Food Focus

From the pages of Natural Products News we bring you our respected monthly food focus feature

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Raw power

Raw food has blossomed within the natural food sector in the last few years, but will it remain the preserve of the natural health food retailer? Jane Wolfe takes a look (more…)

January 28, 2015 Continue Reading
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Celebrating organic

Organic September, the Soil Association’s month-long celebration of all things organic, offers a fantastic opportunity for independents to boost takings and reach out to new customers (more…)

July 21, 2014 Continue Reading
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Born free

Gone are the days when a product simply needed to carry a ‘free-from’ label; brands now need to meet exacting standards and appeal to a much wider audience in this booming sector (more…)

May 7, 2014 Continue Reading
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Cosy cuisine

Jane Wolfe takes a look at what’s available in the way of convenient, but healthy and hearty options to keep your customers warm and satisfied on a chilly winter’s eve (more…)

January 6, 2014 Continue Reading
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Raw recruit

Growing interest in raw foodism is being matched by a raft of new raw food products. But is raw food “the new gluten-free” as some retailers say? Jim Manson has been finding out. Raw foodism is hardly new. Its origins go back as far as the 1890s, to a series of experiments carried out by […]

December 11, 2013 Continue Reading
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Good to go

Matt Chittock identifies the latest natural trends in the popular food-to-go market. In the not so distant past lunch was something that you sat down at a café to eat, or brought from home in a tupperware box. Today things are different, and consumers have a multitude of outlets from which to grab a sandwich […]

September 9, 2013 Continue Reading
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New leaf

Brands are taking consumers on a ‘tea journey’, helping them develop a taste for adventurous blends and top end teas. Sales of black teas may have been feeling the strain in recent years but the performance of the speciality tea sector has been positively zesty. According to research by Mintel green teas have become the biggest […]

August 11, 2013 Continue Reading
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Rising stars

More consumers than ever are ditching the sugary cereals in order to feast on natural breakfasts. Natural Products gets an early start to check out the market, writes Matt Chittock Breakfast may be the most important meal of the day, but could it also change the world? Alara founder Alex Smith, would like to think […]

February 18, 2013 Continue Reading
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Free-from desire

Find out how your store can set food free for health conscious customers Once upon a time health store brands were judged for the quality and provenance of the ingredients that went into each product. But today, as the UK free-from market booms, consumers are more focused about what’s being left out. According to market […]

January 19, 2013 Continue Reading
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Cold comfort

Come in from the cold and heat up in-store for a homely selection of winter treats to warm your customers’ cockles. As the temperature goes down and the thermostat goes up, it’s time to push aside the salads of our (short-lived) summer and stock something a little more warming in-store. After all – health-conscious shoppers […]

December 19, 2012 Continue Reading
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Cupboard love

A well-selected range of store cupboard ingredients will send all the right signals to your foodie customers, says Jim Manson. Take a pinch of TV chef endorsements, mix in an enthusiasm for all things baking and finally sprinkle with post-recession thriftiness. And there you have it – the perfect recipe for a thriving natural store […]

November 19, 2012 Continue Reading

Chocs away

Jim Manson identifies latest trends in the competitive natural and organic chocolate sector. Enter the words ‘chocolate’ and ‘health’ into the search field of any major newspaper website and you can practically take your pick of the health benefit that appeals to you most. Take the Daily Mail. Among hundreds of chocolate-related headlines it offers: […]

October 20, 2012 Continue Reading
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