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.
Our C-Store Champions discuss how healthy eating is influencing what they stock and how they are tapping into this growing audience.
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.
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.
Qwrkee, a new plant-based food & drink brand, is introducing a new pea milk to c-stores in the UK.
Flora is reformulating its portfolio of spreads with the introduction of a new plant-based recipe.
Alpen is entering the protein bar market for the first time with the launch of a two-strong Alpen Protein range.
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.
Snack brand Rhythm 108 has made its range of bars completely vegan to appeal to consumers looking for plant-based products.
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.