Ahead of the Natural Health Trade Summit (NHT) in Manchester on 22 October, the National Association of Health Stores (NAHS) reveals it will be making a significant announcement at the show. Details are yet to be disclosed, however Gary Trickett, chair of NAHS, confirms the planned announcements will include two new initiatives which will be […]
The Association of Convenience Stores ASC has branded the Government’s decision to introduce a mandatory living wage for workers over 25 a “reckless measure”. The policy was announced in last week’s Budget, along with plans to relax Sunday trading restrictions. ACS chief executive, James Lowman, said: “The introduction of a compulsory ‘Living Wage’ will have […]
Natural Products News has been asking natural and organic industry insiders for their first thoughts on the launch of Holland & Barrett’s new ‘More’ store format. The new large format stores – the first of which opened in Chester last month – feature a supersized free-from offer and also include fresh organic fruit and veg […]
Following Wendy Atkinson standing down as chair of the NAHS at its recent AGM, Gary Trickett has been proposed elected as the organization’s new chair. With a chain of three Healthy Route stores in the East Midlands, the most recent opening in Derby last year, Trickett, who has been on the NAHS committee for four […]
Independent health store Healthy Route has opened its third branch, a 1,000sq ft unit in the Westfield Derby shopping centre. Owner Gary Trickett, who worked as a sales rep for years before deciding to “have a go at being a retailer”, explains the reasons behind the new store opening: “There used to be a really […]
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 […]