Holland & Barrett aims to list 500 new lines this Christmas.

Following up last year's call for new products, it is calling for health and speciality food suppliers to "bombard" it with new festive products and plans to hold a 'Christmas Spectacular' buying event next month.

"No supplier is too big or small, we have over 800 Holland & Barrett and Julian Graves stores in the UK and Ireland and there is potential for all types of product," said group director of marketing Phil Geary. "The team is tasked to list as many new products as possible over coming months and we pledge full in-store support to enhance success."

He added: "We also pack our own lines of fruits, nuts, seeds and snacks and would like to encourage bulk suppliers of these goods, without a finished product, to come along and talk to us about what produce they have to offer."