The latest news from the natural and organic products industry.

Vega protein powders land in the UK

North American brand Vega is launching in the UK this month, with an initial offering of three plant-based protein powders.

Newly authorised chromium form “absorbed 10 times better”

With Britain's  diabetes crisis deepening and the need for preventative action becoming ever more pressing, EFSA's approval last month of ChromoPrecise was strikingly topical. Increasing...

Dr Zak’s spreads the word about next-gen peanut butters

Dr Zak’s has introduced its new peanut spreads – high in protein and free from palm oil and artificial sweeteners. The butters – available in...

Global natural personal care market continues on strong growth path

The natural personal care market saw a growth of 10.6% globally in 2013 to reach $29.5 billion at the manufacturers’ level, according to Kline...

Tisserand Aromatherapy springs into action

Tisserand Aromatherapy has announced a new initiative to support grass roots sports via the sponsorship of up-and-coming gymnast, Sophie Scott. A member of Leatherhead &...

EU Legislation Turns Critical: What’s in store for your business

As key EU Directives and regulations reach critical points in their implementation our own ‘expert panel’ will discuss how the health food trade is...

Health Stores Ireland announces Retail Awards 2020 winners

Health Stores Ireland in association with Better Retailing Magazine has revealed the results of its best retailer 2020 awards.

Irish trade gets new show for 2015

As demand in Ireland for natural health products soars, the Irish Health Trade Association (IHTA) is responding with the launch of new event for...

Sharpham Park ploughs cash into spelt mill

UK organic spelt producer Sharpham Park has made a significant investment in its spelt mill, located on its Somerset farm.

Opening the doors to NPE18

The UK's biggest and busiest natural and organic trade event, Natural & Organic Products Europe (NPE), opens its doors to the industry this weekend, with record attendance expected.

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

Green & Black’s launches non-organic range in the US

Organic and Fairtrade pioneer brand Green & Black’s has launched a non-organic range of chocolate bars into the US market. It’s the first time the company has made a product using non-organic ingredient since its launch in 1991.

“Lifestyle choice” driving boom in allergy-free

The booming allergy-free market is being driven by growing numbers of people buying for “lifestyle reasons”, a new survey shows According to the survey by...

‘Include us in your ads’ health stores plead with suppliers

The NAHS is encouraging manufacturers and suppliers to include independent health stores when listing their stockists in any promotional ads.

Calling all natural products retailers – we need your help!

Natural Products News is currently surveying independent natural products retailers on a range of issues – from customer trends to social media, store footfall...

Olivence relaunches with extended range

The Prestigious Provence Olive Oil Society (Olivence) has revamped its range in the UK with two new producers and a wider range of oils from the region.

Stem & Glory adds to online store offer with ‘finish-at-home’ vegan...

The latest addition to Stem & Glory’s online store is a ‘finish-at-home’ vegan pizza concept – part of an expansion of its e-commerce offer.

Vitamin drips target the mainstream

Vitamin IV drips have gained a loyal following among celebrities as being a quick-fix solution, a supposed cure for a plethora of complaints – from hangovers and lethargy to low immunity and tired-looking skin. But now, thanks to one London clinic, they’re encroaching on the mainstream.

Gluten-free diet may increase heart disease risk, scientists warn

Researchers at the Harvard Medical School are warning that eating a gluten-free diet could increase a healthy person’s risk of developing coronary heart disease.

Fair trade milk label needed to end supermarket “cultural cleansing by...

The founder of the Sustainable Food Trust, Patrick Holden, is calling for a fair trade milk label to end the “cultural cleansing by price”...