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UK CBD sector estimated value almost US$1B, exceeding 2021 sales predictions

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The Association for the Cannabinoid Industry (ACI) and Centre for Medicinal Cannabis (CMC) has estimated the cannabidiol (CBD) industry will generate £690 million (US$959...

Nestlé procures The Bountiful Company for $5.75BN

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US investment company KKR has announced that Nestlé is set to acquire global nutrition brand The Bountiful Company for $5.75 billion. The sale will see...

CBD (cannabidiol) regulations in SwedenCBD (cannabidiol) regulations in Sweden

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In a recent newsletter, Svensk Egenvård explains why CBD is currently illegal in Sweden: Svensk Egenvård consists of suppliers of food supplements, herbal medicinal products,...

Wiley’s teams with School in a Bag to help educate children in Ghana

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Wiley’s Finest UK has launched a new fundraising campaign in collaboration with School in a Bag, which sends school bags filled with educational resources...

Britvic acquires organic plant-based drink company Plenish

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Britvic has announced its acquisition of UK brand Plenish, producer of plant-based milks, cold-pressed juices and shots made from sustainably sourced and Soil Association-certified...

European Organic Congress 2021 goes online on 16-18 June

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The 15th edition of the European Organic Congress will take place online, live from Lisbon, on 16-18 June 2021. Organised by IFOAM Organics Europe...

Stockeld Dreamery Launches Plant-Based Feta ‘Chunk’ Across Sweden

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Swedish food tech Stockeld Dreamery is launching its first product, a plant-based feta cheese alternative. Landing in stores within Stockholm this week, the fermented...

Vitamin C study to begin in Scottish care homes

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A new study, VitaC4Care, is to investigate the links between vitamin C levels in care homes and viral infections such as COVID-19. Beginning in Scotland in...

Groundbreaking New Study Shows Pycnogenol® Helps Skin Retain Moisture and Elasticity

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New published research builds on decades of established science demonstrating extensive benefits of Pycnogenol®, a natural antioxidant for skin health Just in time for...

Deregulating New Genomic Techniques: Organic movement raises red flag

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The organic food and farming movement criticises the Commission’s plan to work on a new legal framework for plants derived from New Genomic Techniques....

Nestlé’s US$5.75B acquisition of The Bountiful Company’s core brands to “open new channels”

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Nestlé has entered an agreement with global investment firm KKR to acquire the core brands of The Bountiful Company for US$5.75 billion, expected to...

BetterYou recognized for innovation in The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise

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BetterYou has received one of the most prestigious accolades in British business, winning in the Innovation category of The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise which...

Certified organic beauty and wellbeing sales hit £120M

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According to the Soil Association (SA) 2021 Organic Beauty and Wellbeing Market report, the certified organic and natural products market rose by 13% in 2020, taking total...

Au Naturel UK announces change of business model to drive growth

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Au Naturel UK – the sales and marketing organization behind brands including Solaray, Heritage Store and Dynamic Health – has moved from direct sales...

Lidl Germany Expands Vegan ‘Vemondo’ Range With Over 450 Carbon-Neutral Products

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Supermarket giant Lidl has expanded its vegan offerings in Germany to more than 450 products, sold under its own-label Vemondo. The discount retailer says...