Health & well-being

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C-Store Champions: Be healthy and wealthy


Our C-Store Champions discuss how healthy eating is influencing what they stock and how they are tapping into this growing audience.


Government mulls responses to in-store HFSS restrictions plan


The government is analysing the feedback gleaned from its consultation on restricting the promotion and placement of food and drinks that are high in fat, salt and sugar (HFSS) in English stores.

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Most adults eye more veg as healthy eating trend gathers pace


More than 50% of UK adults intend to eat more vegetables over the next 12 months as the trend towards healthy eating gathers pace, according to new research.

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Plant-based pea drink comes to the UK


Qwrkee, a new plant-based food & drink brand, is introducing a new pea milk to c-stores in the UK.

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Flora relaunched with 100% plant-based recipe


Flora is reformulating its portfolio of spreads with the introduction of a new plant-based recipe.

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Alpen moves into protein bar category


Alpen is entering the protein bar market for the first time with the launch of a two-strong Alpen Protein range.

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UK bottled water sales top four billion litres, report says


Last year’s hot summer boosted bottled water consumption in the UK by more than 7% to 4,267 million litres, according to a new report from food and drink consultant Zenith Global. 

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Rhythm 108 snack bar range goes 100% vegan


Snack brand Rhythm 108 has made its range of bars completely vegan to appeal to consumers looking for plant-based products.

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Co-op targets ethical shoppers with new app partnership


The Co-operative Group has joined an ethical living app called CoGo which links shoppers to local stores that are aligned with their values, on the back of the consumer trend towards more ethical living.

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Cracking the healthy market


Healthy snacking is way more than a new year’s resolution, it’s becoming a way of life, and retailers should not overlook its potential.

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Healthy diets and plastic fear drive new shopper behaviour


Plastic pollution, healthy eating, responsible retailing and social media are among the key drivers of change that retailers are going to have to get to grips with in order to please the modern shopper, HIM suggests

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Shoppers would back new taxes on unhealthy foods, poll reveals


Six in ten Brits would support new taxes on unhealthy food and drinks as a way of motivating them to lead healthier lifestyles, new research from Mintel reveals.

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KP Snacks invests £2m in healthy snacking line-up


KP Snacks is reaffirming its commitment to under 100 calorie products by launching two new campaigns for 2019.

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Rolling with the punches


Our C-Store Champions have seen their share of challenges in 2018, but their tenacity and ability to adapt have kept them on track.

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Low calorie trio packs from The Protein Ball Co.


The Protein Ball Co. has launched a range of trio packs, for shoppers who want a healthy, under-100 calorie snack.

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Aryzta taps into free-from trend with vegan savouries


Aryzta Food Solutions is tapping into demand for free-from alternatives with a new range of vegan savouries.


Soft drinks levy raises £153.8m since April, HMRC reveals


The soft drinks levy has raised £153.8m in tax since its introduction in April, according to new government statistics.

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Supermarkets failing to enforce voluntary energy drinks ban


The UK’s big four supermarkets are still selling high-caffeine energy drinks to children, despite having signed up to a voluntary ban on sales to under 16s earlier this year.

Special K Protein Cereals

New protein cereals and variety pack for Special K


Special K is aiming to help retailers reach health-conscious shoppers with the launch of a new variety pack and protein cereals.

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Over half of consumers eat vegetarian or meat-free foods


A majority (56%) of UK adult consumers ate vegetarian or meat-free foods in the last six months to July 2018, an increase from the 50% who had eaten these foods in the six months to March 2017, new Mintel research suggests.


Healthier range, happier shoppers

2018-10-26T11:33:00+01:00By HIM think tank

Understanding the core differences between the average shopper and the healthy snacking shopper is essential, writes HIM’s Zoe Jag-Nathan.

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Birds Eye targets health conscious with new waffles


Birds Eye has expanded its waffle range with the launch of its new vegan and gluten-free sweet potato waffles.

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Price still a barrier to healthy snacking purchasing, HIM says


The majority of shoppers are consuming more healthy than unhealthy snacks but price continues to be a barrier to purchase, according to research from HIM.


A 'nanny state' c-store

2018-08-20T16:24:00+01:00By Nikki Cutler

As new figures reveal record highs in childhood obesity and the government questions whether to roll out more red tape around unhealthy products, retailers are questioning whether they are doing enough to promote healthy eating to children.

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Quaker range relaunched with reduced sugar


PepsiCo is reformulating and relaunching its Quaker brand with 175,000 kg less sugar and new pack designs.

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Health-boosting kefir drinks enter on-the-go market


The Collective has extended its range of kefir cultured milk drinks into 220ml single serve bottles.

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Back to school: Hungry for healthy


As pressure grows for consumers to improve their children’s diets, parents are actively seeking out lunchbox snacks that are high in nutrients and low in sugar

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Overnight trade drives growth in foodservice market


The number of times people in Britain visited food or beverage outlets between midnight and 7am rose to 257 million for the year ending May 2018, according to new figures from global information company The NPD Group.

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Make it fit and healthy


The spotlight on sugar and caffeine in soft drinks means retailers need to ensure their sports and energy range reflects shopper demand

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Kallo rolls out new health-focused rice cakes


Kallo is launching new Ancient Grains and Apple & Cinnamon rice cakes to meet growing demand for healthy and convenient products.