TheVeganKind online supermarket secures £3.5M investment

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UK online vegan supermarket and subscription delivery box service TheVeganKind (TVK) has raised £3.5 million in Series A funding from Literacy Capital Plc. Co-founders Scott...

Watch again: Natural Products Meets independent retailers

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In a continuation of Natural Products Meets, Carol Dunning hosted a panel of store owners on 19 March to discuss retailing during and beyond...

Shareholder pressure pushes Tesco towards health targets

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‘Rising investor concerns’ over the health impacts of companies such as Tesco had led the supermarket giant to announce aims to increase its proportion...
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#NotInMySupermarket, declares the Co-op

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Responding to a joint letter organized by Beyond GM and Slow Food in the UK, the Co-op has become the first supermarket to declare...

A ‘vote of confidence’ for Fairtrade

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As the Fairtrade Foundation marks its annual Fairtrade Fortnight campaign (22 February to 7 March) the charity reveals that a boom in consumer demand...

Time to ‘demonstrate leadership’ on GMOs, supermarkets told

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Supermarket CEOs have been told it’s time to ‘demonstrate leadership’ by a group of experts campaigning for retailers to stop stocking foods produced from...

Brits make it the biggest Veganuary yet and demand for low & no alcohol...

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Brits have made this Veganuary the biggest ever with demand for plant-based foods up by more than a third on the previous year’s event,...

Wasting Food Feeds Climate Change – Food Waste Action Week to break the cycle

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WRAP, the UK’s leading sustainability charity, today announces names of the first strategic partner organisations committed to the inaugural Food Waste Action Week. Food Waste Action...

Beauty Kitchen teams with Unilever for Asda Refill Stations

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Asda’s Middleton supermarket in Leeds has been relaunched as a pioneering flagship sustainability store featuring a Refill Zone supported by Beauty Kitchen and Unilever. Unilever...

Irish health stores launch crowdfunded national TV and radio campaign

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Health Stores Ireland is running a national TV and radio advertising campaign with the core message ‘health food stores are at the heart of your community’.

Back to Better: January opening for HISBE’s Covid-delayed second store

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Brighton (UK)-based ‘rebel supermarket’ HISBE says it will now open its second store early next year.

Inside Story: Independent food retail during Covid

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In lockdown small, independent food stores no longer seemed like ‘nice little examples of how different food shopping could be’, but a vital community asset of which there simply wasn’t enough to go around, writes Danni Rochman.

Planet Organic shutters two ANI stores as part of integration strategy

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Following its buyout of the organic and natural food chain As Nature Intended (ANI) in March 2020, Planet Organic has announced the closure of two out of the seven ANI London-based stores.

Instore farming: Swegreen and ICA partner on ‘hyperlocal’ veg scheme

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Stockholm-based ‘urban farming’ start-up Swegreen has signed an agreement with Swedish supermarket chain ICA Focus to grow and harvest vegetables at its Gothenburg store. 

‘Ghost restaurants’ likely to be continuing legacy of Covid pandemic

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New research from Mintel predicts that the ‘off-premises’ food service model will continue to play an important role in the future.