Health food stores will be permitted to stay open during the coronavirus crisis, under strict new controls on retail announced today by the Government.
The HFMA has told Public Health Minister Jo Churchill that it is ‘essential that health food stores can remain open’ throughout the Covid-19 crisis.
Graham Keen has written to members of the HFMA bidding a fond farewell to Colin Tophill, who passed away on 6 January, aged 89.
The Health Food Manufacturers’ Association has reported a record year for membership sign-ups, with 22 new companies having joined in the past 12 months.
Marking the occasion at London’s Museum of Brands on 27 June, the Health Food Institute has celebrated its 40th anniversary
At a recent Health Food Manufacturers’ Association meeting of cross-party Parliamentarians in Westminster, the subject of mandatory fortification of flour with folic acid was explored, with particular emphasis on its potential implications.
The Health Food Manufacturers Association has written a formal letter of complaint to the BBC about a controversial BBC2 Horizon programme about the food supplements industry.
Herbal tea and supplements brand Pukka Herbs says it will continue to sell its ‘100% legal’ Detox tea product, after it was told last week by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) that it must no longer use the term ‘detox’ in any future advertising.
With six key names announced this week, the judging panel for NPN’s 30 under 30 initiative is taking shape, while nominations flood in from across the industry.
Research published on the British Medical Journal’s website, has concluded that “for most individuals concerned about their bone density, increasing calcium intake is unlikely to be beneficial.” The two studies looked at by the researchers from Department of Medicine, University of Auckland, and Department of Public Health, University of Otago, in New Zealand, featured participants […]
The spectacularly decorated Painted Hall, centrepiece of the Old Royal Naval College at Greenwich, was the impressive backdrop for the Health Food Manufacturers Association’s 50th Anniversary Gala Dinner last week. Around 300 people – including HFMA members, advisors, consumer groups, regulators, supporters, journalists, MPs and Peers – attended the event, which began with a boat […]
The Health Food Manufacturers’ Association (HFMA) has named Dr Kartar Lalvani OBE as the winner of this year’s Maurice Hanssen Award of Honour. The HFMA said that Dr Lalvani won the award for his passion and innovation in helping to shape the industry throughout his professional life. Dr Lalvani founded Vitabiotics in 1972, launching the company’s […]
The results of a two-year-old study conducted by Dr Tim Byers of the University of Colorado Cancer Centre have been touted in the press as ‘new’ findings that highlight the negative effects of taking more than the RDA of vitamins. Newspapers, including the Daily Mail, reported that a “new study” had found that taking too […]
The HFMA has announced that Robert Taylor of member company Vitabiotics is its new chair, supported by Ray Myers of Wassen as the new vice-chair. Taylor will succeed former chair, Lynn Lord, who is standing down at the end of an eventful and successful one-year term. Graham Keen, executive director, commented: “Lynn has played an important […]
Only 6% of UK adults understand government recommendations regarding vitamins and minerals, according to a new survey commissioned by the Health Food Manufacturers Association (HFMA), down a massive 76% on 2012. In addition to this worrying figure, 50% of those surveyed don’t know that anaemia is related to lack of iron in the diet, 63% […]
Licorice Healthfoods opens second store
April 9, 2020 Jane Wolfe
In some positive news to emerge during this difficult time, Irish health retailer Lorin Taylor has opened a second branch of her eponymous shop Licorice Healthfoods (her real first name is Licorice), in Birr, Co Offaly. Taylor, who has worked in health food retail for approximately 15 years, launched her first store in Portumna, Co […]
News in brief
Salcura has produced a new natural, skin-friendly hand sanitizer, and co-founder Claudia Talsma is also sending batches of Zeoderm to NHS hospitals.
H&B staff petition for stores to close
A petition has been gatherig support for H&B staff who are calling for the retailer to close, citing inadequate employee protection against COVID-19.
Beauty Kitchen lends a helping hand to Scottish Government
Beauty Kitchen is officially supplying the Scottish Government with 50,000 units of hand sanitizer for the NHS, social care and other front-line services.
After the gold rush
April 7, 2020 Jim Manson
CBD is the fastest growing category the natural products sector has ever known. But a new phase is being ushered in, Jim Manson reports.
Keeping a clear head
The market for low- and no-alcohol drinks is booming thanks to a clear-headed millennial market of discerning soberistas, Claire Lavelle reports.
Come fly with me …
With mounting appreciation of the negative environmental cost of flying, how can consumers help protect themselves and the planet when taking to the skies?
The rise of clean and conscious beauty
The Natural Beauty & Spa Show is back at ExCeL London. Do you have the date in your diary? Okay, great. Now let us inspire you with what to expect …
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 […]
Garden of Life®
Your body was created to eat, process, and derive its nutrition from food—real, healthy food. Garden of life® are fanatical about food. The core ethos is that they always start with real foods and these (foods) provide the formulas, the power to be at their best. Completely free of any synthetically created, chemical breakthroughs from […]
Leading the discussion around sustainability in retail
The Sustainability in Retail Forum is the new conference designed to help senior executives within leading retailers from across the Nordic region meet the ever-evolving challenges around sustainability. Taking place 13 November 2019, at MalmöMässan, Sweden, the event is co-located with the award-winning trade exhibitions Nordic Organic Food Fair and Eco Life Scandinavia. Facing the […]