The world organic personal care and cosmetic products market is expected to reach $19.8 billion by 2022, registering a CAGR of 10.2% from 2016 to 2022, according to a new report published by Allied Market Research. The report, titled Organic Personal Care and Cosmetic Products Market – Global Opportunities and Forecasts, 2015-2022, claims that “increasing interest […]
Viridian Nutrition MD Cheryl Thallon has told Channel 4 News that business has been booming at the Daventry-based company since the EU Referendum last June.
Being quick to adapt to emerging beauty trends and keeping up-to-date with new product developments is key for any successful natural and organic retailer. And there’s no shortage of insights and innovations at this year’s Natural Beauty & Spa show, which returns to London ExCeL on 2-3 April. Part of Natural & Organic Products Europe […]
Leading figures from across the natural food industry – including retailers, brand-owners, chefs and food writers – gathered in Brighton this week to debate the future of the natural food sector.
Michael Wale says that organic is gaining a voice at the annual Oxford Farming Conference, as well as at the alternative Oxford Real Farming Conference.
Holland & Barrett International opened a new flagship store at Marble Arch in London this week (Thursday 19 January).
A 10,000sqft organic and natural food store will open in Bold Street, Liverpool in March.
Brighton-based ethical supermarket hiSbe is close to securing a second store site in the city.
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.
Amaranth recently held a customer party to celebrate its fourth year, during which it won the Natural Beauty Best Independent Retailer Award.
The Royal Voluntary Service has opened a hospital shop with a difference – a “dietary specific shop” under the brand name Revi
Trusted traditions, plant-power, waste not, time sensitive, the night shift – these are the big food trends to watch for in 2017, says food industry analyst Mintel.
More than a third of consumers are now actively engaged in “purposeful purchasing” when they shop, a new survey funded by Unilever has found.
The free-from food sector grew by 18.9% in 2016 to be worth £772.2 million according to new figures from Nielsen.
The EU should increase investment in organic agriculture and use it as a field ‘laboratory’ for the development of sustainable and healthy food production.
A prominent natural food retailer told NPN recently that CLF Distribution had “transformed” his business – and the wider health food trade. For CLF’s founder, Robin Holiday, that was always the plan.
Holland & Barrett’s annual Showcase event had a distinctly end-of-term feel this year.
Vitamin and mineral supplementation can play a key role in tackling micronutrient deficiencies that are contributing to a “global pandemic” of chronic disease.
The Soil Association has apologized for a posting a “controversial” tweet that it said “oversimplified its current concerns with farm animal welfare”.
The phrase ‘feed the world’ denotes an unchallengeable imperative, doesn’t it? But what if the phrase itself is distracting us from acknowledging the biggest global health problem of them all?
Vegans warned about ‘unwittingly supporting animal exploitation’
January 22, 2018 Jim Manson
UK-based Ethical Consumer magazine has warned vegans that they could be “unwittingly supporting animal exploitation” as the companies behind many of the Britain’s leading vegan brands also have a heavy involvement in the meat and dairy industry.
British Homeopath Society takes NHS to court over CAM funding ban
The British Homeopathic Association (BHA) is taking the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) to court over a recent decision to ban public funding of homeopathy and other alternative medicines.
Juiceburst rebrands, reformulates, extends range
Soft drinks brand Juiceburst has reformulated and rebranded across its entire portfolio, as well as creating two new additions to its core range.
OTB receives £1.73m in funding
The Organic Trade Board (OTB) is to receive a loan from Triodos Bank, Europe’s leading sustainable bank, to help grow organic sales in the UK in 2018 and beyond.
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 […]