Earth Fare’s ‘live longer’ message connects with US consumers

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In 2017 US health and wellness retailer Earth Fare launched a new promotion with the strapline ‘Live longer with Earth Fare’. As value propositions go it’s a pretty bold one. And it seems to have connected well with US consumers. This month, the Asheville, North Carolina-based retailers will open its 47th store, in Viera, Florida.

UK overtakes Germany as vegan NPD world leader

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New data from Mintel reveals the UK has overtaken Germany as world leader in vegan food launches. 

Need I say More?

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Holland & Barrett CEO Peter Aldis talks here with NPN’s Jim Manson about the retailer’s new flagship More store at Marble Arch and how it plans to become a £1 billion business by 2020

Brexit has dented confidence, says UK food and drink body

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Confidence among UK food and drink manufacturers has declined, driven by increased input costs, squeezed profit margins and uncertainty over Brexit terms, according to the latest survey from Britain's Food and Drink Federation (FDF).

Amazon supplements launch will “undoubtedly disrupt” category, analysts say

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Amazon has launched a small range of dietary supplements under its ‘Amazon Elements’ label.

From ‘sick care’ to ‘self-care’ – how one US pharmacy retailer is reinventing itself

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US pharmacy chain CVS Health is rolling out a radical new store design that repositions it to take advantage of a major societal shift in thinking about health.

Second Spar Natural store opens on Gran Canaria

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SPAR Mogán , a partner of Dutch multinational supermarket chain Spar, has opened a second store on Gran Canaria under its Spar Natural brand.

Whole Foods appoints new CFO in board shake-up

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Whole Foods Market has appointed Keith Manbeck as executive vice president and chief financial officer (CFO).

Food fight: Meet the Swedish organic retailer waging war on fake food

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Johannes Cullberg is a man on a mission. The Swedish ethical entrepreneur and founder of Stockholm’s iconoclastic organic store Paradiset is waging war on what he calls ‘fake food’ – and the big grocery retailers who sell it.

Publix announces 'GreenWise Market 2.0' and plans for more openings

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US supermarket chain Publix, which operates over 1200 outlets across Southeastern United States, is to open several more dedicated natural and organic stores under its Greenwise Market sub-brand. 

Whole Foods to scrap ‘millennial-bait’ 365 store concept

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Whole Foods Market is to discontinue its smaller footprint ‘365’ store model, according to US media reports. 

Whole Foods names its 5 top beauty and wellness trends

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To mark its annual Beauty Week event, Whole Foods Market’s global beauty buyers and experts have unveiled their inaugural list of top beauty and wellness trends for the year.

“Engaging authentically with customers – that’s our big opportunity”

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“Engaging authentically with our customers – that’s our big opportunity as independent retailers.” So says Food For Thought owner Alan Martin in a new video interview for Natural Products News.

The disruptor

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A prominent natural food retailer told us recently that CLF Distribution had “transformed” his business – and the wider health food trade. For CLF’s founder,...

Danone agrees to sell Stonyfield as part of WhiteWave deal

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French food multinational Danone had agreed to sell its US organic yoghurt business Stonyfield to get clearance for a proposed USD 10.4 billion acquisition of WhiteWave Foods.