At its annual breakfast and briefing event in London on 6 March, the Organic Trade Board (OTB) recapped on its 2018 campaign achievements before Paul Moore, chair executive director, appealed to the organic industry to take collective action and pledge financial support once the UK leaves the EU.
Organic Trade Board
Social media influencer Coral Golding – Coral Pearl to her followers – is among the names boosting the Organic Trade Board’s 2019 Organic Feed Your Happy Campaign.
Organic pioneer Susie Hewson, founder of Natracare, has become the first recipient of the Oak Award, initiated by the Organic Trade Board (OTB) to recognize outstanding contributions to the organic sector.
The Organic Trade Board (OTB) has written to its members asking for reviews on the work of the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) – a levy board which represents the organic sector and is funded by farmers and growers paying a levy on everything they produce.
After receiving what the Organic Trade Board calls a ‘diverse and exciting range of nominations’ for the Oak Award 2018, five nominees have been shortlisted
A new annual award conceived by the Organic Trade Board (OTB) aims to recognize an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the UK organic sector.
The Organic Trade Board calls Wake up to Organic 2018 its ‘biggest and most successful event yet’, with engagement on all levels up from last year.
The number of British producers farming organically has increased by almost 2%, according to the latest figures released by Defra.
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.
Dig the SOiL
March 21, 2019 Jane Wolfe
Veld Botanicals has introduced its new brand SOil to the UK market, offering a range of organic aromatherapy products.
Responsible capitalism: a manifesto
Following his acceptance of the Award for Responsible Capitalism, Riverford Organic founder Guy Singh-Watson explains why receiving the award gave him mixed feelings.
Guy Singh-Watson calls out capitalism in front of royalty
The 18th Award for Responsible Capitalism has been presented to Guy Singh-Watson by publishing group First, in a ceremony attended by HRH Princess Anne. But the decision to accept the award, says the Riverford Organic’s founder, was ‘a difficult one’.
Browning highlights ‘serious impact’ of no-deal Brexit on UK organic sector in open letter to Gove
The chief executive of the Soil Association, Helen Browning, has written an open letter to the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Michael Gove, highlighting the negative impact already being caused to UK organic exporting businesses by Brexit uncertainty.
Sparking the passion, naturally
February 19, 2019 Sharna Waid
With Valentine’s Day on the horizon, it’s a momentous time of love and lust. With a broadening range of sexual wellbeing products on the market, Sharna Waid looks into which natural remedies retailers should be exploring to support and empower their female customers’ confidence in the bedroom
A nation on the move
Kate Miller looks at the main aggravators of joint pain and uncovers how the public’s well-intentioned New Year’s resolutions can often lead to injuries come spring
The power of sour
While not yet mainstream, and certainly not new, fermented foods were heralded as one of the big trends of 2018 and continue to work their way onto the shelves of independent retailers up and down the country. Hayley Coristine investigates the qualities that are helping this ancient food technology gain wider appeal (more…)
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With small chocolate producers choosing to trade directly, Jane Wolfe takes a look at the rise in artisan bean to bar chocolatiers who are putting cocoa farmers’ welfare before profit
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