With the launch of its new Gluten Free Flatbreads, Nairn’s has entered the lunchtime eating category for the first time.
Future Food Shop is a new online ecommerce site launched by Alma Eureka Ltd, dedicated to selling the sustainable food of the future.
Rude Health has found itself at the centre of a rude row following a controversial blog posted by co-founder and brand director Camilla Barnard.
New drinks brand OOOMEGA has launched with a range of 100% plant-based flax seed drinks, the first of their kind in the UK.
Freaks of Nature has launched what it says is the UK’s first plant-based chilled cheesecake range.
Free-from and vegan brand Free and Easy has unveiled a four-strong range of natural cake mixes.
Yorkshire-based Bite UK has introduced a new range of rice, nut and coconut baked clusters to its free-from snacking offer.
In the new series of Dragons’ Den, Julianne Ponan, founder of Creative Nature, left triumphant, but later rejected a £75,000 investment from Deborah Meaden.
Doves Farm has separated its free-from product offer from its traditional organic products in a major rebrand, following an investment of over £3 million.
Mintel’s British Lifestyles: Preparing for Change report finds that Brits’ desire for healthier foods is driving sales of fish, nuts, popcorn and free-from.
Free-from and vegan brand Free and Easy has introduced a four-strong range of natural cake mixes. The new products are suitable for vegetarians and vegans as well as for those with intolerances or allergies to the 14 most common allergens – including wheat, gluten, dairy, nuts and soya. Using coconut blossom sugar to sweeten, the […]
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.
The free-from food sector grew by 18.9% in 2016 to be worth £772.2 million according to new figures from Nielsen.
Following success in the US and Europe, WorldFoods has introduced its all-natural free-from range of authentic Asian pastes and sauces to the UK.
This, the fifth year of the Free From Skincare Awards, saw over 270 natural and organic skincare brands competing to win in 14 categories. Cited as being one of the award’s most exciting years yet, 120 experienced Beauty Bible testers and a dedicated panel of Free From judges and experts took part in the process. […]
Creative Nature has introduced two new organic superfood baking mixes suitable for vegans and those with food allergies.
Mintel’s study of Global Beauty and Personal Care Trends to 2025 has highlighted the trend of ‘gastronomia’ which it says is driving consumer interest in natural ingredients as people are becoming more involved in creating their own beauty products. Brands are reacting to consumer interest in pure and natural ingredients, says Mintel’s Charlotte Libby in […]
Free-from superfood soup brand Soupologie has introduced a Three Mushroom Broth to its range of healthy plant-based soups. The Three Mushroom Broth combines nutrient dense reishi, porcini and shitaki mushrooms with herbs and spices, and is rich in Vitamin D, giving at least 90% of your daily nutrient reference value of the sunshine vitamin. The […]
The latest research from Mintel has revealed that sales of free-from foods are forecast to grow 13% to reach £531 million in 2016, up from an estimated £470 million in 2015. The market intelligence agency also forecasts the market will continue to grow to reach £673 million by 2020. From the six months to September […]
Nutritional ingredient supplier Cambridge Commodities Ltd (CCL) has been ranked 36th in the Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 league table shortly after moving into bigger premises. “I am so pleased that CCL has entered the International Track 200 league,” commented company MD James Stevens. “We’ve worked incredibly hard as a team over the past […]
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 […]