Features

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

Beyond the bar

From alt-choc to beads, spreads and vitamin-infused cacao concoctions, Jane Wolfe unwraps the chocolate sector.

Fasting and fuelling

Despite what mainstream media still so often tells us, weight management isn’t all about weight loss, reports Rosie Greenaway.

The age of self-care

Sharna Waid explores the self-care products empowering people to relax, recharge and reset in the comfort of their own homes.  

The inside story

From supplements tailored to you, to truly inclusive beauty, Matt Chittock takes the lid off the nutricosmetics category.

Banking on immunity

There is much to fend off this season with soaring energy costs and the ‘immune deficit’ of colds, flu and COVID-19, writes Denise Barrett.

Hair raisers

Jane Wolfe brushes up on (almost) all things hair, from the underdiscussed subject of hair loss to innovations in hair and scalp care.

Bring a bottle

Containers at the ready, Rosie Greenaway shops for beauty refills and discovers that despite requiring effort, refills offer rewards aplenty.

Self-care in a mug

Functionality is the buzzword in the hot drinks sector as more of us turn to self-care in a mug, writes Jim Manson

Gifts to lift the spirits

As rising bills force Brits to cut back on luxuries, Rosie Greenaway shops for gifts to lift the nation’s spirits this Christmas.

Savvy seniors

The ageing demographic is on the rise and 60 is the new 40; Denise Barrett investigates cutting-edge products to support senior wellness.

Healthy lunchtime indulgence

Sharna Waid looks into the key lunch and snack players meeting that sweet spot of nutritional, indulgent and environmentally friendly.

To carbon neutral and beyond

As businesses are measuring, reducing and offsetting carbon emissions, Jane Wolfe finds how some are striving to go further.

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.