Sales revenue, margin, profit, customers per day, average sales value etcetera are all standard metrics in identifying how well your business is doing. There are however metric aspects which businesses can get completely wrong resulting in poor decisions.
Here we bring you the thoughts of the natural and organic products industry’s leading commentators and opinion formers.
Last month I joined the special 90th birthday celebrations for Weleda’s pioneering Skin Food product.
“If you want to know what happens when a country leaves the European Union, you might as well ask the Inuit.” That was the BBC’s Brian Milligan being simultaneously flippant and factual last month (factual, because Greenland is the only other country ever to have left the EU – or the EEC as it was […]
Is it time we stopped blaming all grains and acknowledge that they have been part of humanity’s evolution for the last million years? asks Patrick Holford.
Efforts to reform the organic industry may already have been overtaken by events, says Simon Wright.
Summer solstice (solstice derived from the Latin word sol, meaning ‘sun’) happens around 21 June, and is the longest day of the year. It’s also the only day of the year when all locations inside the Arctic Circle experience a continuous period of daylight for 24 hours, and many argue that it marks the official […]
How can we free organic from its self-imposed bureaucratic box? We could always ask Brussels to privatize us, says Craig Sams
Here, nutritional therapist Katie Clare takes a look at the often controversial subject of detoxification.
Nelsons’ director of regulatory affairs Steve Mann looks at the possible outcomes of the EU Referendum and what they may mean for the health industry.
Life in the 21st century is just one long, ever-decreasing circle of commonality. In the same way that the older you get, the social game of six degrees of separation actually begins to ring true, it seems to me that no matter what genre you look at, it’s intrinsically linked with all others.
Is moringa the ‘superfood of superfoods’? asks Patrick Holford
John Silvestro has some tips on how to show your customers how premium can be affordable.
As the nation ponders the Brexit question, Craig Sams reflects on the EU’s inglorious record on food and health.
Based in Glastonbury, Indigo Herbs began as the brainchild of Steve McKewon in his garden office back in 2004. Mckewon spotted a gap in the market when he was searching for unusual natural health ingredients for himself and his family online.
Despite reports of growing losses at Tesco-owned NutriCentre and a candid analysis by its recently appointed management team of earlier operational failings, news that the supermarket is to close its specialist health and wellbeing business has shocked the natural products industry.
Agile, innovative and with UK and export sales growing strongly, Natures Aid is powering ahead from its Lancashire base.
Research has demonstrated that green tea is packed with beauty benefits that consumers can attain by drinking it as well as by applying it directly onto their our skin, which is great news for all you natural beauty retailers looking for a nifty way to tap in to next month’s Fairtrade Fortnight.
It’s official, the ideal age for a person, according to the people of Britain, is 36. New research brought to us by a recent YouGov survey shows that the majority of the 1,700 people who took part in the poll view middle age as having the highest prestige, status and everything else deemed to be […]
OK, reversing humanity’s decline took 40 or 50 years longer than we thought. But let’s celebrate it anyway, writes Craig Sams.
The process of making a new cell in your body starts by copying the map of how to build that cell, which is contained in a package of DNA strands called a chromosome.
Juiceburst rebrands, reformulates, extends range
January 16, 2018 Jane Wolfe
Soft drinks brand Juiceburst has reformulated and rebranded across its entire portfolio, as well as creating two new additions to its core range.
OTB receives £1.73m in funding
The Organic Trade Board (OTB) is to receive a loan from Triodos Bank, Europe’s leading sustainable bank, to help grow organic sales in the UK in 2018 and beyond.
Forest Whole Foods named Best New Business
Online organic retailer Forest Whole Foods has been awarded Best New Business in the New Forest Business Partnership’s Brilliance in Business Awards.
Gove charms audience at the Oxford Real Farming Conference
Michael Gove became the first Defra minister to address the rebel Real Farming Conference in Oxford, usually a prerogative of the established Oxford Farming Conference.
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…)
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 […]
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 […]