• probiotics
    Beyond the little bottles

    June 12, 2019 Probiotics, Special feature

    From the yoghurt drinks of the ‘90s to Unilever’s recent investment in ‘happy bacteria’ skincare, probiotics are still a hot topic – but consumer confusion is rife, discovers Kate Miller, and puzzling legislation isn’t helping  (more…)

  • bone-and-joint-health
    A nation on the move

    February 19, 2019 Bone and Joint Health, Features, Health File, News

    Kate Miller looks at the main aggravators of joint pain and uncovers how the public’s well-intentioned New Year’s resolutions can often lead to injuries come spring

  • features
    Nuts about healthy breakfasts

    December 18, 2018 Features, Food Focus, Healthy Breakfast

    It started with the avocado, then came the kale smoothie. Now, nut butters and nut milks are at the heart of healthy breakfasts across the UK. Hayley Coristine looks at what’s fueling the interest, brands to watch and what’s next for the most important meal of the day (more…)

  • features
    Sustainable superfoods: from sea to tree

    December 18, 2018 Features, Food Focus, Superfood

    Whether you believe the term ‘superfood’ should exist or not, divided opinion hasn’t stopped natural product brands from marketing a raft of products aimed at nourishing foodies with nutrient-dense ingredients. Hayley Coristine casts her net from sea to tree, gathering the industry’s current favourites  (more…)

  • digestive-health
    A burning issue

    December 18, 2018 Digestive Health, Features, Health File

    It’s often overshadowed by more ‘serious’ digestive conditions such as bloating and other IBS-type symptoms, but the discomfort caused by gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is no less debilitating. Claire Lavelle investigates natural ways to treat it  (more…)

  • features
    A winter’s tale

    September 26, 2018 Features, Health File, Winter Remedies

    Kate Miller explains why a good work ethic merely increases the spread of germs in the workplace, and looks at which natural remedies are ruling the roost this winter  (more…)

  • ayurveda-special-feature
    The popular face of Ayurveda

    September 4, 2018 Ayurveda Special Feature, Features, Special feature

    Ayurveda hasn’t yet reached its full market potential in the UK, but the increasing number of skincare solutions incorporating Ayurvedic principles may provide an approachable entry point for consumers, says Jane Wolfe  (more…)

  • features
    Igniting a new era of healthy oils

    July 18, 2018 Features, Healthy Oils, Special feature

    In a category abounding with innovation and choice, it’s the brands combining the obvious health credentials with sustainability and provenance that are top of the healthy oils menu for 2018.  Sharna Waid reports (more…)

  • mushrooms
    Mushroom for improvement?

    July 18, 2018 Mushrooms, Special feature

    Although medicinal mushrooms are becoming more widely appreciated, there are some hurdles to get over if they’re to really come into their own says Jane Wolfe (more…)

  • features
    Child’s play

    July 18, 2018 Features, Health File

    With the increasing struggles of the NHS driving consumers towards over-the-counter alternatives to prescriptions, Julia Zaltzman browses the aisles for the products which bring ‘power to parents’ seeking to improve their children’s health (more…)

  • features
    Grab the trends, get the sales

    June 7, 2018 Features, Health File

    Are you aware of joint health trends? Are you creating relevant news hooks and effectively link-selling? Esther Mills-Roberts looks at global data, then brings it right back in store (more…)

  • features
    A category with wings

    June 6, 2018 Features, Food Focus

    Could edible insects be the future of the protein market? Matt Chittock finds out… (more…)

  • features
    The big yawn

    May 15, 2018 Features, Health File

    Increased daylight hours, caffeine, alcohol and ‘screen time’ are contributing to the nation’s struggle for a decent night’s rest. But which city sleeps the least? Which soporific herb is the industry go-to? And what’s the latest product which promises to combat tiredness and fatigue? Rosie Greenaway finds out (more…)

  • features
    Smile high club

    April 18, 2018 Features, Health File

    As we head towards the season for planes, trains and heatwaves, Rosie Greenaway looks at how the Zika virus, Brexit, music festivals and ‘pointless plastics’ are affecting the products being packed into travellers’ bags (more…)

  • allergy
    Magnificent magnesium

    March 14, 2018 Allergy, Features, Health File

    Allergy season is almost upon us, but hay fever isn’t the only seasonal concern on consumers’ minds. Rosie Greenaway explores asthma – another common allergic complaint – and speaks with Andrew Thomas of BetterYou about the ‘lightbulb moment’ that revolutionized his respiratory problems (more…)

  • features
    Seasons to be cheerful

    April 5, 2013 Features, Health File

    Spring is in the air and everyone’s attention is turning to that perfect summer holiday. It’s time to stock up on all those products that will help make it just that, says Jane Wolfe  (more…)

  • features
    Chemical-free, naturally

    April 5, 2013 Features, Natural Beauty features, Special feature

    Consumers can avoid a cabinet of horrors by picking the best the natural and organic category has to offer, says Matt Chittock (more…)

  • health-file
    Healthy Heart

    June 6, 2012 Health File

    The pulse of the heart health category is proving strong for retailers. First the good news: according to the British Heart Foundation, the total number of deaths from heart and circulatory disease is actually falling in the UK. The charity puts this down to a better public understanding of risk factors for coronary heart disease, […]

  • health-file
    Walking on the beaches…

    June 1, 2012 Health File

    When your customers head off on their hols, they’re dreaming of walking on the beaches not sitting it out in the hotel loo or nursing sunburnt shoulders. Jane Wolfe reports on natural solutions to holiday hazards. (more…)

  • features
    Green days

    February 15, 2012 Features, Special feature

    The green cleaning sector is defying the doldrums on the high street and offering retailers more and better products than ever (more…)


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