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Trader Joe’s pulled up over ‘racist’ product labelling

US natural foods retailer Trader Joe’s has been pulled up by anti-racism campaigners over labelling of its own-label international food lines. 

Australia’s Murray River Organics secures AUD2.3m deal with Woolworths

Leading Australian organic ingredients specialist and brand owner Murray River Organics (MRG) has secured a AUD2.3 million with national retailer Woolworths.

Contactless coffee: Better Food partners with City to Sea to revive reusables

Bristol-based Better Food Company is partnering with plastic pollution non-profit City to Sea on a #ContactlessCoffee initiative that is enabling the organic, local and ethical retailer to create a safe way to revive the use of reusables. 

‘I’m sorry, I don’t share your optimism about sustainable food,’ Humphrys tells Holden

The veteran BBC broadcaster and former organic farmer John Humphrys says only a catastrophe will persuade the majority of people they should pay more for their food. 

Against all odds: Nashville’s Turnip Truck defies virus and tornado to make it three

Against formidable odds – a devastating tornado and the hammer blow of Covid-19 – Nashville-based natural food retailer Turnip Truck has opened its third store in the city. 

Pandemic hits UK food and drink exports but non-EU sales of branded goods grow

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) today published analysis showing that while the pandemic has hit UK food and drink exports hard, non-EU sales of branded goods have grown.

Kerbside enthusiasm: Sprouts Farmers Market expands popular pickup service

US natural food retailer Sprouts Farmers Market has expanded its grocery pickup service with Instacart to all of its more than 340 stores

Online grocery sales set for ‘phenomenal’ 33% hike in 2020

Online grocery sales in the UK are set to rise by 33% in 2020 as the COVID-19 crisis produces dramatic – and possibly lasting – changes in shopping habits. 

Support your indie food stores at this crucial time, Guild of Fine Food urges...

The Guild of Fine Food is calling for consumers to get behind their local independents and has added an online resource to its existing website, to assist these retailers and producers following the UK government’s latest Covid-19 guidelines.

Sweden’s Paradiset to close stores as corona fears hit finance plan

Swedish organic and natural food pioneer Paradiset says its retail business is to close after a refinancing package failed amid economic uncertainty caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

Planet Organic announces takeover of As Nature Intended

Trailbazing UK health and wellbeing retailer Planet Organic has acquired As Nature Intended, the chain of seven London-based organic and natural food stores. 

US organic food retailers fold amid intense supermarket competition

A recent fight back from US natural food retailers, after years of market capture by major grocery operators, came too late for two specialist chains. 

Some tea bags shed billions of plastic particles, researchers warn

Some teabags shed billions of micro- and nano-sized plastics, Canadian researchers warned this week. 

Marigold Health Foods’ warehouse ‘devastated’ by fire

UK natural food distributor Marigold Health Foods saw its London warehouse badly damaged by fire earlier this week. 

Happy and healthy: Chicago retailers partner for store-within-a-store pilot

Two long established family-owned Chicago area retail businesses – fresh market and grocer Angelo Caputo’s and health food store Fruitful Yield – have partnered to create a store-within-a-store experience.