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Matt Chittock

Freelance Journalist

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  • guest-blogs
    Beauty beyond the High Street

    May 29, 2014 Guest Comment, Natural Beauty, Opinion

    Ask the people behind most fledging natural brands where they want to be in five years’ time and they’ll usually mention the name of two well-known retailers. And who can blame them? On paper, supplying the big names sounds like an amazing move that generates serious sales while exposing mainstream customers to ethical natural and […]

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    Go figure…

    April 28, 2014 Guest Comment, Natural Beauty, Opinion

    After a few years of what economists might euphemistically call ‘negative growth’, the organic market is back on the march as Osborne’s ‘green shoots of recovery’ start to come out for Spring. Talk at Natural & Organic Products Europe was focused around the 2.8% growth achieved in the organic sector in the UK, according to […]

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    Setting skin free

    February 18, 2014 Guest Comment, Natural Beauty, Opinion

    The free-from food category has been a soar-away success for independent retailers – and now there’s every chance the sector’s sparkle might be rubbing off on the skincare market too.

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    MI: still a sensitive issue

    January 9, 2014 Guest Comment, Natural Beauty, Opinion

    “Every cosmetics product on the market in Europe is safe to use,” announces the comforting blurb on the website of cosmetics trade organization Cosmetics Europe. However, ongoing alarm about the use of methylisothiazolinole (aka MI or MIT) proves that some ingredients might be a lot safer to use than others. MI recently hit the headlines […]

  • news
    News just in: Natural Products voted your favourite industry read

    April 30, 2013 News

    Visitors and exhibitors at Natural & Organic Products Europe have cited Natural Products magazine as their preferred industry read in a survey carried out at Natural & Organic Products Europe last month. Nearly three-quarters (72%) of visitors and 42% of exhibitors at this year’s Natural & Organic Products Europe voted for us as their must-read […]

  • company-news
    Mexican oregano hits UK market

    April 16, 2013 Company News, Uncategorized

    EHL Ingredients has launched a premium Mexican oregano onto the UK market . This authentic Mexican variety features the dried leaves of the perennial herb Lippia graveolens and was launched in response to customer demand for an authentic Mexican Oregano herb. Tasneem Backhouse, sales director at EHL Ingredients comments: “Mexican food is reaching new heights of success […]

  • news
    Jayney loves goes live at Olympia

    April 10, 2013 News

    Natural beauty ambassador Jayney Lee Grace picked her favourite products from the show floor at Natural & Organic Products Europe as part of a live ‘Jayney loves’ session at the Natural Beauty & Spa Theatre. Before she began, Grace explained that demand for natural beauty was growing despite the recession as consumers keyed into the […]

  • news
    “Its time to make fizzy drinks really expensive”

    April 10, 2013 News

    That was just one of the solutions suggested to the obesity epidemic at Natural & Organic Products Europe’s lively Health of a Nation session held last Sunday (7 April). The seminar, which took place as part of the Natural Products Live programme, featured a panel of experts giving their take on how the UK is […]

  • news
    “You’re not going to get the same expertise on aisle five of Tesco’s!”

    April 10, 2013 News

    Retail expert and Natural Products columnist Paul Clapham focused on the strengths of the independent sector during his business seminar at Natural & Organic Products Europe last weekend (7 April). Among his practical tips was setting out a store manifesto and making sector expertise a real selling point. “Independent health store staff know what they […]

  • news
    “We have to change. Time is running out”

    April 10, 2013 News

    Last Monday (8 April) saw a capacity audience at Natural & Organic Products Europe’s Natural Beauty & Spa Theatre for an exclusive talk from Aveda founder Horst Rechelbacher. He explained to visitors the tenets of his philosophy for a safer, more sustainable beauty industry based around the organic ethos. “We’re finally realising we have to […]

  • company-news
    NPE13: Exhibitor Show Highlights

    April 4, 2013 Company News, Industry News, Uncategorized

    Natural & Organic Products Europe returns to London’s Olympia on Sunday and Monday, 7-8 April 2013, with over 600 exhibitors from all around the world. The UK’s biggest showcase of natural, organic, Fairtrade, free-from, sustainable, and eco-friendly products – including food and drink, health and nutrition, beauty, and natural living – the following is just […]

  • industry-news
    BUAV Bunny celebrates 15 years in business

    November 17, 2011 Industry News

    The distinctive BUAV leaping bunny logo, launched in 1996 to help consumers identify products not tested on animals, is 15 years old this month. (more…)

  • industry-news
    Boost fibre to beat cancer – study

    November 11, 2011 Industry News

    A new analysis of 25 existing studies has found that fibre-rich foods cut the risk of bowel cancer. (more…)

  • industry-news
    Study shows pomegranate can slow ageing process

    November 11, 2011 Industry News

    A new £2 million study has revealed how pomegranate could slow the ageing process, help to prevent heart disease and relieve stress. (more…)

  • company-news
    Terre d’Oc takes off in UK

    November 10, 2011 Company News, Uncategorized

    A new-to-the-UK hand-crafted natural make-up range has hit the shelves, courtesy of Pravera. (more…)

  • company-news
    Soap set to clean up

    November 9, 2011 Company News, Uncategorized

    Pravera Direct is now distributing a new name in pure soap set to improve the lives of allergy sufferers. Sodasan Organic Curd Soap is made from EcoCertcertified organic palm oil with no dyes, perfumes, stabilisers and preservatives. It’s been designed with purity in mind to help consumers that find ordinary soaps an irritant.

  • company-news
    US perfume brand launches in the UK

    November 9, 2011 Company News

    Best-selling American natural perfume brand Tsi~La (or ‘living flower’) has been launched over this side of the Atlantic. (more…)

  • company-news
    Award for Faith in Nature founder

    November 9, 2011 Company News

    The driving force behind popular eco beauty brand Faith in Nature has been recognised for her entrepreneurial spirit. (more…)

  • company-news
    Fresh products from TIANA

    November 9, 2011 Company News

    TIANA Fair Trade Organics has announced new additions to its core coconut-based offer. (more…)

  • industry-news
    Who’s who in natural beauty 2012 announced

    November 4, 2011 Industry News

    Leading lights of the natural beauty industry gathered at Melvita’s Covent Garden store to discover if they’d made the Who’s who in natural beauty 2012 list. (more…)

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