Following an invoice financing deal with Yorkshire Bank, Harrogate wholefoods supplier Country Products has been able to significantly increase its turnover and employee numbers. The company, which predominantly supplies to independent traders, was established 32 years ago by Mark Leather. It imports wholefoods and healthy snacks, including nuts and dried fruits in bulk, and creates […]
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London brand 001 Skincare will be debuting at Natural & Organic Products in April at ExCel London where it will also be showcasing two new products from its hybrid skincare range. The new Asian-inspired Silk Skin Mask Sheets provide a DIY face mask designed to be used with a complimentary skincare hydrosol to leave skin […]
A new range of Australian functional skincare products designed to provide effective solutions to skin problems has launched in the UK. The three-strong What Skin Needs range aims to tackle issues including cracked and dry skin and skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema and dermatitis through the active ingredient Plantolin, a patent-protected active plant extract. […]
Nadebella, the Swiss skincare range which uses a secret recipe passed down through four generations, is now available in the UK. The recipe – which uses a synergistic blend of natural ingredients to nourish, hydrate and preserve skin of all ages – was inherited by Delara Michault from her grandmother. Along with her daughter Natalia, […]
British pet food brand Lily’s Kitchen has developed a Senior Recipe range to specifically support older dogs throughout their golden years. Aiming to provide independent stores with a unique offering for customers with older canine pals, the offer comprises two meals: the dry meal is made from freshly prepared sustainable salmon and trout and butcher-quality […]
Fruit Heroes has arrived in the UK from Denmark where 36 million of the fruit bars are consumed each year. With no added preservatives or sugar, the range comprises: Apple & Raspberry, Banana, Strawberry and Blackcurrant. HayMax is one of ten SMEs which has won a coveted place on The Guardian’s trade mission to Atlanta […]
Tideford Organics has introduced five new soups offering a series of fresh tastes for the spring and summer seasons using ingredients which are farmed responsibly using no pesticides. The varieties are: Beetroot Soup with Pomegranate, which has a natural sweetness due to the addition of carrots and parsnips as well as a subtle kick from […]
Natural eco anti-mosquito brand incognito is teaming up with Whole Foods Market for a series of in-store demos and advice sessions to support the stores’ Whole Planet Foundation. Whole Foods Market, which has nine stores in the UK, is also taking on three more of incognito’s product lines – Zap-Ease for bite relief, Insect Repellent […]
British company Nutrabiotics has launched a range of premium supplements aiming to promote a healthy lifestyle. The four-strong range comprises: Raspberry Ketone Extract, containing 600mg of the extract per capsule; High Strength Omega-3, Biotin & Natural Vitamin E for healthy hair, skin and nails; Pure Acai Berry, Raspberry Ketone & Green Coffee Extract; and Pure […]
Vitabiotics has launched a three-month national television advertising campaign on SKY channels featuring for the first time its Wellman and Wellwoman drinks. The campaign features world champion swimmer Mark Foster who describes how Wellman has contributed to his peak form for ten years and also explains that men and women have different vitamin needs, hence […]
Weleda has once again sponsored The Model Zone at London Fashion Week by offering pampering and organic beauty at the British Fashion Council’s chill-out area, which is becoming an increasingly popular fixture at the event. Revitalizing treatments and massages were offered by Weleda’s team of beauty therapists – Amanda Bucher, Shona McStravick and Dija Ayodele […]
Danish organic beauty company Urtekram has upgraded its bodycare range to meet the new COSMOS standard which will come into force after 31 December 2016. The creams and lotions in the offer now contain more than 20% organic dry matter (up from a minimum of 10% under Ecocert Greenlife guidelines) and a maximum of 2% […]
The UK’s first coconut chip brand Nudie Snacks has been launched by Freedom Brands Ltd, designed for both the snacking and baking markets. The Premium Toasted Coconut Chips aim to be an innovative, healthy, all-natural alternative to traditional potato crisps, with a third less of the carbohydrates and three times the fibre. Initially launching in […]
Traidcraft has extended its Geobar Fruity and Geobar Trail ranges, both of which are gluten-free and carry the Fairtrade logo. The Geobar Trail offer sees two new varieties: Cocoa & Beetroot, a raw fruit and nut wholefood bar packed with dates, raisins, cashews and cocoa; and Carrot & Stem Ginger, made with dates, raisins, cashews […]
Nutrisure recently launched its Supafude range of Soil Association-accredited organic superfood powders designed to appeal to children and teenagers. The offer comprises three varieties: Groovy Greens, comprising wheatgrass, hemp protein, barleygrass, pineapple and banana; Cosmic Choc including cocoa paste, lucuma, carob and vanilla; and Far Out Fruits, with banana, goji, hemp protein, pineapple and acai. […]
