Fucibo Co has launched 21 Bites, a new online portal selling insect-based products, claimed to be the first of its type in Europe.
Three single-ingredient teas have been launched by Natur Boutique in a bid to introduce new flavours from across Asia.
In the largest ever field study investigating the impact of neonicotinoids on bees, researchers found that exposure resulted in a 24% decline in numbers.
The organic market in Europe continues to maintain double digit growth according to data from Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) and the Agricultural Market Information Company (AMI) that was released at last week’s Biofach exhibition.
German nutrition company Shrewd Foods has introduced its range of freeze-dried Shameless Smoothies to the UK market.
Household cleaning products and certain categories of personal care products will escape the UK’s ban on microbeads, environment campaigners have warned.
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 […]
Organic start-up Yuyo has brought the national beverage of Brazil to the UK market with its innovative range of certified organic yerba mate.
92% of UK shoppers think food companies should ensure food production is fair and sustainable, with 85% believing Government should be responsible for this.
A new market report from Grand View Research has predicted an increase in the value of the European fish oil market on account of increased aquaculture activities in the UK and Norway. The report from the US-based company says the rise is partly due to the European Commission’s Common Fisheries Policy Reform and Strategic Guidelines, […]
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 […]
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). […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Whole Foods Market saw sales from its UK operation soar by 28.6% to £81.5 million in 2013, reports The Guardian But figures just filed with Companies House show that the retailer’s losses were up too, rising 12.6% to £14.2 million. Analysts put this down to increased head office costs arising from recent store openings in […]
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 […]
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 […]