The shortlist for this year’s BOOM Awards has been published by the Soil Association, ahead of a ceremony due to be hosted on 26 June.
Seed and Bean has landed a new listing with online retailer Ocado for eight of its bars, including Cornish Sea Salt, Coconut & Raspberry, Mandarin & Ginger, Lemon & Cardamom and Aromatic Fennel. New to the UK, Brynmor gluten-free flapjacks are baked in Wales and available in varieties including Salted Caramel Protein, Golden Syrup Protein […]
Just Wholefoods is celebrating its 30th anniversary by rebranding its entire 19-strong product portfolio.
Sainsbury’s has become the first UK multiple to stock edible insects as Eat Grub secures its first supermarket listing.
UK natural beauty products manufacturer Faith in Nature has doubled in size over the last five years, with sales reaching £4.6 million in the year to July 2018, according to the company.
Over 20-21 September, ExCel London hosted the return of the UK’s biggest food-to-go trade event, lunch!, which saw close to 7,000 attendees walk its aisles in pursuit of the newest lunchtime offerings some of the industry’s biggest brands.
Greenpeace has applauded Britain’s retailers after several major high street names joined the charity in the formation of a voluntary agreement to restrict fishing in key areas of the Antarctic Peninsula.
Change-driving environmental charity Wrap UK has welcomed more than 40 companies to its Plastics Pact, which aims to cut pollution generated by single-use plastic over the next seven years, and to create what it calls a ‘circular economy for plastics’.
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…)
Triodos Bank calls for ‘radical’ change
June 25, 2019 Rosie Greenaway
Triodos Bank has launched a vision paper calling for a ‘radical systemic transition’ away from current production-focused systems
Mary-Jane’s Coffee opens its first CBD café
The man behind Mary-Jane’s Coffee, Jon Antoniou, has opened the South West’s first CBD cafe in Bristol’s Whiteladies Road in a bid to provide ‘a quality, affordable and great-tasting way to take CBD daily’.
News in brief
Chunky Chocolate and Chunky Orange Chocolate with Baobab are the first bars from Prodigy Snacks, a start-up which uses clean, natural ingredients with nutritional benefits to reimagine classic chocolate favourites. Bells & Whistles has launched a new vegan cake line in three flavours: Berry & Cashew, Nut Truffle and Ginger & Apricot. The gluten-, milk- […]
BetterYou reveals new-look website
Natural health brand BetterYou has unveiled its updated website, betteryou.com, with a fresh new look and feel as well as some added initiatives designed to enhance performance and delivery.
Beyond the little bottles
June 12, 2019 Ross Harris
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 carbon pawprint
A far cry from the proverbial dogs’ dinner, the pet industry is now booming with healthier and greener options. From zero waste shampoo bars to premium natural and organic foods, Sharna Waid finds out what retailers are stocking to meet the demands of a growing community of eco-conscious pet parents (more…)
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…)
The heart of the matter
Dr Decker Weiss is a naturopathic cardiologist with an important message about inflammation. Here, Rosie Greenaway relays some of the key messages conveyed during his 2018 retailer roadshow, and discovers why ignoring the red flags could be catastrophic for cardiovascular health
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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 […]
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