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New indie health store blossoms in Watford

A new shop, Heather and Rose Health, opened its doors in Watford in October to offer the local community an independent health store experience. Business partners by Kasia Chajdacki and Branka Simic both previously worked in Panacea health store in a nearby shopping centre, but when that closed down they resolved to branch out on […]

October 28, 2019 Continue Reading
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Detox term ‘misuse’ prompts name change at Pukka

Pukka Herbs has relaunched its popular Detox tea under a new name – Feel New – following the ASA ruling in May 2018 that whilst Pukka could continue to sell the tea, it could not advertise it in the UK (We’ll keep selling 100% legal Detox tea’). Pukka has now changed the name and reviewed […]

January 2, 2019 Continue Reading

Joining forces to join generations

The Soil Association (SA) and Pukka Herbs have joined forces in what they call an ‘inter-generational growing project’ which aims to bring the values of organic into schools, increasing kids’ knowledge about food provenance and the environment. In the initiative – launched on 20 March to coincide with Grandparent Gardening Week – the SA’s Food […]

March 23, 2018 Continue Reading

News in brief

Cold-pressed drinks company MOJU has introduced a new Acerola Cherry Booster Shot to its range. Truede has introduced all-natural vegan Turkish Delight in a grab-and-go box in two flavours: Rose and Mixed, which includes apple, pomegranate, lemon and orange. Sugar Free Karma Cola has launched within a selection of Jamie’s Italian and Barbecoa and the brand has also […]

September 26, 2017 Continue Reading

Britain wakes up to an organic breakfast

Today Wake Up To Organic saw over 60 stores across the country enthusiastically rallying behind the event to offer customers a free organic breakfast. Now in its second year, the joint Organic Trade Board (OTB) and Soil Association campaign aims to raise awareness of the benefits and versatility of organic products, highlighting to consumers the […]

June 15, 2016 Continue Reading

Organic September: a retailer’s perspective

This year’s Organic September was a great success but there’s always room for more independent stores to get stuck in. So what’s in it for retailers and why should they bother getting involved? “They’d be mad not to,” says Katy Mansell-Carter, marketing manager, The Better Food Company, who talked to NPN about her experience of […]

October 30, 2015 Continue Reading
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Natures Corner marks 15 years in 15 days

Natures Corner health food store in Newbury recently celebrated its 15th year anniversary with a ’15 days for 15 years’ event. Founded in 1999 by Liz Chandler and her sister Caroline Withers, who sadly passed away four years ago, the business prides itself as being Newbury’s only independent health shop. Chandler, who handed over the […]

December 8, 2014 Continue Reading

Window of opportunity

Beanbag Natural Health in Witney has won the first prize in 2014 Pukka Window Competition. The store wins a £500 voucher with glamping holiday specialist Canopy and Stars and £100 towards travel expenses. The judges singled out Beanbag’s window for its “sheer beauty and elegance and for making Pukka really come alive”. Second prize went […]

July 7, 2014 Continue Reading

Ethical teas brew up a storm

Ethical Consumer’s latest product guide to tea has revealed an impressive growth in the number of tea brands certified by ethical labelling schemes. Of the 30 leading tea brands surveyed, nearly 90% are certified by at least one ethical labelling scheme, compared to just 40% in 2000. Organic is the most widespread label, with just […]

February 6, 2014 Continue Reading

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