Convenience stores could have an unprecedented opportunity to grow vape sales this month and beyond, as the 2020 Vapril campaign kicks off and specialist vape shops across the UK remain closed amid the coronavirus outbreak.
Burts Snacks has revamped its Lentil Waves snack, aiming to appeal to the growing number of consumers looking for healthier and free-from alternatives.
Consumer demand for products with an added health benefit are continuing to fuel sales at Spar Maxol Tates Avenue in Belfast, says store manager Samantha Stewart.
US officials have updated their advice on e-cig usage as the number of people visiting hospitals due to vaping-related illnesses continues to fall.
C-store retailers expect the “soaring” sales of meat-free products in January to maintain momentum well into 2020, as shoppers increasingly opt to incorporate vegan products into their everyday diets.
The total amount of sugar sold in soft drinks in the UK dropped by -29% between 2015-2018, according to new research demonstrating how public health improvements can be “consistent with successful business practices”.
Grocery chain Planet Organic is entering the online food delivery market as part of a new deal with premium London delivery service Supper.
Nisa and Costcutter retailers are set to have access to Co-op’s new vegan range, which the group claims is the “largest ever product rollout of own-brand vegan products by a supermarket”.
UK health officials are “as certain as ever that e-cigarettes are far less harmful than smoking” and have highlighted their confidence in UK regulations, as reports of vaping-related illnesses in the US and a high-profile case in the UK continue to circulate.
A mandatory ban on the sale of energy drinks to under 16s would place more pressure on retailers and add to their overall compliance burden, the Scottish Grocers Federation (SGF) claims.
Swiss wellbeing brand Ricola is adding a Soothe & Clear range to its UK portfolio in an attempt to shake up the medicated confectionery market.
US health officials are urging citizens to “consider refraining” from using vaping devices, as the country steps up its investigations into the current outbreak of lung injury which has now claimed the lives of 33 people and sickened almost 1,500.
The government should introduce standardised packaging for sugary foods and extend the Soft Drinks Industry Levy to milk-based drinks with added sugar in a bid to cut childhood obesity, England’s chief medical officer has recommended.
The introduction of Minimum Unit Pricing (MUP) in Scotland has led to a fall in the amount of alcohol purchased by households, a new study published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) suggests.
UK health professionals continue to advocate the use of legal vaping devices as quit-smoking aids, despite Walmart moving to end e-cigarette sales in the US amid a deepening health scare which is being linked to vaping.
British American Tobacco (BAT) is planning to cut around 2,300 jobs globally as it seeks to invest in new and growing categories, including vaping, heated tobacco and oral tobacco.
The UK’s vaping industry has hit back at widespread reports in the national press this week that electronic cigarettes (e-cig) could have a harmful impact on heart health.
The Scottish government has confirmed it will move ahead with plans to restrict displays of high fat, salt and sugar (HFSS) products at checkouts and crack down on promotions next year.
Soreen has released new research that shows parents are urging brands to adopt clear nutritional labelling on products to help them make healthy lunchtime choices.
Orders of vegan takeaways have soared by nearly 400% over the last two years, according to research from the British Takeaway Campaign.
The small store supply chain still needs to do much more to better control levels of the dangerous campylobacter bacteria present on fresh whole chicken sold through small convenience stores and butchers, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) has warned.
Health campaigners are calling on the UK government to introduce a new calorie levy on processed foods.
The government has confirmed plans to end the sale of energy drinks to children under the age of 16, in one of the final announcements under outgoing prime minister Theresa May.
Convenience retailers have a growing opportunity to profit from the sale of plant-based milk alternatives, which are becoming increasingly popular with British shoppers, new research from Mintel has revealed.
Marketed as a world-first, My Foodie is launching its range of potato-based organic drinks in the UK.
Vaping remains uncommon among young people and is not acting as a gateway to youth smoking, new YouGov research commissioned by Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) suggests.
Mint, menthol and other non-tobacco flavoured vaping products are more effective than tobacco flavours at helping adult smokers to quit combustible cigarettes, research commissioned by vaping brand Juul has shown.
Pregnant smokers should be encouraged to use vaping devices to help them quit tobacco, the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) has recommended.
British brand The Meatless Farm Co is expanding in the UK by launching its mince and two-pack burger patties into 252 Co-op stores.