Organic and Fairtrade trailblazer brand Green & Black’s has launched a ‘Velvet Edition’ chocolate range in the UK that is neither organic or Fairtrade.
Green & Black’s
Organic and Fairtrade pioneer brand Green & Black’s has launched a non-organic range of chocolate bars into the US market. It’s the first time the company has made a product using non-organic ingredient since its launch in 1991.
To celebrate its 25th anniversary, Green & Black’s has added a new variety and, in the style of Willy Wonker, launched a Silver Ticket competition.
The Natural Heath International Beauty Awards, which celebrates the best natural beauty products on the market, will open for entries om 12 September. Several new awards have been added for 2017: the Best Soil Association-Certified Organic Range; the best Vegan Society-Certified Vegan Range; and the Best Natural Foot Care Product. Awards will also go to […]
Europe’s first organic, Fairtrade, low-calorie cola launches this month in the form of Gusto Cola, described as ‘craft cola in a can’, developed by Craig Sams, founder of Green & Black’s. At 49 calories per 335ml can, the drink blends botanicals and spices, including cola nut, vanilla, neroli, cinnamon, nutmeg and coriander, and is sweetened […]
After securing a new contract to supply Brown’s Hotel Spa in Mayfair, London, natural skincare company Spiezia Organics is planning to expand its manufacturing and production base. The contract involves supplying the luxury hotel with a new range of toiletry products, comprising organic shampoos, conditioners and body wash products, the development of which has been […]
Fairtrade Fortnight is on its way, taking place between 23 February and 8 March, so retailers, get ready to celebrate! This annual event gives retailers an ideal opportunity to highlight Fairtrade goodies with displays, posters, special deals and tastings, and flag up to customers the importance of supporting ethical trading and choosing products that really […]
Retailers got busy for Fairtrade Fortnight (24 February-9 March), organising window displays, tastings and a host of events to flag up this year’s Make Bananas Fair campaign. Claire Humphreys from Archie Browns, which has stores in Penzance and Truro, was one store that made the most of the event. “Across our two stores and our […]
The ancient Mayan civilisation collapsed over a thousand years ago, but its people lived on and are now part of a new ‘civilisation’ – of how business is done, writes Craig Sams (more…)
Healthy Sales & Marketing is one of the health food trade’s best-kept secrets – yet the brands it represents have sales of over £30 million. Here, Natural Products editor Jim Manson talks to HSM founder Cliff Moss about what it takes to succeed in today’s congested and competitive natural products sector. (more…)
The Green & Black’s Rainforest Garden has won a Gold award at this year’s Royal Chelsea Flower Show. Designed by Jane Owen and Ann-Marie Powell, the garden aims to conjure up a rainforest family home and has been in part, by Cameroonian indigenous women to raise awareness about the threats that they and the rainforest […]
Juiceburst rebrands, reformulates, extends range
January 16, 2018 Jane Wolfe
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.
Forest Whole Foods named Best New Business
Online organic retailer Forest Whole Foods has been awarded Best New Business in the New Forest Business Partnership’s Brilliance in Business Awards.
Gove charms audience at the Oxford Real Farming Conference
Michael Gove became the first Defra minister to address the rebel Real Farming Conference in Oxford, usually a prerogative of the established Oxford Farming Conference.
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 […]