News in brief from Natural Products News

The tenth annual Free From Skincare Awards are now open to entries. The Awards celebrate the best ‘free-from’ cosmetic products and feature 16 product categories, including new categories for Deodorants, and Toners, Waters and Spritzes. There are also special awards for Best Brand and Free From Achievement’.

For the first time in four years, Fairtrade Divine Chocolate is back on the shelves in Tesco stores around the country, offering customers its vegan and plastic-free Easter eggs.

FOGA’s new range of high protein, vegan breakfast Oatshakes have launched into Sainsbury’s and are available in Blueberry Pie, Strawberry & Raspberry and Peanut Butter & Berries.

Following the successful launch of the brand’s Chocolate & Hazelnut variant, Whole Earth has launched its latest innovation – Smooth Peanut Butter with Honey – into Asda stores.

The Good Earth range of Kombucha scooped Product of The Year in the Chilled Fortified Drinks category in the Consumer Survey of Product Innovation 2021.

As it launched its 100% Natural Powdered Erythritol in a smaller 200g packet size, NKD Living also announced a new partnership with Crisis UK in order to help raise awareness of the homelessness charity’s work.

The British Association of Beauty Therapy & Cosmetology has launched the Inspiring Beauty Awards to celebrate champions in the industry who have shown incredible positivity and vision through the pandemic.

S-Ventures PLC has acquired a 75.1% interest in plantain snack brand We Love Purely Limited through the issue of 1,529,267 ordinary shares in S-Ventures.

Purition’s latest flavour of Wholefood Nutrition blends is Banana, available in both vegan and whey options.

Miami Cocktail Company has announced the UK launch of its newest offering of single-serve Organic SPRITZ cocktails available to purchase online from Revl and in over 180 Waitrose locations nationwide.

Kate Percy’s Go Bites energy balls are now available in a multipack format containing Strawberry + Cashew, Coconut + Date and Hazelnut + Cacao variants. Made from 100% natural ingredients with no added sugar they contain 81-88 calories per 24g pack.

Small Giants has launched its Rosemary & Thyme and Tomato & Oregano varieties of bite-sized savoury crackers made with cricket flour into 70 Sainsbury’s stores as part of the chain’s Future Brands initiative.

Kombucha brand The GUTsy Captain has launched a new zero sugar, zero calorie range of six flavours – Original, Ginger & Lemon, Pomegranate, Watermelon & Mint, Passionfruit and Raspberry – available in 250ml cans, 400ml and 1L PET bottles and 300ml glass bottles.