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Vaping-related illness continues to fall in US as official advice updated

2020-01-22T10:36:00+00:00By

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.

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Store owners expect soaring meat-free sales to continue

2020-01-21T11:17:00+00:00By

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.

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Amount of sugar sold in soft drinks drops by -29%, study reveals

2020-01-13T13:21:00+00:00By

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”.

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Grocery chain Planet Organic enters London's online food delivery market

2020-01-07T10:52:00+00:00By

Grocery chain Planet Organic is entering the online food delivery market as part of a new deal with premium London delivery service Supper.

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Co-op’s “largest ever” vegan range available to Nisa and Costcutter stores

2020-01-02T11:00:00+00:00

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”.

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UK health officials maintain vaping advice in “tightly regulated” market

2019-11-20T10:57:00+00:00By

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.

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Scottish stores "would be burdened" by under 16s energy drinks ban

2019-10-30T14:52:00+00:00By

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.

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Ricola launches Soothe & Clear range into UK retailers

2019-10-25T12:00:00+01:00

Swiss wellbeing brand Ricola is adding a Soothe & Clear range to its UK portfolio in an attempt to shake up the medicated confectionery market.

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US health officials urge caution on vaping as health probe continues

2019-10-23T10:11:00+01:00By

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.

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Extend soft drinks levy and enforce plain packaging for sugary foods, says chief medic

2019-10-10T11:00:00+01:00By

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.

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Scottish alcohol consumption falls following Minimum Unit Pricing

2019-09-26T10:28:00+01:00By

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.

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UK maintains advice on vaping as Walmart ceases US e-cig sales

2019-09-24T09:00:00+01:00By

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. 

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BAT demonstrates heightened focus on vaping

2019-09-19T02:56:00+01:00By

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.

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Vape industry responds to “sensationalist” reports of e-cigarette harm

2019-09-13T08:29:00+01:00By

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.

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Scotland confirms plans to restrict in-store promotions of HFSS products

2019-09-04T10:18:00+01:00By

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.

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Parents want clearer labelling on lunchbox products, research suggests

2019-09-02T10:41:00+01:00

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.

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Orders of vegan takeaways up by nearly 400% in two years

2019-08-28T10:51:00+01:00By

Orders of vegan takeaways have soared by nearly 400% over the last two years, according to research from the British Takeaway Campaign.

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Small store supply chain “must do more” to cut dangerous chicken bacteria

2019-08-15T12:38:00+01:00By

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.

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Health campaigners call for calorie levy on processed foods

2019-08-07T10:22:00+01:00By Christian Fuller

Health campaigners are calling on the UK government to introduce a new calorie levy on processed foods.

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Government confirms plans to end sale of energy drinks to under-16s

2019-07-23T10:37:00+01:00By Christian Fuller

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.

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High demand for plant-based milk products, research highlights

2019-07-19T08:27:00+01:00By

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.

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My Foodie claims world-first with potato-based drinks

2019-07-01T15:59:00+01:00

Marketed as a world-first, My Foodie is launching its range of potato-based organic drinks in the UK.

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Youth vaping rate remains low, new YouGov research reveals

2019-06-19T11:27:00+01:00By

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.

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Flavoured vape products linked to higher tobacco quit rates

2019-06-17T14:24:00+01:00By

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.

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Pregnant smokers should be encouraged to vape, midwives say

2019-06-05T12:18:00+01:00By

Pregnant smokers should be encouraged to use vaping devices to help them quit tobacco, the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) has recommended.

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Meatless mince and burgers gain Co-op listings

2019-06-03T13:57:00+01:00

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.

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C-Store Champions: Be healthy and wealthy

2019-05-03T11:39:00+01:00

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

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Government mulls responses to in-store HFSS restrictions plan

2019-04-08T10:46:00+01:00By

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

2019-04-02T12:04:00+01:00By

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

2019-03-18T16:38:00+00:00

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