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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.

Best bar none

With small chocolate producers choosing to trade directly, Jane Wolfe takes a look at the rise in artisan bean to bar chocolatiers who are putting cocoa farmers’ welfare before profit 

Deep freeze

Ever wondered how to make ice cream so smooth even the toughest connoisseur would be fooled? Yorica is here to explain (some of) its secrets to success.

The daily dose

From canned drinks to oral sprays, Rosie Greenaway discovers it’s not all pill-popping when it comes to keeping deficiencies at bay

No snackisfaction?

Jane Wolfe discovers that consumers are shunning traditional meal times and seeking out tasty but guilt-free, convenient snacks that nutritionally enhance their diet Snacking is...

Eco-ooh baby!

As we become more aware of our environmental impact, even the newest arrival can get in on the act. Alice Wright explores options for parents going green.

The superfood revolution

Jane Wolfe takes a look at nature’s own functional foods New superfoods’ have been hailed as one of the top food and drink trends for...

The Passenger

With the holiday season rapidly approaching, Jane Wolfe looks at what natural solutions should be packed, and preventative measures taken, to increase the chances...

Cool for cats (and dogs)

Are you making the most of the pooch pound? Do you even have a pet section? If not, you probably should. Animal-loving Brits are...

The carbon pawprint

A far cry from the proverbial dogs’ dinner, the pet industry is now booming with healthier and greener options. From zero waste shampoo bars...

The long and short of it

Good hair means more than liking your cut; it’s about healthy minds and a healthy planet. Rosie Greenaway meets the experts pushing for both.

Lunch bunch

As we tentatively emerge from lockdown, Jane Wolfe unpacks what’s on offer for those heading back to the office seeking a quick, nutritious lunch...

Healthy Heart

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...

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...

Getting a rise

It’s the home baking ‘season’, so now’s time to create a stir and encourage your customers to bake up a storm Although research from Mintel...

A winter’s tale

Kate Miller explains why a good work ethic merely increases the spread of germs in the workplace, and looks at which natural remedies are...

Say yes to sustainable sex

With consumers thinking more about their impact on the environment, it’s no surprise that the environmental impact of their sex lives is also coming...

Back to the future

The natural health industry is taking a joint approach to bone health, blending proven treatments and new approaches, writes Matt Chittock

Cold comfort

Come in from the cold and heat up in-store for a homely selection of winter treats to warm your customers’ cockles. As the temperature goes...

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...

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...