The latest news from the natural and organic products industry.

Yumchi expands authentic Korean offer, launches online store

Continuing its mission to bring Korean flavours to the West, Yumchi has introduced new Gochugaru Chilli Flakes to its offer.

Beyond Meat seals global three-year deal with McDonald’s

As part of a three-year agreement with McDonald’s, Beyond Meat is to be the chain’s preferred supplier for the patty in its McPlant burger.

Lucy’s Wine opens to cater for rising demand for organic wines

Lucy’s Wine – described as ‘the new destination for natural, organic and sustainable wines’ – has opened its virtual doors to wine lovers.

News in brief

BetterYou is campaigning for the UK Government to create a unified waste plastic collection/recycling programme in the UK through a petition.

Spotlight series

Natural Products News shines a spotlight on the latest launches, campaigns, award wins and more from natural and organic brands and businesses

Retail business rates holiday extended to June

Retailers and other businesses in hospitality and leisure have been granted an extension to the business rates holiday to June.

CRAVE taste? Start-up launches with vegan rice milk chocolate bars

Start-up vegan snack brand CRAVE has come to market with a duo of rice milk chocolate bars to make 'taste and toppings the star of the show’.

13,800 participants ‘e-meet’ at BioFach virtual event

The organizer of the BIOFACH/VIVANESS 2021 eSPECIAL has reported that 13,800 participants from 136 countries attended the virtual event.

New Zealand to offer free period products to schoolchildren

New Zealand has become the latest country to promise free period products in schools in Government efforts to stamp out period poverty.

Finn Cottle retires from Soil Association Certification

Soil Association Certification has announced that Finn Cottle, long-standing trade consultant, is retiring.

New wellness drink Emunity harnesses benefits of nettles

New Emunity has been created as a ready-to-drink natural health drink to offer the healing and immune-boosting benefits of nettle in a can.

Awake Organics aims for healthy growth with new hair care duo

Plastic-free personal care brand Awake Organics has added two new cruelty-free, vegan products to its natural hair growth line.

Winners of the Beauty Shortlist and Eco Lifestyle Awards revealed

Today sees the winners of the Beauty Shortlist Awards and the (brand new for 2021) Eco Lifestyle Awards announced.

Antipodes harnesses power of probiotics in new night time recovery cream

The latest innovation from Antipodes is Culture Probiotic Night Recovery Water Cream, with probiotics, hyaluronic acid and natural extracts.

Report reveals consumer attitudes to sustainability in beauty

A new report from The Pull Agency has revealed consumer views about sustainability in the beauty and personal care arena.

Codex Beauty introduces efficacy panels to eliminate consumer confusion

In a global first, plant-based biotech beauty brand Codex Beauty Labs is introducing on-pack ‘efficacy panels’ on each of its products.

‘Save our High Streets’ plead MPs

Ahead of the Budget a group of 45 MPs from the north of England are urging the Chancellor to ‘save the High Street’ by cutting business rates.

Menopausal skin gets mojo back with new Faace mask

Launching this month, new Menopause Faace has been specifically formulated to help tackle the skin issues often experienced during menopause.

Weleda takes inspiration from succulents for latest skincare line

Weleda’s new spring launch is a 24h hydrating facial care range based on the prickly pear cactus and formulated to deeply hydrate skin.

Spotlight series

Faith In Nature has harnessed the power of rich shea butter and non-greasy, nourishing argan oil, for its new Shea & Argan collection.