Award-winning natural and organic skincare company Botanicals has enhanced its products to conform with the new European Organic Standard COSMOS. COSMOS will come into effect after 31 December 2016 and bring together several European standards – BDIH (Germany), Cosmebio (France), Ecocert Greenlife (France), ICEA (Italy) and Soil Association (UK) – to form one internationally recognized […]
A new clinical study has shown that Lady Prelox, dubbed the UK’s first natural ‘pink pill’, can reduce menopause symptoms as well as improve sexual function. The double-blind placebo-controlled study, published in the Journal of Women’s Health Care, studied 80 women between 40 to 50 going through the transitional menopausal period and who had moderate […]
Goodness Gracious Foods (GGF) has introduced a new variety to its 100% organic baby food range in the shape of a Mango, Coconut and Brown Rice purée pouch. The new purée blends warming mango and energy-boosting orange with calming, balancing coconut milk and brown rice, a great source of fibre. It is designed for babies […]
The Organix Goodies range of toddler snacks has been given a brand new look, with the first new food launch – Organix Goodies Chunky Bars – showcasing the redesign. The new Organix Goodies Chunky Banana & Date Fruit Bar and Chunky Apple & Date Fruit Bar are made from 100% organic fruit and count as […]
Traidcraft has launched the first cookie range in the UK to use fairly-traded palm oil, FairPalm, sourced from smallholder farmers in West Africa. The refreshed range comprises Traidcraft favourites Stem Ginger and Double Chocolate Chunk as well as the new Fruit & Oat Chewy variety which combines sultanas, coconut and apricots. Traidcraft is working with […]
EC postpones bee-friendly pesticide vote
May 22, 2019 Jane Wolfe
On 8 May, the European Commission announced it would delay a vote to implement new bee-friendly pesticide testing standards and would instead conduct a review.
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.
News in brief
Wren Laboratories Ltd, the company behind OptiBac Probiotics, has been awarded The Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2019 in the international trade category. Dairy and egg-free cake brand Alternative Foods has announced that it has rebranded as OGGS and is launching into UK supermarkets from the end of this month. The Breakfast Pot, made with Hesper […]
UK’s first cannabis restaurant raided by police
Canna Kitchen, the Brighton restaurant, café and shop which opened in December claiming to be the first in the UK to offer cannabis-infused cuisine, was raided by Sussex Police on Wednesday.
Nurture through nature
May 7, 2019 Claire Lavelle
From pregnancy massage oils to baby toys made from sustainable materials, today’s parents are turning their backs on synthetics in favour of a more natural approach, reports Claire Lavelle
A sting in the tail?
Bee products are still flying off the shelves – but, asks Matt Chittock, will the vegan revolution prove a sting in the tail? (more…)
Protein goes green
From the humble pea to the mighty sunflower, plant-based sources of protein are gaining ground. Jo Caird examines the market and reports on a new public-facing campaign aimed at educating protein consumers (more…)
With growing emphasis being placed on reducing our use of the dreaded ‘p’ word (you know the one), Jane Wolfe discovers how natural health retailers can help their customers to pack a more eco-friendly suitcase. (more…)
AQUA Carpatica, the only naturally nitrate-free & lowest sodium water
AQUA Carpatica, a premium quality natural mineral water, dedicated to the most demanding health conscious people, babies and expectant mothers, organic food lovers and active lifestylers. AQUA Carpatica is nature’s most perfect mineral water, naturally Nitrate-free and the lowest Sodium level of any bottled natural mineral water on earth; the first of its kind in […]
Tooth powder as a powerful ally for your dental health
My Oradent tooth powder is neither a drug nor a medicine. Suitable for all consumers and also for vegans and vegetarians. Why in powder form? Studies have shown that tooth powder can be more effective at removing plaque than toothpaste. Plus, My Oradent does not contain fluoride, is non-toxic and is also safe for children. […]
Garden of Life®
Your body was created to eat, process, and derive its nutrition from food—real, healthy food. Garden of life® are fanatical about food. The core ethos is that they always start with real foods and these (foods) provide the formulas, the power to be at their best. Completely free of any synthetically created, chemical breakthroughs from […]
Setting Industry standards for Golden quality CBD Products
Over the past few years Hemp and its CBD-rich extracts have made a stunning entrance to the nutraceutical business. More and more people are now commenting on the wonderful health benefits of supplementing their diet with natural phytocannabinoids and new CBD oil brands pop-up regularly as a result.