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Natures Aid acquired by Thornton & Ross

Preston-based natural health specialist Natures Aid has been purchased by Thornton & Ross Ltd. Established in 1982 by Lynn Lord, David Lord and Paul Marshall, Natures Aid has become one of the leading VMS and herbal product manufacturers in the UK health food sector and has built up a substantial international business. Natures Aid’s director […]

November 22, 2016 Continue Reading
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Roots & Wings launches trio of brittles

Following a mission to create a range of the finest organic savoury flatbreads, Roots & Wings has introduced its new and improved Multiseed Brittles. Available in three flavours – Multiseed with Mixed Herbs, Multiseed with Cheddar Cheese, and Multiseed with Cheddar & Cracked Black Pepper – the new recipe flatbreads are produced in the UK […]

October 21, 2015 Continue Reading

New study finds cocoa flavanols improved heart health

A study published in the British Journal of Nutrition (BJN) has found that consuming cocoa flavanols lowers blood pressure and increases blood vessel function in healthy individuals. The research, by scientists from Germany and the UK provides novel data to indicate that the intake of cocoa flavanols reduces the risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD). […]

September 15, 2015 Continue Reading

News in Brief

Fruit Heroes has arrived in the UK from Denmark where 36 million of the fruit bars are consumed each year. With no added preservatives or sugar, the range comprises: Apple & Raspberry, Banana, Strawberry and Blackcurrant. HayMax is one of ten SMEs which has won a coveted place on The Guardian’s trade mission to Atlanta […]

February 26, 2015 Continue Reading
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Natural heroes fly to UK

Fruit bar brand Fruit Heroes has arrived in the UK from Denmark where 36 million of the bars are consumed each year. With no added preservatives or sugar and a high fibre content, the on-the-go snack bars are all-natural and provide one of your five-a-day. The range comprises four varieties: Apple & Raspberry, Banana, Strawberry […]

February 9, 2015 Continue Reading
Sweetly Stevia Leaf and Spoon

Sweet as sugar…

British brand Sweetly Stevia, which was soft launched in the UK this summer, is achieving rapid growth in the sugar substitute sector. The product is a 100% natural alternative to sugar – that the company says tastes every bit as good as sugar – extracted from organic stevia leaves using water in a method which […]

November 21, 2014 Continue Reading

Research identifies consumer expectations of natural and organic cosmetics

The results of research commissioned by NATRUE and carried out by the GfK Group were revealed earlier this month at a conference at the European Parliament in Brussels. “As the terms ‘natural’ and ‘organic’ for cosmetics remain without a regulatory definition to date, private standards exist,” explains Julie Tyrrell, director at NATRUE, so the Exploring the […]

November 19, 2014 Continue Reading

Gluten-free beauty claims on the increase

Gluten-free credentials are increasingly finding their way into the UK beauty sector, with a 22% increase in the use of the gluten-free claims in 2013 compared with the previous year, according to a blog by Mintel’s Lucy Cornford. With only 1% of launches specifically highlighting their gluten-free credentials on pack, she says that the potential […]

August 12, 2014 Continue Reading

Vitona celebrates UK launch

Danish healthcare brand Vitona has arrived in the UK, marking the occasion with a launch party held at Soho House in London on 3 June. The company, which produces organic functional foods and food state supplements, recently rebranded for the UK market and has reformulated two of its best-selling products: Oil of Life Beauty and […]

June 18, 2014 Continue Reading

DEFRA green-lights GM plant trial

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) has given the go-ahead for scientists to grow genetically-modified plants in the hope of helping protect against heart disease. Statutory consent has been granted to Rothamsted Research in Hertfordshire to carry out a small-scale field trial of GM camelina plants, modified to produce omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty […]

April 24, 2014 Continue Reading