The best of Ireland’s independent health food retailers have again been recognized in the Health Stores Ireland/Better Retailing Magazine Retailer Awards.
food for life
Since The National Lottery Community Fund allocated £5.1 million to Food for Life, the SA reports its Get Togethers are already making an impact
Craig Sams invites us to reflect on the achievements of Dr Scott Williamson and Dr Innes Pearce, who set up the Pioneer Health Centre in an effort to steer both individuals, and society as a whole, towards better health.
A report by The Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills (Ofsted) has been criticized by the Soil Association (SA) for being ‘flawed’ in its recent findings about obesity and healthy eating in schools. Requesting its name to be removed from the report, the SA calls the report ‘deeply confused’, and calls into […]
Children in England are exposed to a ‘cocktail of pesticide residues’ in the produce they consume through the School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme (SFVS).
The Soil Association celebrated its 70-year anniversary in June with an event sponsored by Waitrose Duchy programme.
Founded in 1992 by Lizzie Vann, organic children’s food brand Organix is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year and is set to become a £40 million business. Here, managing director Anna Rosier talks to NPN about her 13 years at the brand.
The Soil Association’s (SA) Food for Life programme has received a £1.25 million grant from the Big Lottery Fund
Soil Association Certification is teaming up with the Carbon Trust to develop a bespoke sustainable catering standard to complement the Food for Life Catering Mark. The new standard will look at waste, energy and water, in addition to food provenance and supply chain, which are already covered by the existing Catering Mark award. To be […]
Leading organic businesses expect the organic market to grow steadily through 2015 with the prospect that sales will break through the £2 billion barrier in 2016.* According to surveys conducted in early 2015 by the Soil Association, 76% of wholesalers, 67% of independent retailers and 63% of leading organic brands anticipate increased sales in 2015. […]
In the wake of recent headlines about the amount of sugar consumed and its negative health effects, a survey by Public Health England (PHE) has revealed that 12% of children already have tooth decay at the age of three. The research, the first national oral health survey of three-year-olds in England, checked the teeth of […]
Puressentiel’s latest essentials
July 10, 2020 Jane Wolfe
Puressentiel has added to its Rest and Relax range of essential oil based products: two roll-ons and an antibacterial gel.
Britain needs to ‘grow up’ when it comes to food security
This was the message from Professor Tim Lang at the OFC Bitesize webinar Towards Greater Self Sufficiency, examining the future of food security in Britain.
The COVID-19 masks threatening the lives of whales
Billions of masks and gloves are ending up in the sea during the pandemic, says Ocean Conservancy, warning we’re heading for a surge in ocean pollution.
OTB welcomes new general manager
Last month saw the appointment of Cristina Dimetto as the OTB’s new general manager, who joins ahead of this year’s Organic September campaign.
Know the drill
June 16, 2020 Dominique Ayling
Discovering everything from ‘naked gum’ to toothpaste tabs, Dominique Ayling cuts her teeth in the natural oral care market.
The art of healthy baking
Rosie Greenaway roots through her store cupboard to learn how the therapeutic benefits of baking can be merged with the nutritional perks of superfoods.
Inflammation: the silent assassin
Chronic inflammation is a factor in myriad chronic health conditions but sometimes symptoms are invisible says Jane Wolfe.
A problem for Brits at the best of times, sleep issues are being exacerbated due to the pandemic, leaving many feeling exhausted, reports Jane Wolfe.
Tooth powder as a powerful ally for your dental health
My Oradent tooth powder is neither a drug nor a medicine. Suitable for all consumers and also for vegans and vegetarians. Why in powder form? Studies have shown that tooth powder can be more effective at removing plaque than toothpaste. Plus, My Oradent does not contain fluoride, is non-toxic and is also safe for children. […]
The Health Store Open Day is back!
The Health Store’s ever popular Open Day makes a welcome return on Sunday 8th September. Paul Rideout, Sales & Marketing Manager at the Health Store, explains “The Open Day is back by popular demand! This will be our 8th Open Day since we launched the event back in 2009 and it is more popular than […]
How to become the next influential natural beauty brand
The world doesn’t need another natural beauty brand. It’s a market that is set to be worth up to $54 billion by 2027. It’s saturated like every other industry in the world. What it does need however, is a brand that is passionate, value driven and has clarity around how they want to shake things […]
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 […]