The disruptive personal care brand Mother Dirt says its complete biome-friendly product line is now available in the EU and UK.
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 […]
Fucibo Co has launched 21 Bites, a new online portal selling insect-based products, claimed to be the first of its type in Europe.
A study which analysed data from over half a million people has found those who drink coffee may live longer than non-coffee drinkers.
UK smoothie brand Savsé has launched what it says is Europe’s first cold-pressed baby food range, My First Savsé.
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 […]
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.
Tropicsoul juices and smoothies are being launched onto the European market, offering 100% natural drinks filled with nutritious fruits from the tropics.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
King Rice Bran Oil has recently had a significant overhauls of its branding and packaging following consumer feedback. The brand, owned by Thai Edible, has created bespoke European packaging which it hopes better reflects the expectations of the market outside Asia. The company says that the clean, crisp feel of the new packaging aims to […]
According to a report by Micro Market Monitor (MMM), the European mineral market will grow to €636.80 million by 2018, up from €420.5 million in2012. The increase represents a 7.2% growth rate from 2013 and, says MMM, is being driven by consumer willingness to fork out more for high quality supplements. “The rise in the […]
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 […]