The number of British producers farming organically has increased by almost 2%, according to the latest figures released by Defra.
Organic Trade Board
Nearly 400 exhibiting companies from 42 countries will be showcasing their latest food and drink innovations to thousands of trade buyers and retailers at The Natural Food Show (ExCel, London, 22-23 April), which opens on Sunday.
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.
After nine years as campaign manager, Catherine Fookes departs the Organic Trade Board signalling a new chapter for the organisation.
Independent retailers gave away more than 10,000 organic mini breakfasts in the UK and Ireland as part of this year’s Wake Up To Organic event.
Over 150 stores have signed up to this year’s Wake Up To Organic campaign, surpassing the 70 stores involved last year.
A plea to make organic standards tighter, a pledge to “democratize” organic and an attempt to understand why the Danes are so good at organic. These were some of the tasty ingredients in a lively panel discussion staged at this week’s OTB #GrowOrganic17 event.
“If you are a supermarket in Denmark you need to be organic – it’s 10% of the food and drink after all.
Just eight weeks after confirming it had secured €10.4 million in EU funding, the Organic Trade Board (OTB) has announced ambitious targets for the UK organic market.
An EU grant worth €10.4m has been secured by the Organic Trade Board in partnership with Organic Denmark, to support a campaign to promote organic food.
The Soil Association and Organic Trade Board will have an even bigger joint presence at this year’s Natural & Organic Products Europe event (2-3 April 2017, ExCel, London).
The OTB has appointed Adrian Blackshaw as chair for the OTB and David Diggens as Ccommercial director to the Organic Trade Board. Paul Moore, the outgoing Chair, assumes the role of CEO of the OTB to ensure continuity in forthcoming marketing programmes.
The Organic Trade Board (OTB) and Tesco are partnering to offer an #OrganicUnboxed giveaway during Organic September.
Today Wake Up To Organic saw over 60 stores across the country enthusiastically rallying behind the event to offer customers a free organic breakfast. Now in its second year, the joint Organic Trade Board (OTB) and Soil Association campaign aims to raise awareness of the benefits and versatility of organic products, highlighting to consumers the […]
This year’s Wake up to Organic campaign kicked off last weekend at Natural & Organic Products Europe with the help of food blogger Laura Scott. Scott got the ball rolling by demonstrating how retailers can inspire customers to make easy low-cost breakfast swaps to get them into organic in a simple and achievable way. The […]
The Organic Trade Board (OTB) has given more details about its digitally led integrated marketing campaign for 2016 – #OrganicUnboxed. Spanning digital content, advertising, PR, social media and partnerships with high profile ambassadors, the campaign aims to continue driving organic sales growth in the UK – 4.9% in 2015. The #OrganicUnboxed campaign aims both to […]
The under 35s are the “most engaged and active” organic consumer demographic, new research commissioned by the Organic Trade Board (OTB) shows. The research, undertaken by HPI and presented this week at the OTB’s Annual Pledgor’s Briefing, suggests that “all signs point to the Millennials (people born between the early 1980s and early 2000s)”. Presenting […]
Britain’s supermarkets are missing a trick as sales of organic food and drink continue to grow says the Organic Trade Board. The OTB’s campaign manager, Catherine Fookes, tells The Times today that none of the Big Four – Tesco, Asda, Sainbsury’s, and Morrison’s – currently has “a proper strategy” for organic. Quoting from a recent […]
The Organic Trade Board (OTB) has today (10 August) announced the launch of its bid for “game changing” EU funding to further extend the successful and pioneering ‘Organic. Naturally Different’ campaign for an additional three years from 2017. New funding rules announced by the EU mean that a successful bid would see a shift from 50% […]
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 […]
Buyout offer supported by The Health Store
June 22, 2018 Rosie Greenaway
The MD of The Health Store has pledged his support for the proposed buyout offer pitched by the Health Made Easy Group, which owns Tree of Life.
Seaveg Crispies turn zingy and aromatic
Clearspring announces two new flavours of Organic Seaveg Crispies: zingy Ginger and aromatic Turmeric.
What a Revolupin!
New to UK shelves comes new Revolupin Lupin Flakes, positioned as a high protein, high fibre superfood.
Pip & Nut secures over £1MN investment
Pip & Nut has secured record new investment in excess of £1 million, as well as a raft of new supermarket listings.
Cool for cats (and dogs)
June 7, 2018 Jane Wolfe
Are you making the most of the pooch pound? Do you even have a pet section? If not, you probably should. Animal-loving Brits are increasingly concerned about what goes into their pets’ food – especially in light of a rising obesity problem – and they are seeking out natural options. Jane Wolfe reports (more…)
Grab the trends, get the sales
Are you aware of joint health trends? Are you creating relevant news hooks and effectively link-selling? Esther Mills-Roberts looks at global data, then brings it right back in store (more…)
A category with wings
Could edible insects be the future of the protein market? Matt Chittock finds out… (more…)
This year’s Natural & Organic Products Europe was the perfect place to get a comprehensive insight into how the free-from sector is performing – evolving, innovating and rethinking its health credentials. Jane Wolfe reports (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 […]
Setting Industry standards for Golden quality CBD Products
Over the past few years Hemp and its CBD-rich extracts have made a stunning entrance to the nutraceutical business. More and more people are now commenting on the wonderful health benefits of supplementing their diet with natural phytocannabinoids and new CBD oil brands pop-up regularly as a result.
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 […]
AQUA Carpatica, the only naturally nitrate-free & lowest sodium water
AQUA Carpatica, a premium quality natural mineral water, dedicated to the most demanding health conscious people, babies and expectant mothers, organic food lovers and active lifestylers. AQUA Carpatica is nature’s most perfect mineral water, naturally Nitrate-free and the lowest Sodium level of any bottled natural mineral water on earth; the first of its kind in […]