In this issue - Summer 2021

The changing face of retailing

A special report in which we quiz retailers about how their businesses are changing in the aftermath of a transformative 18 months.

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Happening at Organico, Ireland

Q&A with Hannah Dare

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Happening at Planet Organic, London

Peter Marsh has overseen what is one of Europe’s most progressive healthy food retailers since he became CEO in 2008. And that includes introducing nationwide delivery for all of Planet Organic’s products at the end of the pandemic’s first year, 2020.

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Happening at Grampian Health Store

Q&A with Callum Eddie, Aberdeen

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Why plant-based is rocket fuel for the industry

The plant-based dietary trend received a crucial boost when the BMJ published a study involving 2,800 frontline healthcare professionals across the UK, Europe and the US.

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Planning ahead for Organic September

Soil Association Certification and the Organic Trade Board (OTB) have again collaborated for a month-long celebration of everything organic to reach as many as possible and engage record numbers of brands and retailers.

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Escape the slump

The back end of 2021 could be your best yet, says our columnist Catherine Erdly. Here’s how to get there...

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Greener e-commerce?

Consumers want more sustainable delivery options

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Secret Shopper in Lockdown

Previously in this series, Better Retailing Magazine set the standard for secret shopping to find the great, the good or even the average health food retailers. Now New Natural Business has picked up the baton. The pandemic has changed shopping patterns for many customers so we’ve been focusing on stores with an online shop...

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The big five-o!

Essential Trading is celebrating 50 years and counting.

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Safety in numbers

It has not all been negative over the Covid months. That health food shops were allowed to stay open has been a real business-saver.

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How health stores can help the health of the nation

There is no doubt that health has been a hot topic of conversation over the last 12 months. Vitamin D status, inflammation, underlying health conditions and obesity have all been investigated and cited as risk factors in the severity of Covid infections.

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Doing fine, just not online

The pandemic and lockdown have generated a well-established return to shopping local. Most health stores have benefited. It has also brought on increased demand for online retailing.

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The importance of positioning

We all know it. Where things are positioned matters. Whether it’s stock on-shelf, messaging around a brand, or amongst the people we know, there is no escaping the fact that being in the right place at the right time is paramount.

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