Save the dates for this year’s Wednesday Webinar events! 

You can now save the dates for our popular Webinar Wednesday events through to December 2024.  Here is the programme for remainder of the year. Check out our website ( and social media for more details on individual sessions closer to the dates.  June 26th – Shop Talk/Take on Goliath – How to promote products […]

Wild Oats celebrates Independent Retailer of the Year win

Long-term Health Stores UK member Wild Oats has been celebrating winning Independent Retailer of the year at this year’s Natural and Organic Innovation Awards 2024, part of the NOPEX event. It’s the second time the Bristol-based store has won the prestigious award.  Unable to make the awards ceremony on the night, the Wild Oats team have this […]

Remembering our colleague and friend Ruth Noah – 1971-2024

We were deeply saddened to learn that our colleague and friend, and former Committee member, Ruth Noah, has passed away. We extend our condolences to Ruth’s family, and our thoughts are with them.  A much-loved and well-known member of the health food retailing community, Ruth took the helm at Noah’s Health Food Store in Wallington […]

Health Stores UK unveils General Election Checklist   

Health Stores UK has created a pledge card-style General Election Checklist to highlight the vital role that health stores can play in improving the health of the nation. The ten-point Checklist summarises public health and business support priorities for the next Government as Health Store UK members see them.  Unveiling the Checklist this week, Health Stores […]

Tell us why YOU are a passionate member of Health Stores UK

This month we are launching a new series of videos aimed at encouraging more retailers to join Health Stores UK. With more members we can increase our impact in the industry and among policymakers. Additional income means that we can do even more to provide a strong, collective voice for independent natural products retailers. The […]

EU and UK elections could spark fresh debate on supplements regulation

Upcoming elections in Europe and the UK could spark fresh debate and policy activity around regulation of food supplements and herbal products, the director general of the HFMA has suggested in an interview with Natural Newdesk.  Martin Last says that many of issues that had previously preoccupied the supplements industry in the UK and across Europe […]

Top tips on maximising the men’s health category 

Are you looking to build on your knowledge about advising on men’s health issues? Would you value some top tips on how to maximise the men’s health category? If these are questions you’ve ever found yourself asking, you’ll want to tune in to the next in our series of our online Shop Talk discussions. Presented […]

Target Publishing donates £2,200 to Health Stores UK

We were delighted earlier this month to receive a generous donation of £2,200 from Target Publishing to support our work championing the cause of independent health food retailing.  The donation follows another successful edition of the NHT Summit in Manchester last month. The event returns in the Autumn for a second year in Bristol (29 […]