Holland & Barrett are looking for 500 new vegan products to stock in their stores around the UK, following the surge in veganism in recent years. The retailer stocks around 800 items that are vegan, however they are looking for new snack foods, frozen products, chilled items, drinks and sports nutrition products.
Emma Cockerill, Holland & Barrett’s director of product development, said: “We’ve long been committed to a plant based lifestyle, even offering members of the Vegan Society a discount in store. With the growing amount of vegans in the UK comes the need for an expanded range of great products for them to choose from.
“We know from our suppliers that vegan foods taste better than ever and are available in many more categories than just the chiller. Which why we are open to working brands of all sizes, from full distribution to online only, or listings in our bigger H&B More stores.”
The retailer currently stocks a range of brands catering for vegans and specialising in the vegan market, ranging from vitamin supplements, snacks and other products in the health and beauty market. Back in May, the retailer announced plans to open a vegan-only store, to accommodate for the growing vegan population.
A date has not been provided for when we can expect the vegan-only store to open, however Holland & Barrett are the second high-street retailer announcing plans to open a vegan-only store, after Superdrug’s Little Vegan Pop Up in Box Park, Shoreditch.