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

Know the drill

Discovering everything from ‘naked gum’ to toothpaste tabs, Dominique Ayling cuts her teeth in the natural oral care market.

Operation Healthy Lockdown

As health stores find themselves on the frontline of a national effort to keep the UK nourished, Jim Manson reports on Operation Healthy Lockdown.

After the gold rush

CBD is the fastest growing category the natural products sector has ever known. But a new phase is being ushered in, Jim Manson reports.

Eco-ooh baby!

As we become more aware of our environmental impact, even the newest arrival can get in on the act. Alice Wright explores options for parents going green.

Say yes to sustainable sex

With consumers thinking more about their impact on the environment, it’s no surprise that the environmental impact of their sex lives is also coming...

Pick of the products 2019

One thing’s for sure when reflecting on this year’s products: our industry never fails to deliver on innovation. With the word ‘sustainability’ on everyone’s...

The whole package

Want the truth about sustainable packaging? It’s complicated – but consumers and brands are both committed to change, says Matt Chittock

Peak performance

With 72% of adults reporting that they exercise on a weekly basis, Kate Miller highlights why a broader definition of sports nutrition could be advantageous

Under the Christmas tree

From Fairtrade chocolate to skincare botanicals, Claire Lavelle showcases the best festive retail offers this season  Divine Milk Chocolate Advent Calendar It’s the season to give,...

A tale of two toothbrushes

The UK has a problem, and it’s not just the occasional toothache. Rosie Greenaway books an appointment with the dental care industry to find...

Beyond the little bottles

From yoghurt drinks to ‘happy bacteria’ skincare, probiotics are a hot topic – but beyond the little bottles consumer confusion is rife.

The carbon pawprint

A far cry from the proverbial dogs’ dinner, the pet industry is now booming with healthier and greener options. From zero waste shampoo bars...

Nurture through nature

From pregnancy massage oils to baby toys made from sustainable materials, today’s parents are turning their backs on synthetics in favour of a more natural approach, reports Claire Lavelle 

A sting in the tail?

Bee products are still flying off the shelves – but, asks Matt Chittock, will the vegan revolution prove a sting in the tail?  Bee products...

Sparking the passion, naturally

With Valentine’s Day on the horizon, it’s a momentous time of love and lust. With a broadening range of sexual wellbeing products on the market, Sharna Waid looks into which natural remedies retailers should be exploring to support and empower their female customers’ confidence in the bedroom  

Pick of the products 2018

One of the most fascinating things about our industry – apart from the continual development and discovery (or rediscovery) of health-giving ingredients and their...

Turning over a new leaf

As the smoke clears around a fresh wave of legislation, Matt Chittock explores how next-generation healthy cannabis products are setting new highs for health...

Running to the beet

The supplements fuelling the UK’s fastest runners are changing. Paul Halford jumps into the sports nutrition scene to see how natural products are helping to shave seconds off marathon times, and how the retail landscape is shifting

Life in plastic: not fantastic

As the world finally wakes up to the disastrous effects of plastic on our environment, Rosie Greenaway examines the measures being taken to limit future impact and reverse the damage, speaking to the retailers who are saying no to packaging. These zero waste pioneers are highlighting the political sway of consumer purchasing power, challenging the industry to lead from the front line and radically re-think its attitude towards plastic

Behind festive doors

With so many unusual – and varied – advent calendars available, health-conscious and ethically minded consumers will be spoilt for choice this Christmas. Victoria...