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Holland & Barrett revenues rise 7.1% to top £700m

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Leading European health food retailer Holland & Barrett saw group revenues rise 7.1% to reach £ £702.5 million, for the year ending 30 September 2018.

Waitrose trials B-Corp aisle online

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A group of B Corp businesses have collaborated with UK supermarket chain Waitrose to create an aisle consisting solely of B Corp-certified products on its online store.

7,965 organic professionals mobilise for Natexpo’s Lyon show

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7,965 organic professionals gathered in Lyon this week for the 2020 edition of Natexpo, France’s leading trade show for the sector. 

UAE businesswoman’s Organic Oasis in the desert

Michael Wale meets Sheikha Muhairy, the 26-year-old owner of an organic farm in the desert on the edge in Dubai which supplies the Spinneys supermarket chain as part of a unique retailer-farm partnership scheme.

Retail ‘channel-shifting’ – what does it mean for organics?

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Retail ‘channel shifting’ has been a striking feature of the global organic landscape in recent years, with major retailers taking a much bigger share of organic sales in parts of Europe and North America. 

‘Too Good to Waste’ initiative rolled out by H&B

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After a successful trial Holland & Barrett (H&B) has announced a plan to roll out its new Too Good to Waste initiative nationwide in...

8 food trends that will shape the future of organic 

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Do you know your micro-trends from your anti-trends, your mega-trends from your phenomena? You’ll need to if you’re serious about understanding the forces that will shape the future of the organic market. 

Whole Foods to close its UK outlier stores

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Whole Foods Market is planning to close two of its nine UK stores. The US-based retailer, recently bought by online giant Amazon, says it is looking closing its Giffnock and Cheltenham stores, although a final decision will only be made after consultation period is concluded. 

Health food stores to stay open during COVID-19 crisis, Number 10 confirms

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Health food stores and natural food stores will be permitted to stay open during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, under strict new controls on retail businesses announced today by the UK Government. 

Organic Trade Association plans robust, innovative organic global promotion for 2021

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Organic farmers and businesses are invited to participate in association’s international activities Whether it’s on a zoom screen in Wisconsin or in an exhibit booth...

Will the $3 Brandless model be a natural products disruptor? 

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Last month a bold new US retail player – Brandless, where everything sells for $3 – exploded onto the online scene. Already, natural products industry insiders are asking if it could prove to be a category disruptor. 

Indian Government agency strikes organic deal with online giants

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The Indian government has signed deals with online retailer giants Amazon India and Grofers to enable smaller farmers and producers to make organic food available on the popular platforms at “cheaper” prices

Natural & Organic Products Europe appoints USA sales agent

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US brand-owner and natural products marketer Mary Beth Allen has been appointed as USA sales agent for Natural & Organic Products Europe (19-20 April...

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.

Kroger Sets Aside US$2.5M To Back Upcycled Food Waste Startups

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American retail giant Kroger has pledged to support innovative startups developing upcycled food products and solutions. Through its charity arm Zero Hunger Zero Waste...