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 […]
EHL Ingredients has launched a premium Mexican oregano onto the UK market . This authentic Mexican variety features the dried leaves of the perennial herb Lippia graveolens and was launched in response to customer demand for an authentic Mexican Oregano herb. Tasneem Backhouse, sales director at EHL Ingredients comments: “Mexican food is reaching new heights of success […]
Natural & Organic Products Europe returns to London’s Olympia on Sunday and Monday, 7-8 April 2013, with over 600 exhibitors from all around the world. The UK’s biggest showcase of natural, organic, Fairtrade, free-from, sustainable, and eco-friendly products – including food and drink, health and nutrition, beauty, and natural living – the following is just […]
TED-style talks on stage at NPE
February 15, 2018 Rosie Greenaway
The Natural Products Talks Theatre programme at this year’s NPE will feature a mix of fast-paced TED-style talks, dynamic panel discussions and live interviews.
Living Nature Skin Steps land on UK shelves
Living Nature, a certified natural skincare and cosmetics range from New Zealand, has now made its new-look Skin Steps box sets available to the UK market.
Carun Active Hemp conquers the den
Hemp product producer Carun UK secured an investment of £50,000 from Jenny Campbell in a recent edition of BBC Two’s Dragons’ Den.
News in brief
Sweet-toothed customers across London can now purchase chocolate from Love Cocoa on the Deliveroo app, including individual bars and collection boxes. The chocolate gifts can be delivered to customers in around 20 minutes.
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…)
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 […]
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 […]