Health & well-being

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GroceryAid sees rise in need for its support services


The charity spent £5m delivering emotional, practical and financial support to colleagues in need over the past year.

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HFSS regulations will hit one in five convenience purchases


Proposed restrictions on high fat, salt and sugar (HFSS) products could impact one in every five purchases in convenience stores. 


More time needed for retailers to make HFSS changes


The planned HFSS restrictions have been delayed to October 2022 however that is still not enough time, insists ACS.

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HFSS advertising ban details revealed by government


Details of advertising restriction on HFSS products have been unveiled but no information given on store restrictions.

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Tap the £240m market for functional wellness drinks

2021-05-11T08:13:00+01:00This content is provided by Britvic

The energy drink market is changing amid the Covid-19 pandemic and shifting attitudes to health.

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Low2No Alcohol - The Untapped Opportunity: The Convenience Mix Podcast

2021-04-20T07:13:00+01:00By Convenience Store

Episode three of The Convenience Mix Podcast sees our experts take a deep dive into the growing low and no alcohol category and examine how far it can grow.


What support is available to you and your staff?


GroceryAid offers a variety of support lines to help retailers and their staff. 

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How Covid-19 has affected shopper behaviour – and what it means for your business

2021-02-22T08:47:00+00:00This content is provided by Unilever Partners for Growth

Unilever’s Partners for Growth team asks category director Kat Simpson to analyse what impact the pandemic has had on shopper behaviour and how convenience retailers should respond

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Who should you speak to about your mental health?


Retailers have been working hard to serve their communities, it’s time they took care of themselves.

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LoSalt raises £40,000 for the Stroke Association


LoSalt has raised £40,000 for the Stroke Association via an on-pack promotion, donating 20p for every tub of product sold between July and October. 


Pressure mounts on government to prioritise retail workers for Covid-19 vaccine


The government has offered to consider retail workers as a priority for the Covid-19 vaccine which is being rolled out across the country however the retail industry continues to demand guarantees.


Retailers share their concerns over lack of Covid-19 vaccine prioritisation


The convenience channel wants food retailers to be vaccinated sooner.

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Weetabix starts 2021 with new healthy eating campaign


The £2m healthy eating campaign is expected to be seen by 70% of the UK’s population.


Food placement restrictions to hit one in five convenience stores


Warning issued over impact of food placement restrictions on convenience stores.


11 things you need to know about vegan, plant-based and free from


All the facts to help you grow your healthier living product lines.


Diageo places health warning on key brands


Diageo brands Smirnoff, Gordon’s Gin, Baileys and Captain Morgan will be its first to provide UK consumers with a voluntary health warning on pack.

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Gusto launches soft drinks range with added vitamin D & C


Soft drinks brand Gusto is launching two new functional drinks: Super DC Blood Orange and Super DC Blackcurrant & Elderberry.


Co-op launches night shift worker campaign


The Co-op has launched a new report to highlight night shift workers whose mental and physical health may be at risk.

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Healthy snacking: everything you need to know about managing the category

2020-10-21T13:56:00+01:00This content is provided by KIND Snacks

The global health crisis has only accelerated the desire of consumers to eat more healthily. Here’s some management advice from KIND Snacks to ensure you capitalise on the booming healthy snacking category

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A.F. Blakemore acquires online Vegan Store


Spar wholesaler A.F. Blakemore has acquired online wholesaler and retailer Vegan Store.

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Industry pledges to play part in healthy eating plan


The retail industry has pledged to do its part to improve healthy eating amongst children.

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Coronavirus: ‘I haven’t had a break in 17 weeks’ says Londis retailer


Atul Sodha of Londis Harefield details how he’s been surviving during the coronavirus


Buxton to launch plant water range


Buxton Natural Mineral Water has launched PLANT+WATER by Buxton - a plant polyphenol infused water range. 


Obesity strategy will make it harder for convenience stores


The government’s plan to cut obesity has finally been revealed but what impact will it have on convenience stores?

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Healthy eating debate tough to digest for independent retailers


The government’s focus on promotion and siting of foods is certainly a noble cause but the knock-on effect for retailers is far from healthy.

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Guide: how bread meets the growing demand for variety in easy everyday health

2020-07-10T15:05:00+01:00This content is provided by Kingsmill

At a time when 9 in 10 shoppers claim to be taking action to be healthier, finding ways to offer a range of products that give people easy and affordable healthy options is a must

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Fruit-flavoured Aquafresh available to convenience trade


GSK brand Aquafresh is rolling out fruit-flavoured toothpastes for children and adults to all retailers this month.


Spar in Scotland supports healthy living with action week


Spar in Scotland is running a Healthy Living Week, supported by SGF Healthy Living Programme.


Tropicana Energise juice has benefit of fighting tiredness


Tropicana has introduced a new Energise flavour to its Essentials line-up, designed to combine juice with health and wellness benefits.

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C-stores urged to make the most of “VApril” e-cig opportunity

2020-04-02T15:14:00+01:00By Gaelle Walker

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.