Features

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

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...

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...

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...

A head for natural haircare

What are the trends and innovations in organic haircare?  We investigate this exciting sector and its key players.  Words by Rebecca Barnes It seems the...

Digital degeneration

Rosie Greenaway eyes up the impact of too much everyday screen time during multiple lockdowns on the health of our retinas.

Superfoods

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s a superfood! Jane Wolfe looks at how the indies are dealing with this soaring...

Seasons to be cheerful

Spring is in the air and everyone’s attention is turning to that perfect summer holiday. It’s time to stock up on all those products...

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...

Terra vision

The Prince of Wales’ new Terra Carta symbolizes a new spirit of collective action on sustainability, writes Jim Manson.

Live & kicking

The health benefits of fermented food and drink provide a strong pull to consumers, but to achieve widespread acceptance in the UK, Jane Wolfe...

New Year, new stress

Is the pressure we put upon ourselves to change during January causing us problems? Alice Wright considers whether unrealistic New Year’s resolutions could be...

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...

Generation Snowflake

As Generation Snowflake transitions us away from the stiff upper lip of Britain’s past, Matt Chittock explores how society is opening up about mental health

Wake-up call

The neuroscientist and science writer Matthew Walker describes lack of sleep as a ‘slow form of self-euthanasia’. His best-selling book Why We Sleep is...

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...

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...

Veggie might!

Sales of vegetarian and vegan foods have been soaring as A-list celebrities get on board the plant-food lifestyle The vegetarian and vegan sectors are enjoying...

Behind festive doors

With so many unusual – and varied – advent calendars available, health-conscious and ethically minded consumers will be spoilt for choice this Christmas. Victoria...

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...

Superfood me

There is no doubt that superfoods are here to stay, but what are the issues affecting the sector and what does the future hold...