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VegFest London 2022 Announces Full Line-up

Next weekend we see the return of the UK’s biggest indoor vegan exhibition, VegFestUK London, after an enforced three year absence.

The two day show, taking place on 12 and 13 November at Olympia Grand, will have 230 exhibitors and over 100 speakers, with a packed programme of talks, presentations, panels and demos, and an anticipated 10,000 attendees over the weekend.

VegfestUK London provides a unique blend of independent vegan businesses, campaigns, charities and organisations, as well as a myriad of individuals and influencers, representing the heart of the vegan movement that has gathered pace over the last two decades especially.

Exhibitors will showcase the latest plant-based options, new products and offer special show-only offers, whilst the jam-packed schedule provides outstanding education, inspiration and entertainment throughout the weekend.

The VegfestUK London 2022 Show Guide is out now and available to read free online before the event HERE, and free print copies will be available on entry for every visitor to the event.

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Salt of the Earth Launches New and Improved Formula

Salt of the Earth’s award-winning roll-on deodorant is now available in a new and improved formula.

The collection is designed to meet the needs of both men and women and new packs have been created by the British industrial design firm Rodd Design.

The brand new design results from consumer feedback and is a more sleek, ergonomic product that is more user-friendly for the consumer. This comes alongside a formula update with improved fragrance performance, quicker drying time and enhanced moisture levels.

This is the first time a major brand has launched a fully refillable roll-on deodorant. It is hoped that it will help consumers significantly reduce their plastic consumption and save money; using a refillable roll-on will use 65 per cent less plastic compared to a disposable roll-on. Salt of the Earth already offer refillable spray deodorants and stick deodorants.

Benefits of the new design:

  • Easy refilling – Thanks to a simple unscrew roller pack and special refill bottle that makes refilling easier and reduces the chance of spillage, up to seven refills from one 525ml bottle. There is also a five litre refill option available to retailers.
  • More ergonomic design – so that it feels and looks premium.
  • Bigger roller ball for better application – better feel and coverage during application.
  • Fully recyclable packaging and made with Post-Consumer Recycled plastic (PCR) – PCR bottles are manufactured using 100 per cent recyclable materials and contain a high content of PCR plastic.
  • New, improved deodorant formula – keeps you fresh all day long with a light, fresh fragrance that is not overpowering.

The new roll-on deodorant is also now available in two new fragrances – Sweet Strawberry and Neroli & Orange Blossom.




Tree and THS owner refutes ‘potentially damaging speculation’ around its future

Health Made Easy has issued a rebuttal to recent stories surrounding its future.

In a statement released to Health Food Business, which followed speculation about its future, the group, which owns both Tree of Life and The Health Store, as well as Higher Nature and Peppersmith, commented: “We are aware that stories are circulating about our group Health Made Easy Limited. Although we do not comment on unfounded, inaccurate and potentially damaging speculation, we take this opportunity to provide some helpful clarity on the current situation.

“The Group is the leading player in the sector with an enviable track record over many years. The Group embarked upon a project to find investors in the business to provide scope and capital for further development on the back of record performance in the year 2020/2021 of £103m sales revenue and £3m EBITDA. Brexit significantly impacted efforts to achieve this initiative.
“Recently the Group has undertaken a reorganisation of its business, which has included management, and is currently looking to realign its banking facilities to fit and support its revised strategy. The Group is facing up to the challenging circumstances of inflation impact and supply issues, as are many businesses at this time. We are working collaboratively alongside our longstanding suppliers and customers.”