Organic grocery business Abel & Cole has launched a refillables trial which will remove single-use packaging from a variety of products.
Natural wellbeing and beauty brand Kypwell has unveiled its innovative new eco-friendly, sustainable and biodegradable product packaging.
Beauty Kitchen is to launch 1,000 Refill Stations in UK locations over the next two years, saving over 100 million single-use plastic bottles.
The amount of plastic produced and used by UK supermarkets rose this year, according to a report by Greenpeace and the Environmental Investigation Agency.
The historic UK spa town of Tunbridge Wells is the venue for one of the country’s newest plastic-free retailers, The Zero Waste Company
Trinity Wholefoods, which marked its 35th birthday this year, has opened a refill store to encourage customers to ‘reduce, reuse, recycle, refill, rethink’.
After opening their first sustainable shop in January 2019, Store Brighton owners Heather Banks and Ceri Lones have opened another: the Store Next Door.
The Oxford Street branch of The Body Shop has been transformed into an ‘activist workshop’ as part of its pledge to revive its early campaigning spirit.
Better Food recently spruced up its Bristol Whiteladies Road store with an updated look and new features including a packaging-free wall.
A location in Oxford has become the first store to trial Waitrose’s new refill station, providing customers with a facility where they can shop for unpackaged everyday basics such as rice, pasta, cereals, lentils, seeds and coffee, using their own containers from home.
Brighton-based ethical supermarket HIBSE has been recognized in the Green Heart Hero Awards due to its commitment to sustainability.
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.
Southwest-based health food store Naturalife Wholefoods has expanded its portfolio by adding The Bay Tree’s two stores in Christchurch and Ferndown, Dorset.
Earlier this year saw the launch of Earth.Love.Food, a 100% organic store in Totnes, Devon, which operates a blanket ‘no packaging’ policy.
Natural Products Global announces Supplier Connect launch
May 20, 2020 Jim Manson
In a major cross-portfolio initiative, Diversified Communications UK will next month launch Supplier Connect, a new global, online directory.
My Green Pod invites ethical brands inside
Ethical retail platform My Green Pod has launched its new online Marketplace, born out of a crowdfunding campaign which ran at the back end of 2019.
News in brief
Rubies In The Rubble has announced the launch of its plant-based Chilli Mayo and Classic Mayo into Waitrose stores across the country.
Teapigs sets up free online training for stockists during lockdown
In light of the current lockdown restrictions, teapigs has decided to present its retailer tea school virtually, via Zoom.
April 28, 2020 Jane Wolfe
A problem for Brits at the best of times, sleep issues are being exacerbated due to the pandemic, leaving many feeling exhausted, reports Jane Wolfe.
Ever wondered how to make ice cream so smooth even the toughest connoisseur would be fooled? Yorica is here to explain (some of) its secrets to success.
Operation Healthy Lockdown
As health stores find themselves on the frontline of a national effort to keep the UK nourished, Jim Manson reports on Operation Healthy Lockdown.
After the gold rush
CBD is the fastest growing category the natural products sector has ever known. But a new phase is being ushered in, Jim Manson reports.
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 […]
How to become the next influential natural beauty brand
The world doesn’t need another natural beauty brand. It’s a market that is set to be worth up to $54 billion by 2027. It’s saturated like every other industry in the world. What it does need however, is a brand that is passionate, value driven and has clarity around how they want to shake things […]
Leading the discussion around sustainability in retail
The Sustainability in Retail Forum is the new conference designed to help senior executives within leading retailers from across the Nordic region meet the ever-evolving challenges around sustainability. Taking place 13 November 2019, at MalmöMässan, Sweden, the event is co-located with the award-winning trade exhibitions Nordic Organic Food Fair and Eco Life Scandinavia. Facing the […]
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 […]