In partnership with BioFach, Speciality Food Magazine has published The Organic Report 2019 – a ‘behind-the-scenes’ look at the organic market.
With celebrity followers helping boost its appeal the keto diet is still very much in vogue. But does it sit comfortably within the natural health sector?
August saw Planet Organic open its eighth London store in Queen’s Park, the first shop launch since Inverleith LLP took a majority share in the retailer.
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.
A new take on the January blues
December 5, 2019 Rosie Greenaway
‘Shades of Aqua’ has been highlighted as the key food and beverage colour trend for 2020, with vivid blues and greens expected to drive innovation.
Veganuary to launch ‘milestone’ TV ad
As part of The Big Give, non-profit Veganuary has launched a Crowdfunding effort to get its first TV ad on air, aiming to raise £40,000 in one week.
Hastings’ Co-op expands refills into second store
Trinity Wholefoods, which marked its 35th birthday this year, has opened a refill store to encourage customers to ‘reduce, reuse, recycle, refill, rethink’.
Experts warn of high protein diet risks
Popular high protein diets have been shown to help people lose weight but could be putting long-term followers at risk of kidney damage, experts warn.
Pick of the products 2019
November 28, 2019 Rosie Greenaway
One thing’s for sure when reflecting on this year’s products: our industry never fails to deliver on innovation. With the word ‘sustainability’ on everyone’s lips, our sector was pioneering its ‘better for you and the planet’ products long before the phrase hit the mainstream. As the world plays catch-up, here’s a review of the trendsetting […]
With irritable bowel syndrome affecting approximately 12 million people in the UK, Jane Wolfe finds out how diet and lifestyle changes can significantly help sufferers, and investigates the low-FODMAP solution (more…)
Living life on the veg
Plates of lifeless veg and soggy ‘fishless fingers’ are a thing of the past. Rosie Greenaway orders the vegan catch of the day, explores today’s sophisticated veggie market, and discovers just how much the nation’s love of animal products is costing the planet (more…)
The whole package
Want the truth about sustainable packaging? It’s complicated – but consumers and brands are both committed to change, says Matt Chittock
Garden of Life®
Your body was created to eat, process, and derive its nutrition from food—real, healthy food. Garden of life® are fanatical about food. The core ethos is that they always start with real foods and these (foods) provide the formulas, the power to be at their best. Completely free of any synthetically created, chemical breakthroughs from […]
Tooth powder as a powerful ally for your dental health
My Oradent tooth powder is neither a drug nor a medicine. Suitable for all consumers and also for vegans and vegetarians. Why in powder form? Studies have shown that tooth powder can be more effective at removing plaque than toothpaste. Plus, My Oradent does not contain fluoride, is non-toxic and is also safe for children. […]
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 […]