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Madrid to host major new international organic trade fair

Leading international event organiser Diversified Communications has today announced the launch of Organic Food Iberia. This new trade show for Spain’s increasingly important organic industry, will open at the IFEMA exhibition centre in Madrid in 2019.

Discounters setting the pace for organic sales growth

While Waitrose, Sainsbury’s and Tesco still hold the largest value shares of organic food and drink (22.6%, 22.5% and 21.7% respectively), it is the discounters and The Co-Op who are growing sales fastest. 

Publix opens three more GreenWise stores

US supermarket operator Publix plans to open another three GreenWise Market natural, organic and specialty stores.

Soil Association Certification and ECOCERT announce major new international partnership

Soil Association Certification and ECOCERT, the leading UK and French organic certification bodies, have today announced a formal partnership.

Whole Foods’ 500th store packs in four themed eateries

US natural foods retailer Whole Foods Market reached a milestone this week with the opening of its 500thstore earlier, in Midtown Atlanta.

Sweden’s Midsona and Paradiset partner to create new consumer brand

Leading Swedish health food brand owner and distributor Midsona is partnering with Stockholm-based organic food retailer Paradiset to launch a new consumer brand ‘Everyday by Paradiset’ for easier sustainable choices.
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Sprouts Farmers Market hires former 99 Cents Only CEO for top job

US natural food retailer Sprouts Farmers Market has appointed the former chief executive officer of the price-point retailer 99 Cents Only Stores, Jack L Sinclair, as its own CEO.

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.

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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.

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.

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.