The latest news from the natural and organic products industry.

Blogspot: It’s not just about beauty: the whole industry has an...

Abi Weeds from Essential Care and Susie Hewson from Natracare on why true organic legislation matters When the Organic Trade Board was first formed in...

Store Brighton opens sister branch

After opening their first sustainable shop in January 2019, Store Brighton owners Heather Banks and Ceri Lones have opened another: the Store Next Door.

Wiley’s introduces DHA for youngsters

Wiley’s Finest UK has launched Beginner’s DHA, an omega-3 supplement specifically formulated for children.

BeeZee goes live to support local high street

Offering indie high street retailers the chance to benefit from an online storefront, BeeZee has launched to enable users to shop locally.

True Colours

With NATRUE certification now available in the UK we speak to technical adviser Richard Swann about what makes the certifier more than just another...

NHS trial will test if Ayurvedic remedy is effective alternative to...

Pukka Herbs is working with the University of Southampton on a clinical trial to test whether the herbal remedy Andrographis could be used as an alternative to antibiotics.

Weleda celebrates 30 years of happy bottoms!

Weleda’s Calendula Nappy Change Cream is celebrating 30 years on the market this summer. Starring in Weleda’s Top ten best seller list since 2000, and...

Piccolo introduces variety baskets, new recipes for summer

Natural and organic baby food brand Piccolo has introduced two multipacks as well as a raft of fresh recipes.

Booja-Booja supports indie retailers with online resource

Booja-Booja has created an online resource to help promote independent health food shops who are offering home delivery in response to COVID-19. 

BOOM Awards finalists announced

The shortlist for this year’s BOOM Awards has been published by the Soil Association, ahead of a ceremony due to be hosted on 26 June.

Naturalife Bridport celebrates 20 years

Hannah Bourne, assistant manager at Naturalife Bridport, reflects on the store's history as it marks a significant anniversary. 

Ad campaign captures essence of independent Irish health stores

Health Stores Ireland is running a TV and radio campaign with the core message ‘health food stores are at the heart of your community’.

Happerley announces UK’s first national food and drink provenance centre

Food provenance pioneer Happerley has unveiled plans to create the country’s first national centre dedicated to food and drink transparency. The project aims to build...

Agrochemical industry steps up pressure on retailers over GM

Agrochem trade association Crop Protection Association is stepping up the pressure on the UK’s biggest retailers to drop their resistance to GM, reports The...

Soil Association receives £1.25m Lottery funding

The Soil Association’s (SA) Food for Life programme has received a £1.25 million grant from the Big Lottery Fund

News in brief

New kids’ food start-up Mia & Ben has launched with four organic fruit and vegetable combinations in pouches created using HPP technology.

‘All-time high’ reported by HFMA as interest in membership rises

Following the launch of HealthyDoesIt, the HFMA reports that interest in membership has reached ‘at an all-time high’.

Bamford is smelling sweet

Natural and organic brand Bamford has introduced a new range of Willow Diffusers available in three blended fragrances.

Natural and Organic Awards – the winners in full

The winners of the coveted Natural and Organic Awards 2015 were announced on Sunday 19 April in The Platinum Suite at ExCeL London, after...

Top natural and organic influencers name the trends to watch in...

Leading opinion formers and influencers from the UK and international natural and organic community – and participants at this year’s Natural & Organic Products Europe event in London (7-8 April) – have been sharing their insights on the key trends they think will be shaping natural and organic health food retailing in 2019.