Eating out as a vegan is no longer a time-consuming, difficult challenge it once was – food options have become so much better, particularly over the last few years. It’s hard to believe those who have been vegan for decades used to carry around their own little carton of soya milk, just to be in […]
Here we bring you the thoughts of the natural and organic products industry’s leading commentators and opinion formers.
In a letter to the editor, John Brear, national sales director at Bio-Nature, takes a moment to share his thoughts on his friend and colleague Diane Suddell, who passed away on 25 July.
Protein is not in short supply in UK diets, but nevertheless, it’s a hot topic in the world of food. National guidelines encourage us to eat more beans and pulses because they are healthy and sustainable sources of this nutrient, but some people are not familiar with these foods. We can help to protect our […]
Plastics in the sea, straws, billions of unrecyclable coffee cups: 2018 has been the year of environmental sustainability … or at least that’s how it seems.
Whether it’s beautifully arranged plant-based dishes on Instagram, animal rights billboard campaigns, or lengthy features in Sunday supplements of our national newspapers, veganism is increasingly present in our lives.
In April, Natural & Organic Products Europe hosted an eagerly anticipated session with Michael Wale in conversation with activist and MP Zac Goldsmith, in which he talked Michael Gove, GM, CAP and his role in the Tory Party. Here we take a look at some of the highlights How did you first get involved in […]
Rosie Greenaway sits with Antipodes founder Elizabeth Barbalich on the Kinetic stand at Natural & Organic Products Europe to discuss Manuka honey, online marketplaces, self-care and how her favourite form of London transport inspired the brand’s latest publicity stunt Spend any time with Antipodes founder Elizabeth Barbalich and it will quickly become clear that the […]
It’s been estimated that over half a million Brits are eating vegan diets, and many more are deciding to consume less animal products.
Natural beauty, health and wellness blogger Ailish Lucas reports from the Indie Beauty Expo in LA to bring us some of the key trends coming out of the US which are worth paying attention to
In 2016, inspired by his great-great-great grandfather – the founder of Cadbury chocolate, which was subject to a hostile takeover in 2010 – James Cadbury started the organic chocolate company Love Cocoa. Here, Jane Wolfe talks to him about how the ethical beliefs of his family have influenced his brand
When Alaskan fish oil manufacturer Wiley’s Finest first hit British shores some three years ago, it discovered a calibre of consumer unlike anything the brand had encountered in the US. Here, CEO Sam Wiley, tells Rosie Greenaway how he navigated new waters and what sustainability means to the brand.
Ahead of Natural & Organic Products Europe (NPE) in April, show organizer Diversified Communications has been hearing from industry figures about trends, innovation, opportunities, challenges and the ‘ones to watch’ for 2018.
The Vegan Society respond to Patrick Holford’s column ‘The dangers of a vegan diet’ with a letter to the editor.
Long before we Brits craved the perfect night in, the Danish had a word for it. Hygge, pronounced ‘hoo-gah’ is a Scandinavian way of life that celebrates cosiness, shared meals and interactions with friends and family.
So here we are, approaching the end of 2017. And, although we are not quite there, I’m already reflecting on what has been a very exciting year for the organic sector.
Even those of us who try to avoid politics at all costs cannot fail to notice that Britain’s exit from the EU looms ever closer, and that The British Government has been talking more about the preparations it is making for Brexit. Food businesses across the UK may not want to think about the issue […]
Continuous promotion is a necessity to attract and keep customers, but margin erosion must be closely managed. A key objective of sales promotion is therefore to achieve highest impact at lowest cost.
Craig Sams offers an alternative perspective on the culture of prescription drug addiction, saying a natural solution could be more effective in treating depression.
It’s the season to drink and be merry, but there’s a good and a bad side to alcohol. Moderate drinkers have a lower risk of a number of diseases, including heart disease and dementia.
After plenty of research, a lot of consultation and a few rounds of editing, October saw the launch of our Organic Supply Chain Report – a consensus gathered from industry on the challenges and opportunities currently presented in the organic sector.
News in brief
February 15, 2019 Jane Wolfe
Real Handful has made its debut into the kids snacking market with the launch of BUNDLZ, a two-strong range of yoghurt-coated clusters in Strawberry & Raspberry or Apple & Blackberry. Delamere Dairy has launched its new Planted range into 330ml cartons and added two new flavours: Almond Drink with Coffee and Oat Drink with Date […]
Neal’s Yard kicks off frankincense initiative
Ahead of the release of its latest frankincense-based hand serum at the end of February, Neal’s Yard Remedies has launched Project Frankincense, an initiative to propagate, cultivate and care for the sustainable production of frankincense in Oman.
Organic sector set to be worth £2.5BN by 2020
The UK organic market is now worth £2.33 billion following sales growth of 5.3% in 2018, according to the Soil Association Organic Market Report 2019.
News in brief
Organix has launched a new ad campaign built around the platform ‘Fuel their Wonder’. The fully integrated £1 million campaign is running across All4, Sky and ITVHub and is supported by online video, social, radio and in store. BioCare’s Education Series 2019 comprises sessions on Nurturing Your Health with Alessandro Ferretti, and Nutritional Kintsugi with […]
Land of confusion
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Allergy season may be approaching but, as Kate Miller discovers, following a number of recent high-profile cases of anaphylaxis there’s an altogether more serious issue which health food stores should be aware of: food allergen labelling (more…)
Pick of the products 2018
One of the most fascinating things about our industry – apart from the continual development and discovery (or rediscovery) of health-giving ingredients and their benefits, leading to a stream of innovation – are the ethical strides taken to make it a sector to be truly proud of. When, in 2018 the nation received a rude […]
Mind full less
Rather than making life easier, our increasing connectivity is raising the nation’s stress levels as we strive to remain available at all times for all people, while also allaying our fear of missing out (FOMO). Jane Wolfe looks at why we could all do with taking a few deep breaths (more…)
Turning over a new leaf
As the smoke clears around a fresh wave of legislation, Matt Chittock explores how next-generation healthy cannabis products are setting new highs for health stores – no Rizlas required (more…)
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.
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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 […]
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