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

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

European Organic Congress brings industry and policy-makers together at pivotal moment

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The European Organic Congress, which takes place on 1-3 July 2020 as a digital event this year, will bring together farmers, industry experts and...

Holland & Barrett hitches a ride with Deliveroo

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Leading UK health food retailer Holland & Barrett (H&B) has announced a tie-up with Deliveroo to offer consumers a selected range of its most popular health products via the food delivery business’s website and app.

Expo East 2020 cancels, organiser announces ‘Spark Change’ digital events

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The 2020 edition of Natural Products Expo East, due to have been held in Philadelphia on 23-26 September, has been cancelled due the ongoing Covid-19 crisis.

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

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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. 

Vitafoods Europe 2020 cancels, shifts to ‘large scale virtual event’

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Vitafoods Europe, which had been rescheduled for the 1-3 September (from its traditional May dates) due to the Covid-19 crisis has has cancelled its 2020 edition. It will be replaced this year with a “large scale virtual event” at the start of September.

Finland’s Ruohonjuuri ready to face the future with ‘confidence and energy’

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Finnish eco and organic retailer Ruohonjuuri says sales across the company (it operates 15 stores across Finland) were up 7% from the beginning of the year to 7 May, compared to the corresponding period last year. 

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

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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. 

Brain, eye and skin health are the top benefits sought by Thais

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Demanding lifestyles combined with early signs of ageing is often the trigger for Thai consumers to proactively start shopping for health and nutrition products, says market intelligence agency Mintel. 

Natural Products Global announces Supplier Connect launch

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In a major cross-portfolio initiative, Diversified Communications UK (publisher of Natural Products Global) will next month launch Supplier Connect, a new global, online directory for the international natural and organic community.

Paradise lost…and regained: Johannes Cullberg buys back his Paradiset brand

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In late March the trailblazing Swedish organic and wellbeing retailer Paradiset announced it was going bankrupt. Now, Paradiset’s founder and owner, Johannes Cullberg, says he has bought back the brand. 

Kerbside enthusiasm: Sprouts Farmers Market expands popular pickup service

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

Roundtable: “We’re so proud of everything the health food sector is doing”

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Panellists in the first of a new series of Natural Products Virtual Roundtable discussions told Natural products Global editor Jim Manson of their pride in “everything the health food trade is doing in the Covid crisis”.

Plastic’s back: Industry uses pandemic fears to mount attack on zero-waste movement

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Public fear around the COVID-19 pandemic is helping the the plastics industry mount an attack against the zero-waste movement, US campaigners and commentators are warning. 

Health store closures are ‘assault on small business’, NPA warns

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Three US states that have ordered the closure of health food stores during the Covid-19 crisis have been accused by the Natural Products Association of mounting an “assault on small businesses”.