The latest news from the natural and organic products industry.

Anthony Joshua gets into the ring with CBD brand Love Hemp

Love Hemp has announced that Anthony Joshua has become a key shareholder after it signed a three-year endorsement agreement with the boxer.

Polaar men’s skincare collection undergoes transformation

Arctic-inspired French brand Polaar has revamped its men’s skincare line with new packaging and fresh formulas with hard-working ingredients.

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

Central England Co-op announces 40% reduction in food waste

Central England Co-op has managed to cut its food waste by 40% over the past three years, from 2,445 tonnes in 2017 to 1,085 tonnes in 2020.

‘Plastic in product’ logo to mark plastic-free period products

The EC’s Single Use Plastic Directive rules that all disposable period products sold in the EU must display a ‘Plastic in product’ logo.

Time is ‘running out’ for climate change, warns CCC

The Climate Change Committee says ‘time is running out for realistic climate commitments’ after delays to the Government’s Ten-Point Plan.

90% of industry expected to attend leading Nordic trade shows

New survey reveals that 90% of people questioned plan to attend the Nordic Organic Food Fair and Eco Life Scandinavia in November.

Awards celebrated at HFMA AGM

The Health Food Manufacturers' Association has been shortlisted for two accolades in the Association Excellence Awards.

Quinola rebrand focuses on workers with learning disabilities

Quinola is rebranding its organic quinoa grains with new packs celebrating the people with learning disabilities who pack its products.

Good & Green opens doors to new flagship store in Tunbridge...

Family-owned G&G Vitamins opened the doors to a second, flagship Good & Green store, in Tunbridge Wells on 27 May.

Plastic bottles upcycled into vanilla flavouring

Scientists have discovered a way for plastic bottles to be turned into vanilla flavouring using genetically engineered bacteria.

Australia trade deal paves way for ‘climate-destructive deals’

Reacting to the news that a UK-Australia free trade deal has been agreed, Soil Association says British farmers ‘justifiably feel betrayed’.

Three UK winners at Sustainable Food Awards

The winners of the Sustainable Food Awards 2021 have been revealed at the Sustainable Foods Summit, organized by Ecovia Intelligence.

Super U to head stateside following Dragons’ Den investment

Super U is set to nearly triple its 2020 turnover and expand into the US after founders Charlotte and Sean appeared on Dragons’ Den.

#OhHelloBeauty campaign to boost high street

The British Beauty Council has launched its #OhHelloBeauty campaign to increase footfall on the high street and boost the salon/spa sector.

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Kati Kaia's new CIRCE 100% natural non-toxic, natural tree rubber yoga mats have a ‘vegan suede’ soft surface made from recycled PET bottles.

Mama & Baby Awards celebrate 2021’s natural and organic winners

Held today, the 8th Beauty Shortlist Mama & Baby Awards saw a plethora of innovative new products from the natural and organic sector.

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Montezuma’s has unveiled its 2021 Father’s Day range of chocolate goodies, including a giant Father's Day Nutterscotch 300g Bar.

Better Nature gets set for a meat-free summer

Better Nature has introduced a line of competitively priced products to make healthy, plant-based eating more accessible to consumers.

Honey Tradition creates innovative infused chocolate collection

Milton Keynes-based boutique brand Honey Tradition has introduced a new range of luxury, raw honey-infused chocolate bars to its offer.