Publix opens third Greenwise concept store

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US supermarket operator Publix has opened the third of its standalone Greenwise concept stores, in Mountain Brook, Alabama.

Vitamin Shoppe concept store ‘demystifies’ health and wellness shopping experience

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US natural products retailer The Vitamin Shoppe this week unveiled a new store concept at its Edgewater outlet, which it says “brings a new vision to wellness retail” by combining latest technology-drive innovations and personalised nutrition opportunities.  

Range matters most for 60% shoppers – and health stores do it best

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Range is the main reason for store choice for 60% of European shoppers, according to new research from IRI. The good news for the natural products sector is that specialist health and organic stores are rated best of all on offering depth of range.   

Organic disruptor Thrive Market has Middle America in its sights 

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Los Angeles-headquartered e-commerce business Thrive Market is setting the pace for online discounters in the organic and natural space.

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. 

Happy to be here: Finnish eco chain opens Stockholm concept store

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Finland's largest eco-chain Ruohonjuuri (grassroots) has opened a concept store in Stockholm, Sweden under the name Happy Food Store.

Customers report ‘deterioration’ in Whole Foods produce and ‘depressing’ shopping experience

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US news website Business Insider says that Whole Foods Market customers have told the site that there has been a significant deterioration in the quality of fresh produce in-store, since Amazon’s takeover of the business in the summer.

Amazon set to buy Whole Foods Market for $13.7bn

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Amazon, the world’s biggest online retailer, is buying Whole Foods Market in a deal valued at approximately $13.7bn, including Whole Foods Market’s net debt.

Greens suddenly become very trendy thanks to lockdown and the vegan revolution

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They’ve been famously despised by kids down the ages but greens have finally shaken off their loathsome image thanks to lockdown and the vegan...

Keep natural products stores open, NPA urges US Governors

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The Natural Products Association (NPA) urging Governors of all 50 US states to deem health food stores selling nutritional supplements “essential businesses”.

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.

Whole Foods names its 5 top beauty and wellness trends

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To mark its annual Beauty Week event, Whole Foods Market’s global beauty buyers and experts have unveiled their inaugural list of top beauty and wellness trends for the year.

Amazon launches free 2-hour Whole Foods delivery service 

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Amazon and Whole Foods Market has launched a free two-hour delivery of natural and organic products from Whole Foods Market through its Prime Now membership scheme, with plans to expand across the US in 2018. 

Sweden’s organic market stalls as shoppers choose other ethical labels

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After years of strong growth, sales of organic food and drink in Sweden’s major grocery retail channel stalled in 2019. That’s one of the key findings of a new report by the specialist organic consultancy EkoWeb. 

Planet Organic announces takeover of As Nature Intended

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Trailbazing UK health and wellbeing retailer Planet Organic has acquired As Nature Intended, the chain of seven London-based organic and natural food stores.