Daylesford Organic has launched a Zero Waste Pantry in its flagship farm shop in Kingham to curb the use of single-use packaging and reduce food waste.
Branded a danger to human health, for many, the banning of the most commonly sold weedkiller in the world — glyphosate — is long overdue. After discovering food containing the herbicide, the European Parliament recently voted in favour of phasing out glyphosate across the continent over the next five years.
The annual health food trade golf day – The Tophill Tournament – is open for entries. The event, run by Colin Tophill, takes place on Wednesday 7th June 2017 at Windlesham Golf Club in Surrey. CLICK HERE for more information as well as to book your place. Sponsors of the event include A. Nelson & Co, Bioglan, […]
Independent health store chain Revital has opened a new London store and completely overhauled its brand identity. “We’ve been expanding – over the last three years we’ve opened five or six new stores – and we’re continuing that trend,” explains Rahil Vora, director. “We’ve seen a growth in the industry and a growth in demand.” […]
The results of research commissioned by NATRUE and carried out by the GfK Group were revealed earlier this month at a conference at the European Parliament in Brussels. “As the terms ‘natural’ and ‘organic’ for cosmetics remain without a regulatory definition to date, private standards exist,” explains Julie Tyrrell, director at NATRUE, so the Exploring the […]
Thousands of commuters at London’s Waterloo station were give some food for thought yesterday (12 November) when they came face to face with a giant billboard message proclaiming ‘Reject GMOs’. The digital ad formed part of a major day of action aimed at warning UK citizens of the hazards of genetically modified foods. Watch the […]
Wild Oats has been a beacon for healthy living for over thirty years. Here, Natural Products editor Jim Manson talks with the store’s founder, Mike Abrahams, about how his own life experiences – and unconventional career path – directly shaped the Wild Oats story When I ask Mike Abrahams if he thinks his career trajectory […]
Natural Products magazine is preparing a feature on the current sugar debate, particularly as it affects products on sale through the health for channel. We’d like to hear what both retailers and brands think about the issue, and his the health food trade should respond. If you’re retailer, and can spare a few minutes answering […]
Natural health expert Dr Marilyn Glenville has developed a new project in conjunction with Champneys Tring where she is putting on four, two-day weekend retreats for women covering different aspects of health. Balancing Your Hormones – Naturally is the first weekend, running from 10-12 October, and is designed for women of all ages to get […]
Following the rebrand of its rice cake portfolio in 2013, Kallo is introducing a slate of new products this year to expand its presence in the wider snacking category, using its ‘eat well, live well’ ethos. The offering includes a series of firsts in the category and includes the launch of super seed cakes, premium […]
Emmanuel Giboulot, the biodynamic winegrower who was taken to court for ignoring an official order to spray his vines with insecticide, has been instructed to pay a fine of €500 by a French court. On 7 April Giboulot, who faced a maximum sentence of six months in prison and a fine of €300,000, was sentenced […]
With so many famous faces now adopting the vegan diet, the number of consumers developing a healthy appetite for vegan food is booming. As a result, the number of companies now registered with the International Vegan Trademark at this year’s Natural & Organic Products Europe Show (NOPE) has shot up by a staggering 65%. “Last […]
Gregory Hamilton, currently general manager of Harvey Nichols’ Knightsbridge store, will take up the role of commercial director at Planet Organic in May 2014. Hamilton has held senior management roles at Harvey Nichols for the last ten years. Previous to that he worked at Harrods for ten years. Peter Marsh, CEO of Planet Organic said: […]
With around 65% of adults reported to experience stress or anxiety, Jane Wolfe seeks out some naturally calming influences (more…)
Following a ten-week trial last year, Lidl is rolling out its Healthy Checkout initiative to all of its 600 stores. The initiative, which comes hot on the heels of a National Obesity Forum report into the true extent of the UK’s obesity problem, will see sweets and chocolates removed from checkouts and replaced by healthier […]
Vitamin Center, an Italian distributor of food and sports supplements, and High5, a UK manufacturer of sports nutrition products, are the latest names in the sports nutrition world to sign up to membership of The European Specialist Sports Nutrition Alliance (ESSNA). They join recent recruit Grenade and bring the total membership up to 37 members. […]
Natural Products editor Jim Manson has been to see how new Brighton-based ethical supermarket hiSbe is showing how food retailing should be ‘Happiness’ and ‘supermarkets’. Two words you don’t often see together. But that could all be about to change with the launch of Brighton-based ethical supermarket hiSbe. Standing for ‘how it should be’, hiSbe […]
Over the weekend of September 6-8 the Food Organisation of Denmark delivered a first rate consumer show which inspired and delighted visitors to Aarhus (foodfestival.dk/en/om-food-festival). Last year the show attracted 30,000 visitors and with sunny weather this year it is likely that this figure was exceeded. The setting was idyllic. Next time you are incarcerated […]
Award-winning immune support drink Mune has been re-branded and relaunched. Mune Immune Support comes in two flavours – Original and Revive. Mune Original is tart cherry-based, with black elderberry, lemon, manuka honey and ginger, and Mune Revive combines coconut, pineapple, blood orange, agave nectar and lemon grass. The drinks are free from added sugar and […]
West Yorkshire-based Little Valley Brewery has seen a surge in sales of its award-winning range of premium quality cask and bottle conditioned organic beers. Little Valley recently expanded its production facilities so that it can go from producing 40,000 pints per month to approximately 108,000 in order to meet current demand and find new business […]
YourZooki secures £950K backing to meet surge in demand
August 13, 2020 Jim Manson
YourZooki, the provider of specialist liposomol vitamin C, has secured a £950K funding package to fulfil a significant spike in sales.
Why mask-wearing could be making people shop more healthily
As mask-wearing becomes increasingly ‘normalized’, is the act of wearing a face covering having an effect on purchasing decisions?
‘Don’t miss out’: retailers urged to engage with new consumer directory
Leading industry organizations HFMA, NAHS and HFI are collaborating on a major new direct to consumer campaign called HealthyDoesIt.
New online store for Archie Browns
Prompted by customer demand – primarily due to the COVID-19 crisis – Truro health food store Archie Browns launched its online store at the end of July.
An apple a day
August 10, 2020 Jo Caird
The market for apple cider vinegar products has exploded in recent years. Jo Caird finds out why (more…)
Playgrounds and pandemics
As parents prepare to drop their children off at the school gates after a prolonged period of homeschooling, nerves will run high over kids’ wellbeing.
Nature has the answer
As we continue to face COVID-19 challenges, organic is enjoying growth. Emily McCoy hears why the Organic September campaign says nature has the answer.
Sustainability: stemming the tide
Recent pressure from the plastics industry to delay single-use plastic bans amid questions of safety during COVID-19 may signal a dangerous backslide, but Jane Wolfe discovers the natural and organic sector isn’t about to stop innovating when it comes to sustainability (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 […]
Mineral-rich New Zealand volcanic mud delivers instant illumination for your skin
It may seem counter-intuitive to apply mud to your skin in order to cleanse it, but the skin-enhancing benefits of mineral-rich mud have been harnessed for beauty treatments all over the world for centuries. Antipodes® uses white volcanic mud sourced from central New Zealand’s dramatic central plateau in its new Halo Skin-Brightening Facial Mud Mask […]
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.
How to become the next influential natural beauty brand
The world doesn’t need another natural beauty brand. It’s a market that is set to be worth up to $54 billion by 2027. It’s saturated like every other industry in the world. What it does need however, is a brand that is passionate, value driven and has clarity around how they want to shake things […]