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Bare Escentuals unveils new Brighton boutique

News reaches the natural beauty desk that Bare Escentuals (the brand behind bareMinerals) is opening its fourth stand-alone UK boutique down in sunny Brighton. The...

L’oréal gets offer for The Body Shop

Cosmetics giant L’oréal has received a firm offer for The Body Shop from Brazilian manufacturer Natura Cosméticos SA. In February it was rumoured that L’oréal...

Sustainable farming? GMOs? Agroecology? Be part of the discussion

NPG's upcoming webinar Sense, Science & Sustainability asks a hot question: can genome editing and agroecology co-exist in sustainable food and farming?

Wake Up To Organic 2017 – the mini-movie!

Natural Products News hit the streets of Brighton yesterday to find out how the city's independent natural products retailers were marking this year's Wake Up To Organic. Here's the video we made after we got back from our whistle stop tour of the stores! 

Sustainable Beauty Awards 2016 now open for entries

Entries are now being taken for the 2016 Sustainable Beauty Awards, organized by Organic Monitor. The five award categories each represent different aspects of sustainability:...

Biofach draws record-breaking 50,000

This year’s Biofach and Vivaness events (Nuremberg, 15-18 February 2017) drew a record-breaking attendance of over 50,000 visitors, reports the organiser NürnbergMesse.

Tiana celebrates Holland & Barrett launch

Award-winning organic and fair trade coconut water brand Tiana launched in Holland & Barrett this week. The launch took place at the retailer’s flagship store...

The Collective offers up a bit of culture

The Collective’s latest creation is a range of Kefir Cultured Yoghurts in four varieties: Natural, Madagascan Vanilla, Berries ‘n’ Hibiscus and Coconut.

Oatly faces boycotts after ‘Trump-linked’ Blackstone takes stake in business

Oatly is facing boycotts after selling a stake to a consortium led by Blackstone, a firm with alleged links to Trump and deforestation. 

Divine boosts Fairtrade bar offer

Fairtrade chocolate company Divine Chocolate has introduced three new bars into its   offer: two new bars For Baking and a Dark Chocolate with Raisins...

Recognition, visibility, collaboration – the trinity of virtues driving organic growth...

A trinity of virtues – recognition, visibility and collaboration – is helping to drive record levels of growth for organic in Scandinavia, according to key actors from the sector in Denmark and Sweden.

Nim’s strikes healthy deal with NHS

Nim’s Fruit Crisps has entered the foodservice sector through NHS Supply Chain via its Cold Beverages, Confectionery and Snacks framework.

Coconut condiments? Cocofina cracks it

Cocofina has added three new coconut vinegars and a coconut amino soya sauce alternative to its range of products. The three tangy organic vinegars –...

Fruit juice linked with increased risk of all-cause mortality

A new study by US researchers suggests that the sugar content in both fizzy drinks and fruit juice can contribute to shortened lifespans.

Coconoil looks forward to 10th anniversary

Ten years ago the Coconoil brand was founded by Gary Stiven following the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami as a way to help rebuild the...

Organic could harm environment food security expert claims

A prominent food security expert has claimed that encouraging Europe’s farmers to switch to organic production could “do more environmental harm than good”, reports...

Neonics impact bee reproduction says study

A new study from the University of Bern has found that neonicotinoid insecticides may have contraceptive effects on male honeybees.

Aldi launches “affordable everyday” organic range

The discount retailer Aldi is launching what is calling an “affordable everyday” range of organic products in the UK. The German retailer will initially focus...

Top food behaviour experts line-up for conference

Some of Britain’s best-know food and behaviour experts have been lined up for a one-day conference on the subject Nutrition for Behaviour, Learning and...

Hunter & Gather releases trio of keto ketchups

Hunter & Gather has launched three new tomato sauces: Unsweetened Classic Tomato, Unsweetened Barbecue and Unsweetened Spicy Chipotle.