London-based health and wellbeing retailer Planet Organic is set to open a new store in the north-west of the city later this summer. The development comes just months after specialist consumer brands investor Inverleith LLP announced that it taken a majority stake in the pioneer organic retail chain, signalling its intention to double the current […]
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.
Just Wholefoods is celebrating its 30th anniversary by rebranding its entire 19-strong product portfolio.
A new plant-based ‘salmon’ sushi set, made using the Asian root vegetable konjac, has been created by London-based vegan company Ima.
Organic food retailer Planet Organic says it has become the UK’s first chain to achieve zero edible food waste.
Scottish Private Equity firm Inverleith LLP has announced it has taken a majority stake in specialist British chocolate brand Montezuma’s, in a multi-million pound deal. Montezuma’s has established itself as one of the largest leading independent British manufacturers of premium artisanal chocolate, including organic, non-dairy and vegan ranges. The company has prided itself on maintaining […]
Specialist consumer brands investor Inverleith LLP has taken a majority stake in Planet Organic, the London-based health and wellbeing supermarket, food-to-go chain and online retailer. Inverleith has injected equity into the company with the aim of expanding the existing store footprint in London, to more than double the current portfolio of stores over the next […]
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.
Zero waste retailer and solution provider Unpackaged has launched at Welbeck Farm Shop what it says is a unique retail system, which it then plans to roll out across the UK.
Running until 30 April, The Seed Fund 2018 is now open for entry, continuing the philanthropic organization’s mission to help food and drink start-ups turn ‘big ideas into big businesses’ and ‘lay down strong roots’ for the future.
In response to the burgeoning interest in plant-based living, Planet Organic has launched Vegan Shop – a specialist area of its e-commerce site that is designed to make it easier for customers to shop its vegan ranges.
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.
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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