Cosmetics giant L’oréal has received a firm offer for The Body Shop from Brazilian manufacturer Natura Cosméticos SA. In February it was rumoured that L’oréal was considering selling The Body Shop, which it purchased in 2006 for £652.3 million. Now, the bid from Natura will be submitted to L’Oréal’s employee representative body and is subject […]
TWO recent Washington Post reports by Peter Whoriskey have raised doubts about organic standards in the US.
US natural products retailer Vitamin Shoppe has reported a fall in comparable store sales for the last quarter. But the company says that its ‘reinvention strategy’ remains on track.
A study by researchers in the US and Italy has shown that swapping animal protein in favour of plant protein can increase life expectancy.
With a staggering £154 billion being wasted on uneaten food each year in Europe and the US and about a third of all food produced being discarded, the problem of food waste is massive – both financially and environmentally. Enter the EatBy App. Developed by husband and wife Steffan and Barbara Lewis, the EatBy App […]
New to the UK comes the all-natural US water enhancer Stur Drinks, developed to encourage more water consumption and aimed at women aged 22-55 who lead an active lifestyle. The 30-serving (50ml) pocket-sized product contains natural flavours extracted from real fruit and black tea. High in vitamin C, it contains 100% of the recommended daily […]
The latest survey on the US organic industry by the Organic Trade Association (OTA) has revealed that organic sales now account for over 4% of annual food sales in America. In 2013, sales rose to $35.1 billion, up 11.5% on 2012, and this growth shows no sign of slowing, with the OTA predicting the same […]
The natural personal care market saw a growth of 10.6% globally in 2013 to reach $29.5 billion at the manufacturers’ level, according to Kline & Company’s Natural Personal Care: Global Market Brief. Growth was even seen in mature markets such as the US, which experienced a 7% growth, and Europe which saw the market grow […]