The Vegetarian Society is to launch its first ever London Underground poster campaign for two weeks this spring, coinciding with National Vegetarian Week 2018 which runs from 14-20 May.
UK organic spelt producer Sharpham Park has made a significant investment in its spelt mill, located on its Somerset farm.
British start-up Moving Mountains has introduced the B12 Burger, a plant-based burger that is said to sizzle, taste and bleed like meat.
A new study, published under Current Developments in Nutrition shows ‘strong evidence’ that diets rich in plant foods offer the body protection from cardiometabolic disease.
October saw the launch of the eco-conscious e-commerce start-up Wearth London, which champions UK brands with sustainable values.
Responding to a growing demand from environmentally-conscious consumers, supermarket giant Tesco launches own-label range of eco-cleaning products.
London-based Erbology has added three new snacks to its range of plant-based products: crackers, granola and energy balls.
New drinks brand OOOMEGA has launched with a range of 100% plant-based flax seed drinks, the first of their kind in the UK.
Freaks of Nature has launched what it says is the UK’s first plant-based chilled cheesecake range.
Notfrom.com is a new online supermarket offering solely natural, cruelty-free, plant-based and planet-friendly products to customers in the UK and EU.
Plant-based food and drink specialist Provamel has unveiled a brand new look for its organic drinks range to highlight key ingredients and increase shelf appeal. The 21-strong range of ambient drinks now feature new designs with hand-drawn ingredients and plant-based cues. The packaging carries The Vegan Society logo as well as Provamel’s own ‘CO2 neutral […]
Superfood soup brand Soupologie has introduced a range of chilled ready-to-eat raw soups using plant-based ingredients.
Weleda has launched a new NATRUE-certified Kids 2in1 Shampoo & Body Wash range. The three-strong offer is available in: Very Vanilla, a mellow fragrance, with the sweetness of vanilla and delicate fruity notes of mandarin; Lively Lime, which has the zesty citrus scent of lime and lemon essential oils to refresh and energize; and Happy […]
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that plant-based foods using soya and tofu cannot use dairy-style terms such as ‘milk’, ‘butter’ and ‘cheese’.
Fodder in Hereford has moved its bodycare offer into a brand new second store, just yards across the road from the original shop.
Pret A Manger says its ‘pop up’ Veggie Pret store in Soho is to become a permanent fixture, and that further vegetarian-only Pret cafés are in the pipeline.
People following a vegan diet should “permanently take a vitamin B12 supplement’ says the influential German Nutrition Society (DGE) in a new position paper.
GreenBay, a brand new 100% vegan grocery store, has opened in West Kensington, London.
AA Skincare has formulated a range of plant-inspired shampoos featuring holistic Ayurvedic herb powders to boost hair health. The shampoos combine essential oils, natural extracts and healing Ayurvedic herb powders such as rejuvenating brahmi to thicken hair, vitamin C-rich alma to strengthen roots, conditioning bhringraj to encourage growth, and tulsi for scalp irritations. The five-strong […]
Next month marks a year since the soft launch of Organic for the People, the 100% organic, plant-based store which popped up in London with the clear intention of making organic food and drink ‘price accessible’. Located directly opposite As Nature Intended in Ealing High Street, the store, which is still in its first phase, […]
News in brief: snippets of news from NPN
February 18, 2020 Jane Wolfe
Aiming to spice up the sauce and condiments market is Big Tom Spiced Tomato Ketchup boasting a significantly lower sugar content than other leading brands.
Growth for gummies
A new paper by Future Market Insights reports that the vitamin gummies market value is projected to grow at a ‘healthy’ CAGR of 5.1% between 2019-2029.
Expert calls for research into link between VMS and productivity
Dr Adam Drewnowski has called for further research into the connection between food supplements, dietary nutrient density and productivity in the workplace.
A Total Sweet charity tie-up in Madagascar
Total Sweet has teamed up with a small UK charity to create tree corridors on Madagascar to help lemurs and other wildlife recover from deforestation.
In a pickle
January 23, 2020 Rosie Greenaway
From kombucha to kraut, and kimchi to kefir, the fermented market is alive and kicking. Rosie Greenaway discovers the ancient art of fermenting and learns how to brew her own ‘booch’ (more…)
Back on track
Bone up on joint health with Matt Chittock for all the latest and traditional approaches to keeping customers standing tall (more…)
Say yes to sustainable sex
With consumers thinking more about their impact on the environment, it’s no surprise that the environmental impact of their sex lives is also coming into question. With a range of sustainable sex products cropping up on bedside tables, Sharna Waid investigates which brands are championing the alternatives and whether it’s an area worth investing in […]
The breakfast club
We’re all familiar with the old adage ‘breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dine like a pauper’, but truth be told we are more likely to do the exact opposite. Jane Wolfe finds out how retailers can offer consumers easy, convenient and healthy ways to start the morning (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 […]
The Health Store Open Day is back!
The Health Store’s ever popular Open Day makes a welcome return on Sunday 8th September. Paul Rideout, Sales & Marketing Manager at the Health Store, explains “The Open Day is back by popular demand! This will be our 8th Open Day since we launched the event back in 2009 and it is more popular than […]
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 […]
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.