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, […]
The latest monthly Food Focus feature from the pages of Natural Products News – the leading trade magazine for the natural and organic products industry.
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…)
Growing interest in raw foodism is being matched by a raft of new raw food products. But is raw food “the new gluten-free” as some retailers say? Jim Manson has been finding out. Raw foodism is hardly new. Its origins go back as far as the 1890s, to a series of experiments carried out by […]
Matt Chittock identifies the latest natural trends in the popular food-to-go market. In the not so distant past lunch was something that you sat down at a café to eat, or brought from home in a tupperware box. Today things are different, and consumers have a multitude of outlets from which to grab a sandwich […]
Holdstock celebrates 20 years at Soil Association
January 16, 2019 Rosie Greenaway
Lee Holdstock, business development manager at the Soil Association, has celebrated 20 years of working with the organic certifier – a milestone which has been marked with his inclusion in Yeo Valley’s ‘Reasons to be cheerful’ corridor.
High five for HISBE
In December Brighton-based ethical independent supermarket HISBE celebrated its fifth birthday.
NAHS invites you to ‘talk shop’ at NPE
Back for its second year, Shop Talk will return as a feature at Natural & Organic Products Europe (NPE) on Sunday 7 April, with the session running between 1-2pm to include a buffet lunch.
Raising the bar
Chocolatier James Hull talks to Jane Wolfe about how the award-winning Hassocks-based brand J.Cocoa grew out of his passion for the bean and desire to give cocoa farmers their fair dues Can you tell me a bit about J.Cocoa and why you chose to produce bean to bar chocolate? From simple curiosity to hobby to […]
Pick of the products 2018
December 18, 2018 Rosie Greenaway
One of the most fascinating things about our industry – apart from the continual development and discovery (or rediscovery) of health-giving ingredients and their benefits, leading to a stream of innovation – are the ethical strides taken to make it a sector to be truly proud of. When, in 2018 the nation received a rude […]
Mind full less
Rather than making life easier, our increasing connectivity is raising the nation’s stress levels as we strive to remain available at all times for all people, while also allaying our fear of missing out (FOMO). Jane Wolfe looks at why we could all do with taking a few deep breaths (more…)
Turning over a new leaf
As the smoke clears around a fresh wave of legislation, Matt Chittock explores how next-generation healthy cannabis products are setting new highs for health stores – no Rizlas required (more…)
Nuts about healthy breakfasts
It started with the avocado, then came the kale smoothie. Now, nut butters and nut milks are at the heart of healthy breakfasts across the UK. Hayley Coristine looks at what’s fueling the interest, brands to watch and what’s next for the most important meal of the day (more…)
Mineral-rich New Zealand volcanic mud delivers instant illumination for your skin
It may seem counter-intuitive to apply mud to your skin in order to cleanse it, but the skin-enhancing benefits of mineral-rich mud have been harnessed for beauty treatments all over the world for centuries. Antipodes® uses white volcanic mud sourced from central New Zealand’s dramatic central plateau in its new Halo Skin-Brightening Facial Mud Mask […]
AQUA Carpatica, the only naturally nitrate-free & lowest sodium water
AQUA Carpatica, a premium quality natural mineral water, dedicated to the most demanding health conscious people, babies and expectant mothers, organic food lovers and active lifestylers. AQUA Carpatica is nature’s most perfect mineral water, naturally Nitrate-free and the lowest Sodium level of any bottled natural mineral water on earth; the first of its kind in […]
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 […]
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.