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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.

Protein goes green

From the humble pea to the mighty sunflower, plant-based sources of protein are gaining ground. Jo Caird examines the market and reports on a...

Inside tract

The digestive category is becoming key for health stores, with customers’ increasing willingness to swallow the natural pro-gut message, says Matt Chittock The UK is...

The heart of the matter

Dr Decker Weiss is a naturopathic cardiologist with an important message about inflammation. Here, Rosie Greenaway relays some of the key messages conveyed during his 2018 retailer roadshow, and discovers why ignoring the red flags could be catastrophic for cardiovascular health

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...

Behind bars

With producers facing a number of challenges – including increased competition, the uncertainty of Brexit trade negotiations and environmental issues – Jane Wolfe takes...

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...

The kids are alright?

Jane Wolfe looks at the current big health issues affecting children and asks what natural solutions health stores can offer concerned parents When it comes to...

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...

Nature has the answer

As we continue to face COVID-19 challenges, organic is enjoying growth. Emily McCoy hears why the Organic September campaign says nature has the answer.

Chocs away

Jim Manson identifies latest trends in the competitive natural and organic chocolate sector. Enter the words 'chocolate' and 'health' into the search field of any...

The whole package

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

Soft sell?

As more consumers seek alcohol-free, low-sugar and sustainably produced beverages, Jane Wolfe speaks with some natural and organic soft drinks brands to discover how...

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...

Bee prepared

From propolis to pollen, honey to royal jelly, bee products are still performing well within the natural health trade, despite numerous threats to the...

Girl guide

Rosie Greenaway discovers that whether it’s post-divorce stress, reproductive problems or a mild case of bloating, modern women in the UK are well catered...

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...

From the heart

Sarah Callard looks at the latest natural products for protecting and maintaining good heart health. Heart disease is more common in the UK than in...

Cool it

A well edited chilled and frozen offering could help increase higher value sales and broaden your store’s appeal Many smaller health food and wholefood stores...

Travelling light

With growing emphasis being placed on reducing our use of the dreaded ‘p’ word (you know the one), Jane Wolfe discovers how natural health...

Good to go

Ready to help your customers avoid common getaway ailments? Matt Chittock discovers the natural essentials that experts recommend to enjoy a happy, healthy holiday Holidays...