Features

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

Growing pains

Matt Chittock considers why natural health retailers are best placed to help children bounce back after the pandemic.

Trade talks

Jim Manson talks to British brands boldly breaking into new global export markets in the post-Brexit trade era.

Nature would choose organic

With Organic September around the corner, Jane Wolfe gets some early bird insights into the focus of this year’s campaign.

Another round

Nothing says summer like the gentle sparkle of a white wine spritzer – but are you brave enough to try beer made from urine?

Diversifying the definition

Publicity around free-from is at an all-time high; Lauren Addicott looks at how new high-profile regulations have affected its definition.

Women at work

The UK is lagging behind in its support of women's health in the workplace; Rosie Greenaway hears from those calling for policy change. 

Microbiome matters

Jane Wolfe discovers how the probiotics sector is extending its reach far beyond digestive wellness – infiltrating numerous categories as the benefits are more...

Overloaded

Jim Manson questions the concept of ‘safe limits’ for exposure to pollutants and rounds up dynamic solutions to keep allergies under control.

Covering all bases

Rosie Greenaway tests out the newest eco living launches, from furoshiki-inspired gift-wrap to vegan pillowcases.

Global gastronomy

As fusion and Asian foods overtake British fare in popularity, Jane Wolfe takes a journey through regional cuisines from around the world.

A natural beginning

From the BFG to the concept of foodclusivity, Rosie Greenaway takes a ‘whizz-popping’ tour of what’s trending in natural parent.

Cognitive challenge

Never have our brains been so under the cosh than since the advent of the pandemic. Anxiety, depression, despondency, decreased cognitive function and plain...

Nutritional superstars

The lowdown on superfoods: already a popular shelf-filler, the category is gaining extra attention from post-pandemic consumers

All the gear

Becci Vallis swims through the active lifestyle sector, from positive trends driving NPD to the trends generating health warnings.

Running on empty

Jim Manson introduces ‘uncertainty fatigue’ and paints a picture of how the ambiguity of the pandemic has left weary Brits running on empty.

Cabinet reshuffle

The bathroom cabinet provides plenty of scope for natural products which nourish, soothe and inspire – even among everyday essentials.

Solid superheroes

Rosie Greenaway catalogues some of the latest solid beauty superhero products which have come to market and caught her eye.

Male delivery

Jane Wolfe discovers how the male skincare sector is progressing and how the younger generation is starting to change the rules of the game

Pandemic pains

Plan B encouraged us to work from home, but ditching the ergonomic chair took a toll on the nation’s joint health, Sharna Waid reports 

Drinks that do more

Sipping her way through Dry January, Rosie Greenaway explores what’s on the menu in the world of functional drinks