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Anti-pollution beauty lagging behind in Europe

In regions such as Asia and the United States anti-pollution beauty and bodycare has broken into the mainstream, but according to Mintel, Europe is still trailing way behind. In her piece Beauty Spot: Anti-pollution beauty – Why Europe needs to step it up, Mintel’s Vivienne Rudd says that despite the perils of urban pollution being […]

October 16, 2017 Continue Reading
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Pai Skincare secures £3.45MN investment, opens first online store in Asia

London-based sensitive skincare brand Pai Skincare has closed a £3.45 million (€4 million/USD4.5 million) Series A investment led by Luxembourg based CAP Invest. Pai plans to double-down on e-commerce, hire an experienced CTO/head of e-commerce and expand its global direct retail operation. With six websites covering Europe, North America and Australia, the UK-based business will […]

May 25, 2017 Continue Reading
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NATRUE raises profile at NPE with inaugural pavilion

This year’s Natural & Organic Products Europe saw the launch of the NATRUE pavilion, which brought together several European natural skincare brands under one roof. The aim of the pavilion was to communicate the importance of certification for manufacturers when differentiating themselves from the greenwash beauty brands on the market, raise awareness of the NATRUE […]

April 22, 2016 Continue Reading
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Traidcraft gets new CEO

Europe’s largest fair trade company Traidcraft has announced the appointment of Robin Roth as its new chief executive. Roth will leave Germany-based GEPA, where he is currently MD, to take up the role at Traidcraft in October. He will be responsible for both the trading company Traidcraft plc and the charity Traidcraft Exchange. Commenting on […]

April 6, 2016 Continue Reading
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EU vote on glyphosate pushed back due to opposition

A vote in Brussels on the relicensing of glyphosate has been postponed until May following opposition from several EU member states. Italy, France, Sweden and the Netherlands all stood against the European Commission’s plan to grant a new 15-year lease to glyphosate which is due to expire at the end of June. The reaction follows […]

March 14, 2016 Continue Reading
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EU-wide roadmap for healthier food published

Late last month the Roadmap for Action on Food Product Improvement was launched at a two-day conference organized by the Netherlands Presidency. The European initiative is endorsed by member states, food businesses and non-governmental organizations, and aims to achieve reduced levels of salt, added sugar and saturated fats in foods in a bid to combat […]

March 8, 2016 Continue Reading
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Growth predicted for European fish oil market

A new market report from Grand View Research has predicted an increase in the value of the European fish oil market on account of increased aquaculture activities in the UK and Norway. The report from the US-based company says the rise is partly due to the European Commission’s Common Fisheries Policy Reform and Strategic Guidelines, […]

March 8, 2016 Continue Reading
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Chia Bia launches first Chia Oil capsules onto UK shelves

Irish health food company Chia Bia has become the first European business to secure Novel Food Act approval for Chia Oil capsules. The  supplement offers a sustainable and vegan alternative to omega-3 fish oils is produced by cold-pressing chia seeds and encasing in a vegan-friendly capsule, and boasts a neutral flavour and aftertaste. “We’re delighted […]

October 6, 2015 Continue Reading

Fresh faces for EFSA health claims panel

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has named the members of its health claims panel for 2015-2018, which will feature ten new faces. New members to the panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies include Barbara Bulinghame, Professor Jean Louis Bresson, Hendrik Van Loveren and Inge Mangelsdorf. Dr Tobin Robinson, head of EFSA’s Science Strategy […]

June 12, 2015 Continue Reading
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Seed and Bean goes on the festival trail

Organic chocolate brand Seed and Bean will be the official chocolate partner to Glastonbury festival for the third year running. The brand will be heading down to Worthy Farm from 24-28 June to satisfy the chocolate demands of the 180,000 or so festival-goers. To mark the event, the company has launched three limited edition Glastonbury […]

June 12, 2015 Continue Reading

EatBy App launches to reduce food waste

With a staggering £154 billion being wasted on uneaten food each year in Europe and the US and about a third of all food produced being discarded, the problem of food waste is massive – both financially and environmentally. Enter the EatBy App. Developed by husband and wife Steffan and Barbara Lewis, the EatBy App […]

June 5, 2015 Continue Reading
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Ecover is founding B Corporation in Europe

Late last month the B Corporation certification initiative – already being successfully implemented in the US, South America, Canada and Australia – officially launched in Europe, with Ecover establishing itself as a founding member. The introduction of B Corp certification aims to drive an upsurge in greener, socially responsible and impact-driven brands, inspiring people to […]

May 8, 2015 Continue Reading
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