Mark Ruskell, MSP, has called for organic food to be made a mandatory requirement in all Scottish public sector kitchens, including schools and hospitals.
Danish organic beauty brand Urtekram has enhanced its UK offer with a brand new scent: Nordic Berry. The new fragrance will be available over four products: Shampoo, combining organic willow bark extract to help moisturize and balance the scalp Conditioner, which features a new top-down tube and contains organic aloe vera and glycerine to help […]
A plea to make organic standards tighter, a pledge to “democratize” organic and an attempt to understand why the Danes are so good at organic. These were some of the tasty ingredients in a lively panel discussion staged at this week’s OTB #GrowOrganic17 event.
“If you are a supermarket in Denmark you need to be organic – it’s 10% of the food and drink after all.
The organic market in Europe continues to maintain double digit growth according to data from Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) and the Agricultural Market Information Company (AMI) that was released at last week’s Biofach exhibition.
An EU grant worth €10.4m has been secured by the Organic Trade Board in partnership with Organic Denmark, to support a campaign to promote organic food.
According to a recent survey, conducted by YouGov, recognition of Denmark’s organic label, the Ø mark, is at 100%. The survey of over 1,000 Danes aged between 18-75 found that all respondents had heard of the Ø mark and 30% also said they knew the brand well. 15% said they had heard of the logo […]
Danish honey brand Helt (‘hero’ in Danish) has unveiled another innovative flavoured honey to the UK market. The latest variety is Helt Honey with Mint, which joins the existing range of Helt Honey Naked, Raspberry, Sea Buckthorn, Chilli, Hazelnut & Cocoa, Liquorice, Ginger, Cranberry and Cinnamon. “It’s taken a little longer than we wanted,” commented […]
A new study by Organic Monitor has revealed that sales of organic and natural beauty products doubled between 2008 to 2014 in the Nordic region, and predicts that sales revenues will climb to €200 million in the coming years. The largest market for natural cosmetics in the region is Denmark, where they comprise 4% of […]
Australian make-up brand Eye of Horus has launched the Brow Define to add shape, colour and definition to eyebrows. On one end of the pencil is a twist-up nib that deposits the wax-based product; the other end has a handy brush that helps you blend the colour. Enriched with castor oil, it is available in […]
Fruit Heroes has arrived in the UK from Denmark where 36 million of the fruit bars are consumed each year. With no added preservatives or sugar, the range comprises: Apple & Raspberry, Banana, Strawberry and Blackcurrant. HayMax is one of ten SMEs which has won a coveted place on The Guardian’s trade mission to Atlanta […]
Denmark’s Ministry of Defence is starting a pilot project to increase the use of organic products in the armed forces’ canteens. “About 1.1 million meals are served at the armed forces’ canteens each year,” says minister of defence Nicolai Wammen. “It makes a difference when we have a demand for organic and healthy food. I am […]
Fruit bar brand Fruit Heroes has arrived in the UK from Denmark where 36 million of the bars are consumed each year. With no added preservatives or sugar and a high fibre content, the on-the-go snack bars are all-natural and provide one of your five-a-day. The range comprises four varieties: Apple & Raspberry, Banana, Strawberry […]
Danish healthcare brand Vitona has arrived in the UK, marking the occasion with a launch party held at Soho House in London on 3 June. The company, which produces organic functional foods and food state supplements, recently rebranded for the UK market and has reformulated two of its best-selling products: Oil of Life Beauty and […]
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…)
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 […]