Jane Wolfe looks at the current big health issues affecting children and asks what natural solutions health stores can offer concerned parents (more…)
The latest features from the pages of Natural Products News – the leading trade magazine for the natural and organic products industry.
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 market for ‘products from the hive’ is growing steadily as consumers wise up to the amazing health benefits of bee products – and the vital ecological role that bees play (more…)
New mums and dads can be some of the best customers you’ll ever have. And if you can help make their pressured lives a bit easier, you’ll have them for life (more…)
More people than ever are suffering from painful bone and joint conditions, often putting it down to ‘getting old’. But it needn’t be like that, says Kate Miller (more…)
Our children’s generation will have a life expectancy much greater than our own, but what part will the natural products industry play in keeping them healthy enough to enjoy those later years? (more…)
Everybody knows that allergies are on the rise in the UK. So how can natural health stores help shoppers ease their sneezes? (more…)
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, […]
The digestive category is becoming key for health stores, with customers’ increasing willingness to swallow the natural pro-gut message, says Matt Chittock (more…)
Christmas may seem like a snowflake on the horizon, but if you want to spread some seasonal joy and rake in those festive pounds you’d better get organized (more…)
As the temperature plummets Matt Chittock investigates the arsenal of winter remedies coming ‘atchoo’ over the winter months. (more…)
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…)
Hot flushes are troubling enough, but there are other menopausal symptoms which your customers may be even less happy to discuss (more…)
From propolis to pollen, honey to royal jelly, bee products are still performing well within the natural health trade, despite numerous threats to the little buzzers. Jane Wolfe takes a look at what’s happening in the hive (more…)
With Britain undergoing something of a baby boom, retailers with good parent and baby categories in store are proving that they’re no dummies. Kate Miller finds out more (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…)
Jane Wolfe cracks open the ever-growing coconut sector and finds out what is driving the use of this versatile ingredient and what potential problems its massive popularity may bring (more…)
Matt Chittock discovers how the natural products industry can help wean consumers off their sugar crush and beat a global problem. (more…)
Bone and joint health issues are a worry for many modern consumers – so it’s great news that the natural health industry has cooked up some trusted solutions, says Matt Chittock. (more…)
Juiceburst rebrands, reformulates, extends range
January 16, 2018 Jane Wolfe
Soft drinks brand Juiceburst has reformulated and rebranded across its entire portfolio, as well as creating two new additions to its core range.
OTB receives £1.73m in funding
The Organic Trade Board (OTB) is to receive a loan from Triodos Bank, Europe’s leading sustainable bank, to help grow organic sales in the UK in 2018 and beyond.
Forest Whole Foods named Best New Business
Online organic retailer Forest Whole Foods has been awarded Best New Business in the New Forest Business Partnership’s Brilliance in Business Awards.
Gove charms audience at the Oxford Real Farming Conference
Michael Gove became the first Defra minister to address the rebel Real Farming Conference in Oxford, usually a prerogative of the established Oxford Farming Conference.
November 21, 2017 Jane Wolfe
With mounting research emphasizing the crucial part the microbiome plays in preventing and fighting disease, Jane Wolfe takes a look at the best ways to optimize gut health (more…)
Food of the gods
Regularly consuming a little of what you love could have long-term health benefits – even where chocolate is concerned, discovers Rosie Greenaway (more…)
A significant rise in job insecurity since the UK’s decision to leave the EU means people are loath to take time off work – and with an increase in colds and flu, this is leading to higher demand for OTC remedies. Jane Wolfe reports (more…)
Let’s do lunch!
Sharna Waid has been taking a look at how natural products retailers and brands are maximizing the crucial two-hour lunchtime selling period (more…)
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 […]
Natural beauty made in Cyprus
Sharna Waid has been finding out how passionate producers in Cyprus are using the fruits of the land to create natural beautifying cosmetics. According to the ancient myth, Aphrodite – the goddess of love and beauty, pleasure and procreation – was born out of the waves off the coast of Cyprus. Aside from attracting three […]