INTERSPAR sets the pace in Austria for organic refill options

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INTERSPAR is the first major food retailer in Austria to offer filling stations for unpackaged and loose organic food products, such as cereals, nuts, and pulses as well as pasta, rice, and dried fruit. A large selection of these products is part of the SPAR Natur*pur range, the largest organic brand in Austria. Products sourced from local suppliers complement the range.

Holland & Barrett’s new format Chelmsford store combines latest retail ideas – and a...

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Ahead of reopening to the public today, Holland & Barrett (H&B) CEO Tony Buffin took Rosie Greenaway on a whistle-stop virtual tour of the retailer’s newly-refurbished Chelmsford store.

Trader Joe’s pulled up over ‘racist’ product labelling

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US natural foods retailer Trader Joe’s has been pulled up by anti-racism campaigners over labelling of its own-label international food lines. 

Click It Local: The UK start-up taking the high street online

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Online shopping is here to stay. But what’s out there for consumers who want to support local businesses rather than Internet giants? UK start-up Click It Local thinks it has the answer.

Plant-based meat sales rose 23% when sold in the meat aisle

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A study by US trade group the Plant Based Foods Association in partnership with Kroger, found that plant-based meat sales increased by 23% when products were ranged in the meat department.

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.

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.

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. 

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. 

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”.

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”.

Business not as usual: Britain’s natural products trade in the lockdown

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The lockdown has dramatically changed the retail landscape and placed Britain's natural products retailers on the front line of a national effort to keep the country nourished, healthy and protected during the coronavirus crisis.