Health & well-being

My Foodie Swedish Drinks

My Foodie claims world-first with potato-based drinks


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


Youth vaping rate remains low, new YouGov research reveals


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


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


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


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


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.

Qwrkee Pea Milk

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.

Flora Plant-Based Range

Flora relaunched with 100% plant-based recipe


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

Alpen Protein Bars

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. 

Rhythm 108 Vegan Range

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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C-Store Champions: 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

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.