Ahead of her talk at camexpo, Dr Marilyn Glenville talks about her uniquely natural approach to helping women through the menopause. Menopause is a fact of life. It literally means ‘the end of monthly cycles’ as the fertile period of a woman’s life starts to come to an end. But despite being a natural stage […]
The latest monthly Health File feature from the pages of Natural Products News – the leading trade magazine for the natural and organic products industry.
Catering for ageing consumers is anything but old hat for the independent health store sector, writes Matt Chittock (more…)
The hair, eyes, skin and nails category can be a big seller as customers seek out beauty from within. (more…)
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 that will help make it just that, says Jane Wolfe (more…)
With anxious times stressing out even the most chilled consumers, there’s plenty of products on the health store shelves to help them relax. For even the happiest of health store regulars, life can sometimes feel really hard. Relationship problems, a difficult patch at work, or just a busy lifestyle can unexpectedly get the better of […]
Innovative supplemental approaches and traditional herbal favourites form the heart of this dependable health store sector. Heart-related problems are a big issue here in the industrialised West. In fact, according to the British Heart Foundation, heart and circulatory disease cause a quarter of all deaths in the UK at an estimated cost of £19 billion […]
Consumers that trust their guts are flocking to find out more about natural approaches to digestive health, says Matt Chittock. Are you sitting uncomfortably? For a growing number of people in the UK, digestive health issues like indigestion, constipation, heartburn and bloating mean they’re most certainly not. Recent research reveals that around 40 per cent […]
There’s a wealth of healthy and natural products available for shoppers that want to fight the flab and detox safely The UK is going through a fat phase. According to Government figures an estimated 60.8 per cent of adults and 31.1 per cent of children are overweight and 38 per cent of adults have experienced […]
Customers coming in with sniffles and shivers? Luckily there’s plenty of relief on offer from the world of natural remedies, writes Matt Chittock. Where should health store shoppers start if they want to beat cold and flu this season? According to leading naturopath Jan De Vries, it’s important to assess lifestyle factors before reaching straight […]
Matt Chittock investigates the best natural approaches to bone and joint health. According to leading charity Arthritis Care, some 10 million people currently live with arthritis in the UK. In part, this figure is simply a result of people now living longer – but it’s also proof of the way that our joints can simply […]
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 of deaths from heart and circulatory disease is actually falling in the UK. The charity puts this down to a better public understanding of risk factors for coronary heart disease, […]
When your customers head off on their hols, they’re dreaming of walking on the beaches not sitting it out in the hotel loo or nursing sunburnt shoulders. Jane Wolfe reports on natural solutions to holiday hazards. (more…)
‘New to nature’ chemicals, industrial farming, over-processed food and excessive hygiene have all have been linked with the epidemic of allergy we’re seeing in the UK today. Luckily, the natural products sector has lots to offer – as Jane Wolfe has been finding out (more…)
Sarah Callard takes the strain out of which products to choose for stress and anxiety (more…)
Matt Chittock discovers the best natural approaches to help bloated consumers get back to balance. (more…)
Weight loss and detox can be confusing categories for consumers – which is where knowledgeable health store staff come into their own. Matt Chittock reports (more…)
Natural products designed for winter wellness gives the industry a huge boost every year. Sarah Callard explores how best to keep your customers healthy as the nights start drawing in. (more…)
The menopause is treated by many GPs as a medical condition rather than a natural part of women’s life cycle. As with pregnancy, menopausal symptoms become medicalised and women start to feel as though it’s something they’ve got to battle through rather than accepting it as a new stage in their lives. However, that’s not […]
Sarah Callard looks at the latest natural products for protecting and maintaining good heart health. (more…)
More consumers are looking for natural solutions to problems with their hair and skin. Sarah Callard explores whether beauty really does come from within. (more…)
Vitamin brand told not to repeat COVID-19 claims
May 27, 2020 Jim Manson
Vitamin brand Revival Shots has had social media ads banned by the Advertising Standards Authority for making ‘misleading’ COVID-19 claims.
Lockdown sparks appetite for health and wellness content, says YouGov
Magazine app Readly’s new Wellness Barometer reports a shift in public reading habits during the coronavirus crisis, with health and wellness centre stage.
Income often higher on organic farms says SA report
A Soil Association report reveals that although business output is similar on organic and non-organic farms, net farm income is often higher on organic.
Viridian champions health stores with radio campaign
Viridian Nutrition has launched a new campaign to boost awareness of health food stores as ‘a community resource and hub for preventative care’.
April 28, 2020 Jane Wolfe
A problem for Brits at the best of times, sleep issues are being exacerbated due to the pandemic, leaving many feeling exhausted, reports Jane Wolfe.
Ever wondered how to make ice cream so smooth even the toughest connoisseur would be fooled? Yorica is here to explain (some of) its secrets to success.
Operation Healthy Lockdown
As health stores find themselves on the frontline of a national effort to keep the UK nourished, Jim Manson reports on Operation Healthy Lockdown.
After the gold rush
CBD is the fastest growing category the natural products sector has ever known. But a new phase is being ushered in, Jim Manson reports.
Leading the discussion around sustainability in retail
The Sustainability in Retail Forum is the new conference designed to help senior executives within leading retailers from across the Nordic region meet the ever-evolving challenges around sustainability. Taking place 13 November 2019, at MalmöMässan, Sweden, the event is co-located with the award-winning trade exhibitions Nordic Organic Food Fair and Eco Life Scandinavia. Facing the […]
Tooth powder as a powerful ally for your dental health
My Oradent tooth powder is neither a drug nor a medicine. Suitable for all consumers and also for vegans and vegetarians. Why in powder form? Studies have shown that tooth powder can be more effective at removing plaque than toothpaste. Plus, My Oradent does not contain fluoride, is non-toxic and is also safe for children. […]
The Health Store Open Day is back!
The Health Store’s ever popular Open Day makes a welcome return on Sunday 8th September. Paul Rideout, Sales & Marketing Manager at the Health Store, explains “The Open Day is back by popular demand! This will be our 8th Open Day since we launched the event back in 2009 and it is more popular than […]
How to become the next influential natural beauty brand
The world doesn’t need another natural beauty brand. It’s a market that is set to be worth up to $54 billion by 2027. It’s saturated like every other industry in the world. What it does need however, is a brand that is passionate, value driven and has clarity around how they want to shake things […]