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The latest news from the natural and organic products industry.

Mee creates innovative water-soluble Organic CBD formats

Aiming to get cannabinoids into the kitchens of mainstream consumers, CBD Brand Mee has formulated a line of water-soluble formats.

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Tisserand Aromatherapy has expanded its Happy Vibes and Real Calm blends to include single Roller Balls and Diffuser Oils.

Nutrition ‘neglected’ in medical training, says report

A new report published by the MDPI points to nutrition being ‘neglected’ in UK undergraduate and post-graduate medical training.

Unilever to remove ‘normal’ from beauty and personal care packaging and...

Unilever is eliminating the word ‘normal’ from its personal care brands’ packaging and advertising as part of its Positive Beauty initiative.

French and German consumers willing to pay more for certified cosmetics

According to a new NATRUE study, approximately 90% of consumers would be happy to pay more for a certified cosmetic product.

Yoppie tackles PMS with new symptom-targeted supplements

In a bid to take the complexity and stress out of tackling PMS, Yoppie has created three supplements to target the most common symptoms. 

Pure Lakes wins recognition for refill initiative

A new refill initiative by Pure Lakes has been recognized in the Circular Economy category at the National Recycling Awards.

Shareholder pressure pushes Tesco towards health targets

‘Rising investor concerns’ over corporate health impacts leads Tesco to increase its proportion of sales from healthier products to 65%.

Tea India appeals to consumers’ wanderlust with new single-estate collection

Tea India has introduced a new line of Regional Single-Estate Teas in a bid to take them on an ‘exotic journey to the tea gardens of India’. 

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Newly launched oat milk chocolate brand HiP (Happiness in Plants) has secured a major new listing in the shape of WHSmith Travel Retail.

The EHPM calls upon MEPs to ‘defend natural health’

Plans by the EC to prohibit the use of hydroxyanthracene-containing extracts have been countered in a petition by the EHPM.

Highlights from the Organic Trade Board AGM

In the OTB's Annual Members Briefing several topics concerning organic were covered including export, Kantar data and marketing in 2021.

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New Soda Water from Dash is said to be a first of its kind mixer, containing no calories, sugar or sweeteners.

Watch again: Natural Products Meets Cheryl Thallon

The first session of Natural Products Meets is now available to watch again on Diversified Communications’ YouTube channel.

New venture on the horizon after Beanfreaks closes flagship Cardiff store

Health food store Beanfreaks has closed the doors of its Cardiff city centre store, but is on the verge of opening a smaller concept store.

Tribute paid to Natures Aid co-founder Paul Marshall

Tim Gaunt, on behalf of Natures Aid, pays tribute to Paul Marshall, co-founder of the VMS manufacturer, who passed away in February.

Easy Bean relaunches ‘pioneering’ plant-based pot meals

Somerset-based food producer Easy Bean has refreshed its chilled, plant-based one-pot meals with improved recipes and bright packaging.

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.

Tom Oliver Nutrition links with PGA for wellness partnership

Tom Oliver Nutrition has teamed up with the PGA to become its preferred provider of vitamins, minerals and nutritional supplements.

A solid win for green make-up lovers

The latest innovation from zero waste beauty and personal care brand Lamazuna is a Solid Make-Up Remover for face and eyes.