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  • holland and barrett
    Breaking News

    Holland & Barrett to be sold for £1.77 billion

     June 26, 2017  Jane Wolfe

    L1 Retail is to buy Holland & Barrett (H&B) from  Nature’s Bounty Co and the Carlyle Group for £1.77 billion. L1 Retail is a fund controlled by Mikhail Fridman, who, according to the BBC, is best known for being chief executive of BP’s Russian joint venture TNK between 2003 and 2012, when it was sold […]

  • Natural Beauty

    L’Oréal in talks with Brazil’s Natura on Body Shop sale

     June 22, 2017  Jim Manson

    Cosmetics giant L’Oréal has received a firm offer for The Body Shop from Brazilian manufacturer Natura Cosméticos SA.

  • Market Insights

    Amazon/Whole Foods – early reaction

     June 19, 2017  Jim Manson

    Financial commentators, retail analysts and industry insiders have been reacting to last Friday’s bombshell announcement that online retail giant Amazon is set to acquire Whole Foods Market for US$13.7 billion. 

  • Market Insights

    Amazon set to buy Whole Foods Market for $13.7bn

     June 16, 2017  Diane Millis

    Amazon, the world’s biggest online retailer, is buying Whole Foods Market in a deal valued at approximately $13.7bn, including Whole Foods Market’s net debt.

  • Europe

    Nordic duo up for top trade show award

       Jim Manson

    Products Scandinavia and Nordic Organic Food Fair – the Nordic region’s biggest trade show for the natural and organic industry, has been shortlisted for Best Overseas Tradeshow Over 2,000sqm at the Association of Event Organisers (AEO) Excellence Award.


Sonalie Figueiras

Health and wellness are the new lifestyle status symbol for millennial Asians, with China leading the way.

Jim Manson

Instantly, the internet was alive with predictions of drone deliveries of kale chips and ‘Wholebots’ replacing Whole Foods checkout staff. There were jokes too – had Amazon’s Jeff Bezos accidentally bought Whole Foods while ordering groceries via Alexa?

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