Features

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

The whole package

Want the truth about sustainable packaging? It’s complicated – but consumers and brands are both committed to change, says Matt Chittock

Best of British

In light of COVID and the uncertainty around Brexit with regard to food safety, consumers are increasingly appreciative of British producers and attracted to...

Slimline tonic

There’s a new dawn beckoning in the slimming and detox category, writes Denise Barrett; harsher regimes are giving way to a balanced approach

Loving the losing game

Weight loss and detox can be confusing categories for consumers – which is where knowledgeable health store staff come into their own. Matt Chittock reports Whether the...

The rise of clean and conscious beauty

The Natural Beauty & Spa Show is back at ExCeL London. Do you have the date in your diary? Okay, great. Now let us inspire you with what to expect … 

Clean break

The widening availability of green cleaning products is helping consumers to make a clean break from chemical-laden brands, writes Sarah Merson. There’s no doubt about...

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...

The spoils of healthy oils

A new generation of innovative brands are invigorating a category that mixes foodie flair with health credentials. Matt Chittock reports Retailers of a certain age...

Sustainable superfoods: from sea to tree

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...

Come fly with me …

With mounting appreciation of the negative environmental cost of flying, how can consumers help protect themselves and the planet when taking to the skies?

Face value

Rosie Greenaway learns the importance of taking your face off at the end of the day to avoid skin breakouts and the dreaded maskne.

Lardered up

Show some cupboard love for organic and natural essentials, says Matt Chittock From organic tinned tomatoes to freshly baked gluten-free bread, store cupboard staples...

Hard to stomach

The digestive health sector can be an entrée to increased sales if you get the offer right and understand what’s troubling the tummies of...

Starting from scratch

As more people are cooking their family meals from scratch due to both health and economic reasons, Jane Wolfe looks at the top performers...

Rising to the challenge

The Great British Bake-Off achieved a peak audience of 14.5 million this year, indicating that home baking fever isn’t cooling. Or rather it may be,...

The big yawn

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...

A sting in the tail?

Bee products are still flying off the shelves – but, asks Matt Chittock, will the vegan revolution prove a sting in the tail?  Bee products...

Sustainability: stemming the tide

Recent pressure from the plastics industry to delay single-use plastic bans amid questions of safety during COVID-19 may signal a dangerous backslide, but Jane...

Stories from the post-Brexit frontline

Well known figures from across the sector share their experiences of doing business with the EU in the new post-Brexit trading environment.

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...