The shortlist for this year’s BOOM Awards has been published by the Soil Association, ahead of a ceremony due to be hosted on 26 June.
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.
Pip & Nut has launched a limited edition Cherry Bakewell Almond Butter, combining almond butter with chopped almonds and real cherries. Captain Kombucha has extended its 400ml range with two new flavours – Cayenne Pepper and Pineapple Peach, and has also launched a 1ltr range of the flavours. Healthy food company Wessanen UK is now […]
Yugo Spice has created a three-strong range of cooking pastes/sauces, comprising: Hot Miso Chipotle Paste, Mild Curried Sun-Dried Tomato Paste and Chipotle Garni Hot Sauce. Gü has introduced its first free-from offer in the form of its Fabulously Free From five-strong range of puds: Spanish Lemon Cheesecakes, Strawberry & Rhubarb Cheesecakes, Chocolate & Vanilla Cheesecakes, […]
A group of certified B Corporations have collaborated with Waitrose to create an aisle consisting solely of B Corp-certified products on its online store.
The long-time editor of Waitrose Food magazine has resigned after suggesting a series on ‘killing vegans, one by one’.
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.
Over 20-21 September, ExCel London hosted the return of the UK’s biggest food-to-go trade event, lunch!, which saw close to 7,000 attendees walk its aisles in pursuit of the newest lunchtime offerings some of the industry’s biggest brands.
Strong attendance of GO! Organic Festival’s first event has been reported by organizer Diversified Communications, with visitor figures confirmed to have exceeded 10,200 across the two days.
A major new two-day organic festival will open its doors to the public on Saturday, in London’s Battersea Park.
Greenpeace has applauded Britain’s retailers after several major high street names joined the charity in the formation of a voluntary agreement to restrict fishing in key areas of the Antarctic Peninsula.
Launching on 18 June, Cawston Press will begin its first ever outdoor advertising campaign across the Waitrose estate.
In a bid to help customers make healthier choices, supermarket giant Waitrose is launching a number of new health initiatives.
Waitrose has become the first UK supermarket to prevent children from buying energy drinks.
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.
New data gathered by the Soil Association shows that the organic market has continued to grow in the first half of 2017, driven significantly by increased consumer interest in nutrition and a desire for traceability in food sourcing.
Natural Beauty News has today announced that the Natural Beauty Retail Awards will move from November to April for 2018.
The Soil Association celebrated its 70-year anniversary in June with an event sponsored by Waitrose Duchy programme.
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 […]
Waitrose says it will start to pay its smaller suppliers within a week of being invoiced in a move intended to strengthen its reputation as an ethical retailer. The arrangement will apply to all suppliers who do less than £100,000 worth of business with Waitrose annually. More than 600 UK food suppliers of some 2,500 products will […]
Triodos Bank calls for ‘radical’ change
June 25, 2019 Rosie Greenaway
Triodos Bank has launched a vision paper calling for a ‘radical systemic transition’ away from current production-focused systems
Mary-Jane’s Coffee opens its first CBD café
The man behind Mary-Jane’s Coffee, Jon Antoniou, has opened the South West’s first CBD cafe in Bristol’s Whiteladies Road in a bid to provide ‘a quality, affordable and great-tasting way to take CBD daily’.
News in brief
Chunky Chocolate and Chunky Orange Chocolate with Baobab are the first bars from Prodigy Snacks, a start-up which uses clean, natural ingredients with nutritional benefits to reimagine classic chocolate favourites. Bells & Whistles has launched a new vegan cake line in three flavours: Berry & Cashew, Nut Truffle and Ginger & Apricot. The gluten-, milk- […]
BetterYou reveals new-look website
Natural health brand BetterYou has unveiled its updated website, betteryou.com, with a fresh new look and feel as well as some added initiatives designed to enhance performance and delivery.
Beyond the little bottles
June 12, 2019 Ross Harris
From the yoghurt drinks of the ‘90s to Unilever’s recent investment in ‘happy bacteria’ skincare, probiotics are still a hot topic – but consumer confusion is rife, discovers Kate Miller, and puzzling legislation isn’t helping (more…)
The carbon pawprint
A far cry from the proverbial dogs’ dinner, the pet industry is now booming with healthier and greener options. From zero waste shampoo bars to premium natural and organic foods, Sharna Waid finds out what retailers are stocking to meet the demands of a growing community of eco-conscious pet parents (more…)
As more consumers seek alcohol-free, low-sugar and sustainably produced beverages, Jane Wolfe speaks with some natural and organic soft drinks brands to discover how they are ticking all the boxes (more…)
The heart of the matter
Dr Decker Weiss is a naturopathic cardiologist with an important message about inflammation. Here, Rosie Greenaway relays some of the key messages conveyed during his 2018 retailer roadshow, and discovers why ignoring the red flags could be catastrophic for cardiovascular health
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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 […]