Organic September – the UK’s biggest campaign dedicated to growing the organic market – is just around the corner, and this year will see an enhanced targeted consumer digital and media campaign designed to take the organic message to as many people as possible (more…)
The latest monthly Food Focus feature from the pages of Natural Products News – the leading trade magazine for the natural and organic products industry.
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 sector (more…)
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, but only temperature-wise, as one of the big trends in the natural home baking sector is … well, not baking. “One of the biggest trends is raw,” says Mark Hubbard, […]
Worth $374 billion globally, the snack food market knows no bounds. It’s also a sector that increasingly refuses to recognizes any boundaries, writes Jim Manson (more…)
The peak selling period for cold drinks is just around the corner, so it’s time to pack your fridges – and wait for the sun to come out (more…)
The Soil Association’s month-long Organic September campaign presents retailers, wholesalers and organic businesses with an ideal opportunity to spread awareness of organic as well as increase sales and gain new customers. Figures from Nielsen released in October last year showed that sales of organic food and drink through UK supermarkets were in excess of £100 […]
With the summer sun (hopefully) on its way and a mass of innovative new products arriving on the market, it’s time to refresh your customers with a range of natural, healthy drinks (more…)
The nutritional oils category has reinvented itself in recent years – and it’s providing independent health stores with a brilliant opportunity (more…)
With numerous studies linking missing breakfast to poor health – including obesity, coronary heart disease and high blood sugar – healthier and on-the-go options are on the up (more…)
There is no doubt that superfoods are here to stay, but what are the issues affecting the sector and what does the future hold for this burgeoning category? (more…)
As the plant food movement is gathering pace, the vegetarian and vegan food categories have been given a whole new lease of life (more…)
Raw food has blossomed within the natural food sector in the last few years, but will it remain the preserve of the natural health food retailer? Jane Wolfe takes a look (more…)
Organic September, the Soil Association’s month-long celebration of all things organic, offers a fantastic opportunity for independents to boost takings and reach out to new customers (more…)
A well edited chilled and frozen offering could help increase higher value sales and broaden your store’s appeal (more…)
Gone are the days when a product simply needed to carry a ‘free-from’ label; brands now need to meet exacting standards and appeal to a much wider audience in this booming sector (more…)
Sales of vegetarian and vegan foods have been soaring as A-list celebrities get on board the plant-food lifestyle (more…)
Jane Wolfe takes a look at nature’s own functional foods (more…)
‘Label-aware’ consumers are looking for compelling health and environment credentials from trusted natural and organic breakfast brands, writes Jim Manson (more…)
Jane Wolfe takes a look at what’s available in the way of convenient, but healthy and hearty options to keep your customers warm and satisfied on a chilly winter’s eve (more…)
As more people are cooking their family meals from scratch due to both health and economic reasons, Jane Wolfe looks at the top performers in the world of store cupboard ingredients (more…)
Zero Green celebrates first year with new look
March 22, 2019 Jane Wolfe
Bristol eco store Zero Green underwent a transformation earlier this month, reopening in time to celebrate its one-year anniversary.
Dig the SOiL
Veld Botanicals has introduced its new brand SOil to the UK market, offering a range of organic aromatherapy products.
Responsible capitalism: a manifesto
Following his acceptance of the Award for Responsible Capitalism, Riverford Organic founder Guy Singh-Watson explains why receiving the award gave him mixed feelings.
Guy Singh-Watson calls out capitalism in front of royalty
The 18th Award for Responsible Capitalism has been presented to Guy Singh-Watson by publishing group First, in a ceremony attended by HRH Princess Anne. But the decision to accept the award, says the Riverford Organic’s founder, was ‘a difficult one’.
Sparking the passion, naturally
February 19, 2019 Sharna Waid
With Valentine’s Day on the horizon, it’s a momentous time of love and lust. With a broadening range of sexual wellbeing products on the market, Sharna Waid looks into which natural remedies retailers should be exploring to support and empower their female customers’ confidence in the bedroom
A nation on the move
Kate Miller looks at the main aggravators of joint pain and uncovers how the public’s well-intentioned New Year’s resolutions can often lead to injuries come spring
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 their way onto the shelves of independent retailers up and down the country. Hayley Coristine investigates the qualities that are helping this ancient food technology gain wider appeal (more…)
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
Setting Industry standards for Golden quality CBD Products
Over the past few years Hemp and its CBD-rich extracts have made a stunning entrance to the nutraceutical business. More and more people are now commenting on the wonderful health benefits of supplementing their diet with natural phytocannabinoids and new CBD oil brands pop-up regularly as a result.
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As Europe braces itself for a winter flu outbreak, protect yourself with Sambucol and the power of black elderberry.
Experts across Europe have warned the EU to brace itself for a bad flu season this winter. A new vaccine has been produced which is effective in fighting H3N2, the flu strain likely to hit the region this year; however, the vaccine is generally available for free to over 65s, pregnant women, those with an […]