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...

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”.

Planet Organic claims zero food waste ‘first’

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UK-based organic food retailer Planet Organic says its has become the country’s first chain to achieve zero edible food waste. 

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...

Aldi launches 60 new organic lines to meet ‘booming’ consumer demand

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German discounter Aldi will launch 60 new organic lines in stores across the country this year in response to what it is calling “booming” customer demand. 

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.

Australia’s Healthy Life launches into e-commerce, opens new look stores

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Australian health store chain Healthy Life this week announced its launch into e-commerce, and opened the first of its new look bricks and mortar stores in Victoria at Tooronga Shopping Centre.

Asda Opens Sustainability Store To Save 1 Million Pieces Of Plastic A Year

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Major supermarket Asda has launched a sustainability trial store as part of its new plastics reduction strategy. The retailer has vowed that customers will not...

Amazon offers ‘farm fresh’ tech at Whole Foods Stores 

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Amazon has begun selling tech products and gifts at selected branches of Whole Foods Stores. 

Australian health store operators join forces to create 180-store portfolio

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Healthy Life Group is joining forces with Australia’s largest health food store group, Go Vita in a move designed to strengthen the health food channel in Australia’s increasingly competitive retail landscape.

Life buys eight stores in southern Sweden in ‘strategically important’ deal

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Scandinavian health food chain Life has bought eight stores in southern Sweden from Skåne Everkost, one of  its own franchisees.

US supermarket giants ramp up organic private-label offers 

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US supermarket giants Albertsons and Kroger are raising the stakes in organic food retail by ramping up their private label offers in 2018.

Veritas and Ecorganic merge to form Spain’s largest organic retail operator

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Leading Spanish organic supermarket chain Veritas is merging operations with its smaller competitor Ecorganic to create a business with 72 stores and projected sales in 2019 of EUR100 million. 

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. 

UK supermarkets not doing enough to cut plastic use, says report

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Ten biggest retailers produced 900,000 tonnes of packaging and 2bn plastic bags in 2017 Supermarkets are still putting nearly 900,000 tonnes of plastic packaging on...