The latest news from the natural and organic products industry.

New HSIS report emphasizes importance of supplementation in vegan diets

A new report by the HSIS highlights nutritional deficiencies of those on a vegan diet and stresses the importance of supplementation.

New study proves Dr Chris correct on allergen blocker

TV doctor, Dr Chris Steele MBE, says he always knew that the HayMax barrier balm would be able to trap house dust and cat...

Boost your flower power

Many customers and clients (plus the odd therapist) find that flower essences help them cope with the stresses and strains of modern life. So,...

H&B raises record £95,000 for children’s hospice

Holland & Barrett has handed over a cheque for £95,000 to the Rainbows Children’s Hospice – the largest single amount the charity has received...

Nim’s announces veg crisp first

Nim’s Fruit Crisps has launched the UK’s first air-dried range of vegetable crisps, aimed at health conscious snackers. The initial range comprises Tomato & Cucumber,...

Organic shoppers expect eco-friendly packaging

Research has revealed that the majority (67%) of organic consumers expect produce to be packaged in a more environmentally-friendly way than non-organic.

Ecozone secures cruelty-free approval

Green cleaning brand Ecozone as secured approval under The  Humane  Household Products  Standard. Ecozone  manufactures  a range of 30 laundry and cleaning products including the...

Top consumer trends expert to talk at organic trade briefing

Top consumer trends expert, Ed Garner, and Ocado’s Zak Watts will join Soil Association director, Helen Browning, on the speaker panel at the next...

Spotlight series

Scentered has launched vegan-friendly Wellbeing Ritual Candle Refills, made with 100% natural wax and essential oils.

Infinity Foods issues statement on plastics

Sussex-based co-op Infinity Foods has released a statement around its stance on plastic packaging to offer a detailed answer to the question it is frequently asked: why is its own label range not packed in biodegradable or compostable material?

Love Health & Wellbeing opens trio of stores

Following the launch of two stores in 2020, along with an e-commerce site, Love Health & Wellbeing is opening a third shop in June.

Mail On Sunday writer scoops HFMA journalism award

The HFMA’s Health Journalist of the Year Award for 2009 has been awarded to Sarah Hartley at Natural and Organic Products Europe. Sarah Hartley has...

Rude Health goes crackers

Rude Health has added four new products to its snacking range, including two new organic crackers.

Soil Association “stands firm” by flagship strategy

The Soil Association says it “stand firm” by its flagship strategy The Road to 2020, after four trustees accused the organization of lacking commitment...

‘Honey & Barrett’: from hive to home

Holland & Barrett (H&B) has launched a £1.5 million ‘Wonder of Manuka’ campaign centred around transparency within the Manuka honey industry, in a bid to ‘take a stand against fake Manuka’.

EU scheme brings Armenian and Moldovan organic producers to ExCeL

Armenian and Moldovan organic producers were at Natural & Organic Products Europe last month as part of a EU-funded initiative aimed at greening the economies...

A first look at the line-up

Natural & Organic Products Europe has released a preview of exhibitor highlights and 'next wave' bestsellers for the upcoming 2018 show. 

H&B grows online sales by 27.5% as omni-channel strategy pays off

Online sales at Holland & Barrett grew 27.5% (with mobile sales up 127%) last year, highlighting the success of the retailer’s omni-channel strategy. Combined turnover...

Organic ‘no-shave’ cream hits the UK

An organic cream that allows men to shave just once every three weeks is hitting the UK next month, according to the Daily Mail. The...

Dayrize sustainable marketplace goes live to combat greenwashing

E-commerce platform Dayrize has fully launched to democratize sustainable shopping and help consumers avoid greenwashing.