understanding of the Park Crescent business and community. […]
TED-style talks on stage at NPE
February 15, 2018 Rosie Greenaway
The Natural Products Talks Theatre programme at this year’s NPE will feature a mix of fast-paced TED-style talks, dynamic panel discussions and live interviews.
Living Nature Skin Steps land on UK shelves
Living Nature, a certified natural skincare and cosmetics range from New Zealand, has now made its new-look Skin Steps box sets available to the UK market.
Carun Active Hemp conquers the den
Hemp product producer Carun UK secured an investment of £50,000 from Jenny Campbell in a recent edition of BBC Two’s Dragons’ Den.
News in brief
Sweet-toothed customers across London can now purchase chocolate from Love Cocoa on the Deliveroo app, including individual bars and collection boxes. The chocolate gifts can be delivered to customers in around 20 minutes.
November 21, 2017 Jane Wolfe
With mounting research emphasizing the crucial part the microbiome plays in preventing and fighting disease, Jane Wolfe takes a look at the best ways to optimize gut health (more…)
Food of the gods
Regularly consuming a little of what you love could have long-term health benefits – even where chocolate is concerned, discovers Rosie Greenaway (more…)
A significant rise in job insecurity since the UK’s decision to leave the EU means people are loath to take time off work – and with an increase in colds and flu, this is leading to higher demand for OTC remedies. Jane Wolfe reports (more…)
Let’s do lunch!
Sharna Waid has been taking a look at how natural products retailers and brands are maximizing the crucial two-hour lunchtime selling period (more…)
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 […]
Natural beauty made in Cyprus
Sharna Waid has been finding out how passionate producers in Cyprus are using the fruits of the land to create natural beautifying cosmetics. According to the ancient myth, Aphrodite – the goddess of love and beauty, pleasure and procreation – was born out of the waves off the coast of Cyprus. Aside from attracting three […]