Planet Organic has partnered with on-demand courier firm Street Stream to offer its customers same-day delivery across London.
Following its win of a 2-star Great Taste award for its Red Pu-erh Fermented Raw Tea, GO! Kombucha has reaffirmed its commitment to indie health stores.
Scentered has introduced a new Travel Essentials Aromatherapy Balm Duo to help holidaymakers and travellers stay centred, both en route and on arrival. The duo comprises two 5g Therapy Balms: Sleep Well Therapy Balm and Focus. The 100% natural balms harness the power of essential oils in a travel-friendly, no-spill formula. Sleep Well Therapy Balm […]
The Hurly Burly range of organic, fresh, raw slaws have launched onto the health food scene through Wholefoods, Planet Organic and As Nature Intended.
Slovenia skincare brand Hemptouch has launched into the UK market, initially through Planet Organic. The products combine hemp cannabinoids (CBD) with hemp flower hydrolate and raw hemp oil to sooth skin and provide anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits. Silvija Spehar, herbalist and brand founder, says that the therapeutic range of ointments and creams was developed for […]
A West Sussex health food shop has been rebranded The Best Health Food Store courtesy of new owners, Len Glenville and Mel Beard.
Three organic operators have made it into The Grocer magazine’s 2016 Top Ten Independent Speciality & Fine Food Retailers list.
Organic superfood sports supplements brand Motion Nutrition has signed a deal with Whole Foods Market to stock its products in its London stores.
Organic seasonal food brand Rod and Ben’s has created two new soups for summer: Mushroom & Thyme and Aromatic Chicken & Vegetable.
Planet Organic and Riverford are both ‘new entries’ this year in the Grocer magazine’s annual Top 50 Independents rankings. The Grocer’s top 50 indies rankings are based on turnover and require businesses to be at least 50% owned by management or family. Riverford Organic appears at number 24, with sales of £47.2m and pre-tax profits […]
Aduna has launched its #MakeBaobabFamous campaign, aiming to increase awareness of the African superfruit to ultimately lead to sustainable income for ten million households currently living in poverty. At the heart of the campaign is a partnership between Aduna, Virgin Media and Holland & Barrett whose 740 UK stores have had a #MakeBaobabFamous makeover and […]
UK sales of certified health and beauty products rose by 21.6% in 2015 to reach a value of £54.2 million, according to figures from the latest Soil Association Organic Market Report 2016, released today. The report says that Soil Association Certification now has 214 licenced health and beauty symbol holders and that brands are recognizing […]
Planet Organic has launched a brand new gifting range of 22 Christmas hampers including health, grocery and beauty products. The hampers include The Ultimate Raw Foodist packed with nutritious raw products, including some of Planet Organic’s own range; The Caveman Box featuring whole, unprocessed, nutrient-rich and nourishing paleo-friendly foods; and The Must Have Natural Beauty, […]
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 Soil Association’s month-long Organic September campaign presents retailers, wholesalers and organic businesses with an ideal opportunity to spread awareness of organic as well as increase sales and gain new customers. Figures from Nielsen released in October last year showed that sales of organic food and drink through UK supermarkets were in excess of £100 […]
Planet Organic will open its seventh London store and undertake a major redevelopment of its Torrington Road branch during what the retailer is calling its “summer of love”. The new store, at the completely refurbished Tottenham Court Walk, will be a near neighbour of the Torrington Road branch but each is expected to “trade very […]
The Organic Trade Board’s (OTB) Wake up to Organic campaign took place on 17 June and was a resounding success, with a host of independent retailers joining in by offering a free organic breakfast at their stores and hosting in-house events where local bloggers, chefs and ambassadors made appearances and spoke with customers. In Bristol, […]
Compassion in World Farming (CIWF) has received a donation of over £1,100 from Brighton-based The Organic Protein Company after the firm committed to donate 25p for every pack of its organic whey protein produced. “Animal welfare is really important to us and I am more than delighted that our strong growth has enabled us make […]
In 2014 growth among independent retailers significantly outpaced that of the supermarkets, according to the recently published Soil Association Organic Market Report 2015. The report reveals that sales outside multiples rose by 8.7% to £558.6 million, exceeding £10 million a week for the first time and representing 30% of the organic market. A recent Soil […]
Leading organic businesses expect the organic market to grow steadily through 2015 with the prospect that sales will break through the £2 billion barrier in 2016.* According to surveys conducted in early 2015 by the Soil Association, 76% of wholesalers, 67% of independent retailers and 63% of leading organic brands anticipate increased sales in 2015. […]
OTB receives £1.73m in funding
January 12, 2018 Rosie Greenaway
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.
Forest Whole Foods named Best New Business
Online organic retailer Forest Whole Foods has been awarded Best New Business in the New Forest Business Partnership’s Brilliance in Business Awards.
Gove charms audience at the Oxford Real Farming Conference
Michael Gove became the first Defra minister to address the rebel Real Farming Conference in Oxford, usually a prerogative of the established Oxford Farming Conference.
Government plans for plastic
In a speech broadcast today by the BBC, Theresa May spoke of her plans to ‘nurture’ the environment through a ‘comprehensive 25-year environment plan’ which puts plastic at the forefront of the agenda.
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…)
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 […]
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 […]