Independent Retailers Lounge

This section covers stall layout expertise, marketing vegan products to customers, and how to access the growing vegan market. Ideal for natural health retailers and health professionals especially.



11:00am - 11:45am

Palm oil - is this a vegan issue?

Olivia Haddock, Blake Roberts

Given the ethical issues underlying the use of palm oil, should vegans concern themselves plant-based products that contain palm oil?[…]

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Olivia Haddock

Blake Roberts

12:00pm - 12:45pm

Making the most of Veganuary

Steff Parker, Nicola Yates, Jenny Kenyon, Simon Winch

Discover how to capitalise on the month of Veganuary and maximise sales to a new wave of vegan-hungry consumers looking[…]

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Steff Parker

Nicola Yates

Jenny Kenyon

Simon Winch

1:00pm - 1:45pm

How cruelty free is your vegan chocolate?

Julian Lucas, Lyndon Hulme

Is your vegan chocolate cruelty-free in its manufacturing process? For example, does it involve the use of slave labour in developing countries?[…]

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Julian Lucas

Lyndon Hulme

2:00pm - 2:45pm

Top priorities for vegan shoppers

Mike Abrahams, Val Schmidt, Anderson Caicedo, Jon Luke Aron

What are vegan shoppers looking for in their produce? Above all, what are their priorities in choosing their vegan products?[…]

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Mike Abrahams

Val Schmidt

Anderson Caicedo

Jon Luke Aron

3:00pm - 3:45pm

Vegan Food Trends - What's Hot?

Jasper Beese, Jennifer Pardoe, Henry Firth

What are the hottest vegan foot products on the market right now and how to identify them? Join a panel of[…]

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Jasper Beese

Jennifer Pardoe

Henry Firth

4:00pm - 4:45pm

Alcohol - What's vegan, whats not, and how to tell

Andy Skene, Alex Parker

How to tell apart vegan alcohol from non-vegan ones? This panel will be of help to owners of pubs, bars and[…]

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Andy Skene

Alex Parker

5:00pm - 5:45pm

Vegan Ready Meals

Mike Hill, Sally Carson, Jon Luke Aron

This panel discusses a selection of vegan ready meals available on the market, from pizzas to chilled pies and other[…]

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Mike Hill

Sally Carson

Jon Luke Aron