New to the UK is New Zealand skin and hair care brand Ethique, offering a line of zero waste handmade solid beauty bars made with 100% sustainably sourced and fairly traded ingredients.
Veld Botanicals has introduced its new brand SOil to the UK market, offering a range of organic aromatherapy products.
The Clean Kilo: Zero Waste Supermarket in Birmingham has had a successful time of it in recent months, winning Best Deli/Grocer in the Slow Food England Awards as well as 20k in the FedEx Small Business Grant UK 2018 awards.
Natural food brand Roots & Wings has launched a collection of organic and fair trade Chocolate Leaves.
Each year for two weeks in February and March Fairtrade puts a spotlight on trade through Fairtrade Fortnight. It is a chance for people up and down the UK to stand together and show their support for farmers and workers and a way to highlight the difference fair trade can make to lives and communities.
In December Brighton-based ethical independent supermarket HISBE celebrated its fifth birthday.
Swedish skincare brand Good Boom has launched its range of ‘skin food’ Lip Balms and Lip Colour Balms into the UK and Ireland.
Lucy Bee has released a 1-litre Organic Coconut Milk containing 99.9% coconut and certified Fair Trade by the FairTSA.
Fair trade and organic soap brand Dr. Bronner’s has expanded into the grocery aisle with Dr. Bronner’s Organic Virgin Coconut Oil – its very first food product for the UK market.
This month marks Manchester-based Unicorn Grocery’s 21st year offering a range of fresh and wholesome food, with a focus on organic, fair trade and local.
US soap brand Dr Bronner’s has teamed up with Whole Foods Market to begin a nationwide campaign in the UK, which will run throughout Organic September.
Pukka Herbs has announced that its entire range of organic herbal teas is now certified Fair for Life.
A petition signed by over 38,000 people demanding that post-Brexit trade deals work for farmers and workers in developing countries has been submitted to the Department for International Trade (DIT).
Fair trade chocolate company Divine has created a new grab and go Cappuccino bar, combining Divine chocolate with real coffee pieces, designed for an afternoon pick-me-up. The 40g bar combines a milk chocolate base layer topped with white chocolate, all made with pure cocoa butter and Madagascan vanilla. The layers are blended with Cafédirect Fairtrade […]
Pukka Herbs has created a fruity berry green tea as well as introducing a variety pack.
Organax is a new organic brand, which has launched with a range of four initial superfood powders.
UK fair trade organization Traidcraft has revealed its special range of treats for this festive season.
In October, Poland became the latest country to join the movement for fair and sustainable trade when Fairtrade Poland officially launched at the Natura Food Fair.
92% of UK shoppers think food companies should ensure food production is fair and sustainable, with 85% believing Government should be responsible for this.
Based in Glastonbury, Indigo Herbs began as the brainchild of Steve McKewon in his garden office back in 2004. Mckewon spotted a gap in the market when he was searching for unusual natural health ingredients for himself and his family online.
NPE: ‘The window to the future’
April 18, 2019 Rosie Greenaway
Dubbed ‘The window to the future’ by independent retailer John McKee – director of Hanover Health Foods – Natural & Organic Products Europe has announced a 3% rise in attendance figures for 2019, with an attendance of 10,298 over the two-day show at ExCeL.
Infinity Foods issues statement on plastics
Sussex-based co-op Infinity Foods has released a statement around its stance on plastic packaging to offer a detailed answer to the question it is frequently asked: why is its own label range not packed in biodegradable or compostable material?
Wessanen €885MN buyout bid offers ‘longer-term horizon and stability’
On Wednesday (10 April) Wessanen announced a conditional agreement on a recommended all-cash public offer by a consortium of PAI Partners SAS and Charles Jobson of €11.50 per issued and outstanding share of the healthy food company.
New investment leads to refreshed Conscious Chocolate
Conscious Chocolate officially relaunched last weekend at Natural & Organic Products Europe, following new investment from Fortissimo Group.
Sparking the passion, naturally
February 19, 2019 Sharna Waid
With Valentine’s Day on the horizon, it’s a momentous time of love and lust. With a broadening range of sexual wellbeing products on the market, Sharna Waid looks into which natural remedies retailers should be exploring to support and empower their female customers’ confidence in the bedroom
A nation on the move
Kate Miller looks at the main aggravators of joint pain and uncovers how the public’s well-intentioned New Year’s resolutions can often lead to injuries come spring
The power of sour
While not yet mainstream, and certainly not new, fermented foods were heralded as one of the big trends of 2018 and continue to work their way onto the shelves of independent retailers up and down the country. Hayley Coristine investigates the qualities that are helping this ancient food technology gain wider appeal (more…)
Best bar none
With small chocolate producers choosing to trade directly, Jane Wolfe takes a look at the rise in artisan bean to bar chocolatiers who are putting cocoa farmers’ welfare before profit
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Mineral-rich New Zealand volcanic mud delivers instant illumination for your skin
It may seem counter-intuitive to apply mud to your skin in order to cleanse it, but the skin-enhancing benefits of mineral-rich mud have been harnessed for beauty treatments all over the world for centuries. Antipodes® uses white volcanic mud sourced from central New Zealand’s dramatic central plateau in its new Halo Skin-Brightening Facial Mud Mask […]
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 […]