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

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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

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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’

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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

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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...

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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

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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

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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

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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...

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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?

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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

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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

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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’

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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

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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

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