This year’s Organic Food Awards feature a special dairy award for Best Organic Dairy, with Acorn Dairy of Darlington taking the hotly contested prize. The award was based on extra criteria including farm management, conservation, animal welfare and community involvement, as well as taste (more…)
The latest news from the natural and organic products industry.
The team behind new natural skincare brand JooMo is challenging the skin care industry to clean up its act. The company claims its new natural face wash, which is aimed at young people, is the first ever 100 per cent natural product in the category. “We are not trying to say that the leading face […]
Kinetic are delighted to announce that Antipodes, the premium organic skincare brand from New Zealand, is now listed in the new beauty concept at Selfridges. Named “The Beauty Workshop”, the concession brings together over 50 new beauty brands from across the globe. “We are delighted with the introduction of Antipodes in Selfridges, as well as […]
Pioneering cleaning brand Ecover has today (4 September 2012) announced the creation of “the world’s largest green cleaning product company” following its acquisition of San Francisco-based Method – the premium planet-friendly and design-driven home, fabric and personal care products brand. (more…)
Leading natural product distributors Kinetic celebrated a successful August which included a UK retailer tour. (more…)
A review of research into the nutritional benefits of organic foods compared to conventional has shown that organic “confers no significant health benefit”, reports The New York Times, The Times the BBC and others. But organic advocates say that the researcher’s “medicalised” approach to the subject drowned out real differences between organic and conventional. (more…)
We catch up with free-from expert Tarja Moles to chat about her new book No Naughties: Sweet treats without sugar, wheat, gluten and yeast. (more…)
Natural and organic food pioneer Kallo, is launching its biggest ever TV advertising campaign today (3 September) as it aims for double digit growth in 2012. It’s the first time Kallo has been on TV in three years and marks a major new brand positioning – ‘Say Kallo to simple pleasures’, bringing its new manifesto […]
Sixty vegetarian and vegan friendly foods produced by award-winning ethical food firm The Redwood Wholefood Company have been certified halal by the European Halal Development Agency (EHDA). (more…)
Top organic chef Barny Haughton cooked up food for the first time on an allotment on Sunday. (more…)
Sun Chlorella, the UK branch of the Japanese global health company, is targeting a new audience of consumers with the launch of Sun Chlorella ‘A’ Granules. (more…)
A growing body of research suggests that Alzheimer’s disease is actually a form of diabetes, reports New Scientist. (more…)
Organic Seed & Bean has branched out into new snack size chocolate bars. The new bars, which are launching in September at lunch!, are Fairtrade and organic. (more…)
Leading natural products wholesaler Tree of Life will be giving every qualifying retailer a £50 pre-paid fuel card to help with costs of travelling to its popular ‘Tree Time’ open day event. (more…)
Long standing favourite snacking option of the vegetarian world Panda Liquorice has made it official after receiving approval from the Vegetarian Society to use the Vegetarian Society logo on packs. (more…)
‘Dig a bit deeper into the company behind your daily vitamins’, is the message from Viridian Nutrition as the company goes underground with its latest advertising campaign, on the London Underground. (more…)
Higher Living, Dr Stuart and Kromland Farm have partnered with brand experts Healthy Sales and Marketing, as they look to support and drive health food trade listings. (more…)
TV doctor, Dr Chris Steele MBE, says he always knew that the HayMax barrier balm would be able to trap house dust and cat allergens. Now, new research from the National Pollen and Aerobiology Research Unit (NPARU) has shown that his first instincts were right. HayMax was developed by hayfever sufferer Max Wiseberg for his […]
Exhibition space for the Nordic natural and organic products industry’s first-ever dedicated trade show – Natural Products Scandinavia – is now almost entirely sold out. (more…)
James White Drinks is introducing two new variants to its Beet It beetroot drink line-up – Beet It with Passion and Beet It with Ginger. (more…)
TED-style talks on stage at NPE
February 15, 2018 Rosie Greenaway
The Natural Products Talks Theatre programme at this year’s NPE will feature a mix of fast-paced TED-style talks, dynamic panel discussions and live interviews.
Living Nature Skin Steps land on UK shelves
Living Nature, a certified natural skincare and cosmetics range from New Zealand, has now made its new-look Skin Steps box sets available to the UK market.
Carun Active Hemp conquers the den
Hemp product producer Carun UK secured an investment of £50,000 from Jenny Campbell in a recent edition of BBC Two’s Dragons’ Den.
News in brief
Sweet-toothed customers across London can now purchase chocolate from Love Cocoa on the Deliveroo app, including individual bars and collection boxes. The chocolate gifts can be delivered to customers in around 20 minutes.
November 21, 2017 Jane Wolfe
With mounting research emphasizing the crucial part the microbiome plays in preventing and fighting disease, Jane Wolfe takes a look at the best ways to optimize gut health (more…)
Food of the gods
Regularly consuming a little of what you love could have long-term health benefits – even where chocolate is concerned, discovers Rosie Greenaway (more…)
A significant rise in job insecurity since the UK’s decision to leave the EU means people are loath to take time off work – and with an increase in colds and flu, this is leading to higher demand for OTC remedies. Jane Wolfe reports (more…)
Let’s do lunch!
Sharna Waid has been taking a look at how natural products retailers and brands are maximizing the crucial two-hour lunchtime selling period (more…)
Natural beauty made in Cyprus
Sharna Waid has been finding out how passionate producers in Cyprus are using the fruits of the land to create natural beautifying cosmetics. According to the ancient myth, Aphrodite – the goddess of love and beauty, pleasure and procreation – was born out of the waves off the coast of Cyprus. Aside from attracting three […]
As Europe braces itself for a winter flu outbreak, protect yourself with Sambucol and the power of black elderberry.
Experts across Europe have warned the EU to brace itself for a bad flu season this winter. A new vaccine has been produced which is effective in fighting H3N2, the flu strain likely to hit the region this year; however, the vaccine is generally available for free to over 65s, pregnant women, those with an […]