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

Summer lovin’

From topping up a tan and soothing sunburnt skin to luscious lashes and salty tresses, the natural beauty industry has summer in the (beach) bag.

The power of sour

While not yet mainstream, and certainly not new, fermented foods were heralded as one of the big trends of 2018 and continue to work...

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...

A healthy balance

Kate Miller looks at diet and detox and how important it is for natural product retailers to offer sound advice in this area If you’re...

Under the Christmas tree

From Fairtrade chocolate to skincare botanicals, Claire Lavelle showcases the best festive retail offers this season  Divine Milk Chocolate Advent Calendar It’s the season to give,...

Viva veggie!

As the plant food movement is gathering pace, the vegetarian and vegan food categories have been given a whole new lease of life There seems...

Land of confusion

Allergy season may be approaching but, as Kate Miller discovers, following a number of recent high-profile cases of anaphylaxis there’s an altogether more serious...

An apple a day

The market for apple cider vinegar products has exploded in recent years. Jo Caird finds out why What if, instead of eating the forbidden fruit,...

Destination detox

With negative reports regarding detox appearing in the media and claims regulations becoming more restrictive, Jane Wolfe takes a look at how the market...

Super food?

Whether it’s the result of super powers or super marketing, superfoods sales continue to soar – but, discovers Kate Miller, not everyone in the...

The breakfast club

We’re all familiar with the old adage ‘breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dine like a pauper’, but truth be told...

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

Know the drill

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

Nailing it!

The hair, eyes, skin and nails category can be a big seller as customers seek out beauty from within. Consumers are coming round to the...

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...

Gut vibrations

With irritable bowel syndrome affecting approximately 12 million people in the UK, Jane Wolfe finds out how diet and lifestyle changes can significantly help...

Ditch the quick-fix

As consumers prepare to loosen their belts for the festive season, Hayley Coristine gains insights from the stores and brands who’ll be helping them towards post-indulgence recovery, exploring solutions beyond the diets pills and discovering the detox system which is attracting a celebrity following

Inside insomnia

A problem for Brits at the best of times, sleep issues are being exacerbated due to the pandemic, leaving many feeling exhausted, reports Jane Wolfe.

Playgrounds and pandemics

As parents prepare to drop their children off at the school gates after a prolonged period of homeschooling, nerves will run high over kids’ wellbeing.

A tale of two toothbrushes

The UK has a problem, and it’s not just the occasional toothache. Rosie Greenaway books an appointment with the dental care industry to find...