Cachao, a Spanish chocolate brand producing handmade, organic and plant-based bean-to-bar products on the Balearic Island of Mallorca, is now available to UK consumers.
Vegan and organic brand Bonsan has added four new products to its Kofu (kombucha-cultured tofu) line of meat alternatives.
Alternative Foods is proclaiming its Alternative Cakes range a ‘new kind of ethical all-plant treat’ due to its use of the naturally occurring protein aquafaba instead of egg.
Leading opinion formers and influencers from the UK and international natural and organic community – and participants at this year’s Natural & Organic Products Europe event in London (7-8 April) – have been sharing their insights on the key trends they think will be shaping natural and organic health food retailing in 2019.
UK frozen vegan pizza company One Planet Pizza is planning significant upscaling of the business after gaining investment from Heather Mills’ Vbites Ventures.
January is a time for new experiences, and thousands of people are trying out totally plant-based eating. As well as being cruelty-free, vegan food can provide great nutritional value for money. If you’re getting active this month, you can thrive on a vegan diet, and if you’re looking to tackle winter weight gain, fibre-rich plant […]
Specialist research company Ecovia Intelligence has released its trend predictions for 2019, stating that the year ahead is expected to be ‘an important one for the sustainable food industry’.
Marks & Spencer (M&S) is under scrutiny due to its new vegan range, Plant Kitchen, bearing warnings that the products are ‘not suitable for milk or egg allergy sufferers’.
Vibrant Vegan Co is a new social enterprise delivering sustainable, healthy vegan meals through a subscription service in a bid to meet the growing demand for plant-based meals as well as the reduction of single-use plastics.
Cotswolds-based Just Wholefoods has added to its range of plant-based foods with its latest 100% vegan innovation, Organic Sunflower Mince.
Claiming to be the UK’s first restaurant offering cannabis-infused cuisine, The Canna Kitchen is due to open in Brighton’s Duke Street tomorrow (1 December).
The Vegan Society is launching what is says is the first ever app designed to help people become vegan.
Lucy Bee has released a 1-litre Organic Coconut Milk containing 99.9% coconut and certified Fair Trade by the FairTSA.
Swedish oat drinks company Oatly has launched its first nationwide, cross-media UK campaign: ‘It’s like milk, but made for humans’ in a bid to convince UK consumers to swap cow’s milk for a plant-based, oat drink alternative.
Clearspring has introduced its latest product: Organic Young Jackfruit Chunks in a jar.
When you’re sent to hospital for a procedure, or your child is due to start school, food is probably the last thing on your mind. Sadly, many vegans don’t have this luxury in situations where they have to rely on others to cater for them.
Lancashire-based snack manufacturer NutreeLife has launched a protein bar line called Live Well.
Eating out as a vegan is no longer a time-consuming, difficult challenge it once was – food options have become so much better, particularly over the last few years. It’s hard to believe those who have been vegan for decades used to carry around their own little carton of soya milk, just to be in […]
Following its announcement earlier this year that it was going to remove dairy from all of its products, BOL Foods has now become 100% plant-based.
Having supplied plant-based drinks to own-label brands for over 20 years, Delamere Dairy has now created its first branded range of plant-based dairy alternative drinks, Planted.
News in brief
February 15, 2019 Jane Wolfe
Real Handful has made its debut into the kids snacking market with the launch of BUNDLZ, a two-strong range of yoghurt-coated clusters in Strawberry & Raspberry or Apple & Blackberry. Delamere Dairy has launched its new Planted range into 330ml cartons and added two new flavours: Almond Drink with Coffee and Oat Drink with Date […]
Neal’s Yard kicks off frankincense initiative
Ahead of the release of its latest frankincense-based hand serum at the end of February, Neal’s Yard Remedies has launched Project Frankincense, an initiative to propagate, cultivate and care for the sustainable production of frankincense in Oman.
Organic sector set to be worth £2.5BN by 2020
The UK organic market is now worth £2.33 billion following sales growth of 5.3% in 2018, according to the Soil Association Organic Market Report 2019.
News in brief
Organix has launched a new ad campaign built around the platform ‘Fuel their Wonder’. The fully integrated £1 million campaign is running across All4, Sky and ITVHub and is supported by online video, social, radio and in store. BioCare’s Education Series 2019 comprises sessions on Nurturing Your Health with Alessandro Ferretti, and Nutritional Kintsugi with […]
Land of confusion
January 22, 2019 - -
Allergy season may be approaching but, as Kate Miller discovers, following a number of recent high-profile cases of anaphylaxis there’s an altogether more serious issue which health food stores should be aware of: food allergen labelling (more…)
Pick of the products 2018
One of the most fascinating things about our industry – apart from the continual development and discovery (or rediscovery) of health-giving ingredients and their benefits, leading to a stream of innovation – are the ethical strides taken to make it a sector to be truly proud of. When, in 2018 the nation received a rude […]
Mind full less
Rather than making life easier, our increasing connectivity is raising the nation’s stress levels as we strive to remain available at all times for all people, while also allaying our fear of missing out (FOMO). Jane Wolfe looks at why we could all do with taking a few deep breaths (more…)
Turning over a new leaf
As the smoke clears around a fresh wave of legislation, Matt Chittock explores how next-generation healthy cannabis products are setting new highs for health stores – no Rizlas required (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 […]
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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.