The Soil Association confirms growth in the organic market is up 6.3%, with organic sales predicted to reach ‘new heights’ this year.
Sales at Tree of Life hit £50 million last year, thanks to a 10% growth in revenues at the company during the year ending 31 March 2016. The company says that this performance confirms its position as the UK’s leading health, natural and organic food wholesale distributor. Strong growth has been achieved, it says, through the […]
A raft of businesses have already listed their support for the Soil Association’s Organic September this year. They range from multiples such as Ocado and M&S and specialist chains such as Whole Foods Market and Planet Organic, to independent health stores and wholesalers, box schemes and processors as well as brand new organic businesses. The Better […]
The Organic Trade Board (OTB) recently welcomed Ocado as its latest member. “We are delighted that Ocado.com has become the newest member of the Organic Trade Board,” commented Catherine Fookes, OTB campaign manager. “One of our main aims is to ensure that organic food is available and accessible to everyone and Ocado.com’s fantastic range, online […]
Doisy & Dam’s five-strong range of organic dark chocolate superfood bars has launched nationwide with Ocado. Doves Farm has introduced Plain Chocolate Chips, guaranteed to be free from peanuts, milk and soya, and made using organic Fairtrade cocoa solids at 55%. Aduna has won Best New Supplier in Food and Best New Supplier Overall at […]
With sales of coconut oil still on the rise, organic and fair trade brand Lucy Bee has launched a new 1 litre size to its range of Unrefined Extra Virgin Fair Trade Organic Raw Coconut Oil. Natracare has been recognized at the WECC Carbon Champion Awards, being crowned Carbon Commitment Champion for its ongoing reductions […]
Natural health and organic wholesaler Tree of Life has launched its own health food store online at Ocado.com in a move that sees the company position itself as a consumer facing brand for the first time. The move extends Ocado’s relationship with the wholesaler which earlier this year started supplying the online retailer with over […]
Upmarket organic food brand Daylesford has launched an online farm store embedded in the Ocado website. (more…)
Vegans warned about ‘unwittingly supporting animal exploitation’
January 22, 2018 Jim Manson
UK-based Ethical Consumer magazine has warned vegans that they could be “unwittingly supporting animal exploitation” as the companies behind many of the Britain’s leading vegan brands also have a heavy involvement in the meat and dairy industry.
British Homeopath Society takes NHS to court over CAM funding ban
The British Homeopathic Association (BHA) is taking the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) to court over a recent decision to ban public funding of homeopathy and other alternative medicines.
Juiceburst rebrands, reformulates, extends range
Soft drinks brand Juiceburst has reformulated and rebranded across its entire portfolio, as well as creating two new additions to its core range.
OTB receives £1.73m in funding
The Organic Trade Board (OTB) is to receive a loan from Triodos Bank, Europe’s leading sustainable bank, to help grow organic sales in the UK in 2018 and beyond.
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 […]