Following its decision in April to offer paper carrier bags to all customers, Morrisons has now become the first British supermarket to roll-out plastic-free fruit and veg areas in many of its stores.
On Monday, the inaugural Sainsbury’s Beauty & Wellbeing Live Innovation Pitch took place at Natural & Organic Products Europe, with the multiple deciding to choose not one but two beauty brands to attend a meeting at Sainsbury’s HQ and potentially land a listing.
Brighton-based ethical supermarket HIBSE has been recognized in the Green Heart Hero Awards due to its commitment to sustainability.
Organic food retailer Planet Organic says it has become the UK’s first chain to achieve zero edible food waste.
In December Brighton-based ethical independent supermarket HISBE celebrated its fifth birthday.
Iceland’s Christmas advert, which failed to secure advertising regulatory approval to air on TV, has now been launched online, and a Change.org petition to get it broadcast has gained over 880,195 signatures. Iceland says that this year rather than creating a ‘commercial, product-led’ Christmas advert it wanted to highlight the impact on orangutans of rainforest […]
Coinciding with its announcement that sales of vegan and vegetarian products grew 85% compared to last year, Waitrose & Partners has launched an own-label range of 25 vegan and vegetarian products.
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 […]
In May, Locavore Grocery, Scotland’s first social enterprise supermarket, officially opened its doors to offer an alternative to mainstream supermarket supply chains and build a more sustainable food network. Jane Wolfe finds out more Run by Soil Association licensee Locavore Community Interest Company (CIC), Locavore Grocery is a new 6000sq ft supermarket in Govanhill, Glasgow, […]
Morrisons has launched a slate of value veg boxes – including an organic option – in what it says is a bid to make fresh veg affordable for all UK families.
Natural and organic retailer LIV shut its doors this month following a routine food hygiene inspection by Liverpool Council’s Environmental Health Officers.
Waitrose has pledged that by this September no branded cosmetic products will contain microbeads (its own-label range never has) in order to reduce plastics in its health and beauty ranges, the first supermarket to do so. The retailer is also giving a facelift to its own-label cotton wool buds – one of its most commonly […]
Brighton-based ethical supermarket hiSbe say it is planning to establish a regional chain of up to 10 stores over the next five years. HiSbe opened its first store in December 2013. The part crowd-funded shop – founded by sisters, Ruth and Amy Anslow – was always billed as ‘pilot-store’. Explaining the hiSbe (standing for ‘how […]
Grappling for shelf space, competing on packaging design, POS promotions – these are all familiar, day-to-day experiences for manufacturers and brands alike trying to stay afloat in the competitive world of retail.
Tesco has announced that it will be removing confectionery from checkouts across its full range of store formats by the end of December 2014. The move follows research showing that 65% of customers believe that removing sweets from checkouts will help them make healthier choices when shopping, with 67% saying it would help them make […]
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
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]