Features

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

Let’s get physical

Sports nutrition NPD is at an all time high as brands respond to emerging active lifestyle trends, writes Jim Manson Last month, researchers working for...

Family matters

Planning ahead Parenthood starts way before you hear the patter of tiny feet, with what you put into your body before as well as during...

Celebrating organic

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...

Joint initiative

Kate Miller takes a look at the causes of joint and bone problems and why their increasing incidence are driving customers to look for...

Cool it

A well edited chilled and frozen offering could help increase higher value sales and broaden your store’s appeal Many smaller health food and wholefood stores...

Get smart

Taking care of those little grey cells can be a synch thanks to the latest advances in natural health and nutrition Say what you like...

From the inside out

Natural products stores are well placed to offer solutions to skin, nail and hair problems, but knowledge and training are paramount as Kate Miller...

Born free

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...

Good to go

Ready to help your customers avoid common getaway ailments? Matt Chittock discovers the natural essentials that experts recommend to enjoy a happy, healthy holiday Holidays...

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...

Field leader

The Organic Herb Trading Company has been at the cutting-edge of the organic herbal ingredients sector for three decades. Here, Natural Products talks with...

The superfood revolution

Jane Wolfe takes a look at nature’s own functional foods New superfoods’ have been hailed as one of the top food and drink trends for...

Itchy & Scratchy

Kate Miller takes a look at the increasingly common problem of allergies and the need for continued consumer education The news in January that Cambridge...

Living the low impact life

Increasingly consumers are looking to lead a low impact life – so what can you do to attract the green-minded shopper?  More and more people...

Healthy start

‘Label-aware’ consumers are looking for compelling health and environment credentials from trusted natural and organic breakfast brands, writes Jim Manson The breakfast products market is...

Putting the stress on stress

With around 65% of adults reported to experience stress or anxiety, Jane Wolfe seeks out some naturally calming influences The Health & Safety Executive’s definition...

Hard to stomach

The digestive health sector can be an entrée to increased sales if you get the offer right and understand what’s troubling the tummies of...

Cosy cuisine

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...

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...

Starting from scratch

As more people are cooking their family meals from scratch due to both health and economic reasons, Jane Wolfe looks at the top performers...