News in brief


Bite-size pieces of news from Natural Products News

  • VAHDAM India’s Happy Halloween occasion tea gift box features its new Pumpkin Spice tea flavour, a blend of sweet pumpkin and traditional spices, including ginger and cardamom.
  • Natural snack brand Olly’s is set to launch a new wider range into Waitrose, Boots and Booths this autumn. Products include White Chocolate Pretzels, Sweet Chilli Pretzel Thins, Garlic & Basil Olives and Chilli & Lime Nuts.
  • Teapigs has added two new flavours to its range of limited-edition winter blends: Sweet Spearmint and Toffee Apple. Its advent calendar is also returning in time for Christmas.
  • Company Shop Group, UK redistributor of surplus food and household products, has been crowned winner of the Innovation Award at the Food and Drink Federation Awards 2021.
  • Mash Direct is launching new eco packaging, as part of its trial with Foundation Earth. The packaging displays a traffic light system of how ecologically sustainable the product is and gives an overall ‘grade’ to provide an at-a-glance score.
  • Personalized vitamin company Vitl has introduced a limited edition Mind and Body vitamin pack. Each 28-day pack provides four daily supplements packaged in handy daily strips and designed to help users to feel, look, sleep and focus better.
  • Munchy Seeds has been awarded gold stars for three of its flavours – Salted Caramel, Super Berry Breakfast Booster and Warm Cumin & Fennel savoury sprinkles – in this year’s Great Taste Awards 2021.
  • Mahi Naturals has picked up eight awards for its brands, including: Gold for Hope’s Relief Body Wash and Silver for its Cleansing Bar in the Beauty Bible Awards; and Gold for Emani Double Lash Mascara in the Global Green Beauty/make-up Awards.
  • Plant-based pork brand OmniPork has launched The Big Vegan Pig Out, a campaign in partnership with 12 restaurants which will create new dishes using OmniPork’s Mince and Luncheon.
  • Holland & Barrett has opened the doors to its relocated Leicester store, based in Fosse Park shopping centre. The 1,367sq ft store features over 3,000 products and has been refitted using 100% recyclable materials.
  • Una Patches are small, discreet patches that release CBD over a 24-hour period to help combat pain, sleep disturbance and stress. They are biodegradable and waterproof.
  • Sustainable advertising platform WeAre8 has joined Ad Net Zero – the UK advertising industry’s initiative to respond to the climate crisis caused by CO2 emissions.
  • British oat producer Glebe Farm has launched a money back guarantee to coffee professionals for all purchases of its British oat drink made during the month of October.
  • Organix has announced two senior hires – former Divine Chocolate marketing director Mandy Bobrowski and Matt Goddard from PepsiCo – to spearhead its plans to accelerate its growth.
  • Meat-free brand Better Nature has partnered with food delivery app Jiffy – the first time any tempeh products have been available on the app.
  • Wild Wash’s new Cat Paw Balm is designed to nourish dry paws, restore them to optimum condition and help form a barrier to protect from everyday wear and tear.
  • Clockface Beauty’s new 100% natural, vegan Intense Eye Oil includes prickly pear oil, as well as green coffee bean, broccoli seed, moringa oil and kiwi fruit seed oil.
  • Expanding its line-up of plant-based, healthy alternatives to everyday essentials, The Groovy Food Company has launched a new organic Date Syrup exclusively to Tesco.
  • Glanbia Nutritionals has announced the appointment of Grace Cahalane as product strategic manager for bars and healthy snacking in EMEA.