Naturally Good Expo set to welcome thousands of natural and organic professionals to Sydney

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Thousands of retailers, distributors, importers/exporters and brand owners are due to converge on Sydney, Australia, this weekend (4-5 June 2017) for Naturally Good Expo – the biggest trade show in the Southern Hemisphere for the natural and organic 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.

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.

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.

Australian organic market on course to hit AU$ 2 billion in 2018

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Australia’s organic products market is set to reach AU$ 2 billion (US$ 1.5 billion) in 2018, based on its current growth trajectory.

UK industry must agree clear post-Brexit goals

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The UK natural health sector must adopt a unified perspective and agree clear objectives to present to government officials in order to secure the best outcome for industry and consumers in a post-Brexit future.

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.

Sprouts shares surge amid Albertsons ‘merger’ reports

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Shares of US natural food retailer Sprouts Farmers Market spiked to a four-month high last month after media reports suggested it was in “preliminary merger talks” with supermarket giant Albertsons.

Brexit fears dampen business optimism among UK health food retailers

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UK health food retailers saw average customer spend and footfall rise in 2016 but fears over rates and rents and the impact of Brexit have dampened business optimism for some.

Natural & Organic Awards Europe 2017 winners named

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The winners of the Natural and Organic Awards Europe 2017 were announced yesterday (Monday 3 April) at Natural & Organic Products Europe trade show in London.

Natural & Organic Awards Europe 2017 winners named

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The winners of the Natural and Organic Awards Europe 2017 were announced yesterday (Monday 3 April) at Natural & Organic Products Europe trade show in London.

First Bio c’Bon organic supermarket opens in Tokyo

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Bio c’Bon Japon has opened its first Bio c’Bon branded organic supermarket in Tokyo. The joint venture company was formed in 2016 and is a partnership between Japanese retail operator Aeon and French retail investor Marne & Finance Europe (operator of the Paris-headquartered Bio c’Bon organic supermarket chain).

India’s IOrderFresh gets cash injection from Singapore Angel Network

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Indian organic and deli food startup IOrderFresh has received an undisclosed amount of funding from the Singapore Angel Network (SGAN), the investment arm of the Thakral Group of Companies.

43% of Britons have tried herbal remedies

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A recent survey of 2,000 people by Opinion Health on behalf of UK-based herbal tea and supplements specialist Pukka Herbs has found that 43% have tried alternative medicine/herbal remedies.

Organic Monitor relaunches as Ecovia Intelligence

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Specialist marketing intelligence business Organic Monitor is being relaunched this month as Ecovia Intelligence.