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 […]
The latest features from the pages of Natural Products News – the leading trade magazine for the natural and organic products industry.
Strong eco credentials and chemical-free attributes make green household and home products a natural fit for health food stores (more…)
As more consumers look for natural and organic beauty solutions, there’s an increasing demand for reassurance through certification, reduced chemicals and highly effective and innovative formulations. Jane Wolfe takes a look at how the sector is rising to the challenge (more…)
th an ageing population bone and joint conditions are an unwelcome fact of life for growing numbers of people. Jane Wolfe says health stores are often – rightly – a first port of call for those seeking help (more…)
With the holiday season rapidly approaching, Jane Wolfe looks at what natural solutions should be packed, and preventative measures taken, to increase the chances of a relaxing and trouble-free break (more…)
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…)
Kate Miller looks at diet and detox and how important it is for natural product retailers to offer sound advice in this area (more…)
The nutritional oils category has reinvented itself in recent years – and it’s providing independent health stores with a brilliant opportunity (more…)
Matt Chittock finds out how natural health approaches can make gut problems a lot easier for customers to stomach (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…)
Kate Miller takes a look at what’s behind the rise in allergies in the UK and how this could provide opportunities for smart natural health retailers (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…)
From sunburn to salmonella there are hundreds of ways holiday heaven can turn to holiday hell this summer. Matt Chittock sources the natural approaches to help travellers fight back (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…)
Kate Miller takes a look at heart disease, the increasing risk for women, and the natural ways available to maintain heart health (more…)
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 Macmillan Cancer Support reported that a brisk walk of just one mile a day could help cancer patients slash their risk from dying of the disease. “Physical activity is a […]
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 and after pregnancy being of paramount importance to the health of both mother and child, and correct nutrition is critical. “This is absolutely crucial as a mum’s diet will help […]
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…)
Kate Miller takes a look at the causes of joint and bone problems and why their increasing incidence are driving customers to look for natural alternatives in health food stores (more…)
Vegans warned about ‘unwittingly supporting animal exploitation’
January 22, 2018 Jim Manson
UK-based Ethical Consumer magazine has warned vegans that they could be “unwittingly supporting animal exploitation” as the companies behind many of the Britain’s leading vegan brands also have a heavy involvement in the meat and dairy industry.
British Homeopath Society takes NHS to court over CAM funding ban
The British Homeopathic Association (BHA) is taking the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) to court over a recent decision to ban public funding of homeopathy and other alternative medicines.
Juiceburst rebrands, reformulates, extends range
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.
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…)
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 […]
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 […]