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 […]
The latest monthly Food Focus feature from the pages of Natural Products News – the leading trade magazine for the natural and organic products industry.
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 […]
Brands are taking consumers on a ‘tea journey’, helping them develop a taste for adventurous blends and top end teas. Sales of black teas may have been feeling the strain in recent years but the performance of the speciality tea sector has been positively zesty. According to research by Mintel green teas have become the biggest […]
A new generation of healthy oil brands are mixing foodie credibility with nutritional quality (more…)
At Natural & Organic Products Europe the halls resounded to the emerging meat-free revolution, writes Matt Chittock. Additional reporting by Emma-Louise Jones. (more…)
Raw food is still rocking the aisles of natural products stores up and down the country, writes Jim Manson (more…)
More consumers than ever are ditching the sugary cereals in order to feast on natural breakfasts. Natural Products gets an early start to check out the market, writes Matt Chittock Breakfast may be the most important meal of the day, but could it also change the world? Alara founder Alex Smith, would like to think […]
Find out how your store can set food free for health conscious customers Once upon a time health store brands were judged for the quality and provenance of the ingredients that went into each product. But today, as the UK free-from market booms, consumers are more focused about what’s being left out. According to market […]
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 down and the thermostat goes up, it’s time to push aside the salads of our (short-lived) summer and stock something a little more warming in-store. After all – health-conscious shoppers […]
A well-selected range of store cupboard ingredients will send all the right signals to your foodie customers, says Jim Manson. Take a pinch of TV chef endorsements, mix in an enthusiasm for all things baking and finally sprinkle with post-recession thriftiness. And there you have it – the perfect recipe for a thriving natural store […]
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 major newspaper website and you can practically take your pick of the health benefit that appeals to you most. Take the Daily Mail. Among hundreds of chocolate-related headlines it offers: […]
The superfood category is coming of age with sophisticated new ways for consumers to get their hit of healthy nutrients (more…)
Helping consumers get a healthy start is simple thanks to natural producers bringing great products to the breakfast table. (more…)
Show some cupboard love for organic and natural essentials, says Matt Chittock (more…)
Twelve o’clock to two o’clock – two hours in the day that could transform your business. Are you embracing the opportunity of a lunchtime? Jim Manson has been talking to retailers who are. (more…)
Healthy oils is the perfect example of a natural and organic category with crossover appeal to both foodies and health consumers. (more…)
Matt Chittock discovers the perfect products for peckish consumers. (more…)
The dairy-free category is being spurred on by innovation and the growing trend towards a plant-based diet. But amid the growth of dairy-free, independent retailers may find mainstream retailers their biggest challenge, writes Aline Tanner (more…)
Fairtrade spirits, organic wines and allergy-free beers are the order of the day in the alcoholic drinks sector, writes Julia Brandon (more…)
As the Vegetarian Society launches its Kinder Food Policy, we find out why more consumers than ever are voting veggie at the checkout. (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
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 […]
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.
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