Features

The latest features from the pages of Natural Products News – the leading trade magazine for the natural and organic products industry.

Know the drill

Discovering everything from ‘naked gum’ to toothpaste tabs, Dominique Ayling cuts her teeth in the natural oral care market.

Celebrating organic

Organic September, the Soil Association’s month-long celebration of all things organic, offers a fantastic opportunity for independents to boost takings and reach out to...

Staying present

In the midst of a pandemic, Rosie Greenaway reveals the Christmas collections waiting to bring a smile to Brits’ faces.

A fine RAWmance

Raw food is still rocking the aisles of natural products stores up and down the country, writes Jim Manson  Retailer and brand owner Alan Martin...

Irritation nation

Everybody knows that allergies are on the rise in the UK. So how can natural health stores help shoppers ease their sneezes? The rising tide...

The rising tide of conscious beauty

In July the Love Natural, Love You show at Olympia, London, saw a panel of experts discuss the significance of conscious beauty from their own perspective and look at how consumers can make changes for the good of their health and the environment.

Beat the sneeze

Ancient knowledge and modern research are combining to make winter remedies even more effective in 2019, explains Matt Chittock Ancient cave people coming down with...

A clean sweep

Jane Wolfe looks at the consequences of lockdown on diet and the solutions health stores can offer to provide a cleanse to bodies and minds.  

Gut feeling

Matt Chittock discovers the best natural approaches to help bloated consumers get back to balance. Do your customers complain about pain or irritability in...

From the inside out

Natural products stores are well placed to offer solutions to skin, nail and hair problems, but knowledge and training are paramount as Kate Miller...

Larder love

Basic store cupboard ingredients are still money-spinners in the natural food world. Holly Bourne peers inside the larder to see what products are flying...

Life in plastic: not fantastic

As the world finally wakes up to the disastrous effects of plastic on our environment, Rosie Greenaway examines the measures being taken to limit future impact and reverse the damage, speaking to the retailers who are saying no to packaging. These zero waste pioneers are highlighting the political sway of consumer purchasing power, challenging the industry to lead from the front line and radically re-think its attitude towards plastic

What’s noo?

Personal experience is fuelling a fresh wave of natural nootropics to help consumers back to mental balance, says Matt Chittock For some in the natural...

Well oiled

Healthy oils is the perfect example of a natural and organic category with crossover appeal to both foodies and health consumers. Healthy oils is a...

Heart failure

Kate Miller takes a look at heart disease, the increasing risk for women, and the natural ways available to maintain heart health We all know...

A chance to shine

Strong eco credentials and chemical-free attributes make green household and home products a natural fit for health food stores More and more people are looking...

Living skincare

Scientists delve deeper to unlock the secrets of perfect skin and discover how microbiology is shaping the future of the beauty industry. Words by Julia...

A spot of bother

With conventional ‘solutions’ often exacerbating teenage skin conditions, Jane Wolfe finds out how young people can benefit from embarking on a natural journey Adolescents have...

Inflammation: the silent assassin

Chronic inflammation is a factor in myriad chronic health conditions but sometimes symptoms are invisible says Jane Wolfe.

Raw power

Raw food has blossomed within the natural food sector in the last few years, but will it remain the preserve of the natural health...