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Special feature

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

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...

The popular face of Ayurveda

Ayurveda hasn’t yet reached its full market potential in the UK, but the increasing number of skincare solutions incorporating Ayurvedic principles may provide an...

Igniting a new era of healthy oils

In a category abounding with innovation and choice, it’s the brands combining the obvious health credentials with sustainability and provenance that are top of...

Mushroom for improvement?

Although medicinal mushrooms are becoming more widely appreciated, there are some hurdles to get over if they’re to really come into their own says...

Cool for cats (and dogs)

Are you making the most of the pooch pound? Do you even have a pet section? If not, you probably should. Animal-loving Brits are...

Christmas stock in?

Kate Miller finds that for Xmas stock, it pays to plan ahead and maybe take a risk For most of us Firework Night means lots...

The kids are alright?

Jane Wolfe looks at the current big health issues affecting children and asks what natural solutions health stores can offer concerned parents When it comes to...

Right on the honey

The market for ‘products from the hive’ is growing steadily as consumers wise up to the amazing health benefits of bee products – and...

Hey baby!

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...

On the first day of Christmas…

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...

Bee prepared

From propolis to pollen, honey to royal jelly, bee products are still performing well within the natural health trade, despite numerous threats to the...

Baby it’s you

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...

Fruit of the palm

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...

A chance to shine

Strong eco credentials and chemical-free attributes make green household and home products a natural fit for health food stores More and more people are looking...

Let’s get physical

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...