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Healthy Christmas sales help Holland & Barrett deliver 4.8% final quarter growth

Healthy Christmas sales helped leading UK-based health food chain Holland & Barrett deliver 4.8% year on year growth in the quarter ending 31 December 2019.

Brits neglecting health until their forties, reports Healthspan

Recent research commissioned by supplement brand Healthspan has revealed that one in ten Brits don’t take their health seriously until they hit 40-plus. The Healthspan...

Online organic retailer Abel & Cole claims ‘refillables first’

UK organic grocery business Abel & Cole is trialling a refill scheme, claimed to be the first of its kind for an online retailer.

UK microbrewery claims world first for organic alcohol-free beer

UK microbrewery, St Peter’s, has launched Without Organic, claimed to be the world’s only organic alcohol-free beer.

WHO target to reduce rates of anaemia is focus of new IADSA Mind the...

IADSA has launched a Mind the Gap resource highlighting the role of iron supplementation in reducing anaemia among women. Entitled ‘Precious Metal: The role...

Top Nordic trade fair double bill postponed until 2021

This year’s Eco Life Scandinavia and the Nordic Organic Food Fair events have been postponed, due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, organiser Diversified Communications UK has announced. 

Bio-Synergy introduces UK’s first protein shake vending machine

Sports nutrition, supplements and wellbeing brand Bio-Synergy has launched what it says is the UK’s first-to-market protein shake vending machine, showcasing the future of...

Sweden’s organic market stalls as shoppers choose other ethical labels

After years of strong growth, sales of organic food and drink in Sweden’s major grocery retail channel stalled in 2019. That’s one of the key findings of a new report by the specialist organic consultancy EkoWeb. 

The research collaboration aims to generate a understanding of the implications of a vitamin...

Studies have shown suboptimal vitamin K2 status to be associated with heightened inflammatory state, cardiovascular risk, and in one recent European study, more serious...

Do you speak vegan?

Collins Dictionary has revealed that a number of veganism-inspired words have made their way into the latest edition of its dictionary for the first time.

2017 Sustainable Beauty Awards open for entry

The 2017 Sustainable Beauty Awards has opened for entry. The awards will take place at the Paris Marriott Champs-Elysées on 6th November 2017, co-hosted alongside the Sustainable Cosmetics Summit.

Naturex appoints Chimab as new Italian distributor

Avignon, France-headquartered natural ingredients specialist Naturex has expanded its presence in the Italian market with the appointment of Chimab as a distributor. 

‘Humane milk myth’ ad is cleared by UK regulators in ‘landmark ruling’

An ad stating that “Humane milk is a myth” has been cleared by the UK’s Advertising Standards Authority following complaints from members of the dairy industry that it was inaccurate and misleading.

RECORD-BREAKING: Veganuary 2021 Exceeds Half A Million Sign-Ups

A record-breaking 500,000 have signed up for Veganuary 2021, making it the biggest cohort since the pledge began. This year’s initiative has already surpassed last...

H&B launches bespoke ‘vitamin box’ service

Holland & Barrett has launched Healthbox, a new online, personalised subscription service for vitamins, minerals and supplements using the advice and recommendations of qualified nutritionists.