Chronic inflammation is a factor in myriad chronic health conditions but sometimes symptoms are invisible says Jane Wolfe.
A recent survey carried out by the National Association of Health Stores reveals predominantly ‘confident’ outlooks among health stores for the future.
The NAHS has penned an open letter to health stores commending the ‘commitment and support’ they have shown their local communities during the pandemic.
As health stores find themselves on the frontline of a national effort to keep the UK nourished, Jim Manson reports on Operation Healthy Lockdown.
To assist health stores in navigating business during the pandemic, the NAHS is offering free membership to retailers who are not already registered.
Booja-Booja has created an online resource to help promote independent health food shops who are offering home delivery in response to COVID-19.
When faced with hardship, change and difficulty, humanity has a way of pulling together, and showing strength in the face of adversity.
Health food stores will be permitted to stay open during the coronavirus crisis, under strict new controls on retail announced today by the Government.
At the start of 2019 Natural Products News conducted its sixth annual ‘Health Check’ survey of independent health food retailers in the UK. The findings offer valuable insights for independent retailers and uncover some of the trends which are affecting sales on the shop floor. Here, we pick out some of the highlights of this […]
Canna Kitchen, the Brighton restaurant, café and shop which opened in December claiming to be the first in the UK to offer cannabis-infused cuisine, was raided by Sussex Police on Wednesday.
With growing emphasis being placed on reducing our use of the dreaded ‘p’ word (you know the one), Jane Wolfe discovers how natural health retailers can help their customers to pack a more eco-friendly suitcase. (more…)
Back for its second year, Shop Talk will return as a feature at Natural & Organic Products Europe (NPE) on Sunday 7 April, with the session running between 1-2pm to include a buffet lunch.
The National Association of Health Stores (NAHS) is calling upon retailers to support a petition it has put to the Government.
The recent partnership between the National Association of Health Stores (NAHS) and the British Independent Retailers Association (BIRA) will be further strengthened with an exclusive at Natural & Organic Products Europe (NPE), when the two organizations will launch a new retailer initiative called Shop Talk.
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 […]
In a move that demonstrates its strong support for independent health stores, supplements brand Nature’s Own is no longer selling its products direct to consumers.
A raft of businesses have already listed their support for the Soil Association’s Organic September this year. They range from multiples such as Ocado and M&S and specialist chains such as Whole Foods Market and Planet Organic, to independent health stores and wholesalers, box schemes and processors as well as brand new organic businesses. The Better […]
‘Don’t miss out’: retailers urged to engage with new consumer directory
August 5, 2020 Jim Manson
Leading industry organizations HFMA, NAHS and HFI are collaborating on a major new direct to consumer campaign called HealthyDoesIt.
New online store for Archie Browns
Prompted by customer demand – primarily due to the COVID-19 crisis – Truro health food store Archie Browns launched its online store at the end of July.
Preserve Foods opens third Bristol zero waste store
In July, Bristol saw the opening of a third branch of zero waste store Preserve Foods, this time in the village-like suburb of Westbury-on-Trym.
News in brief
New Teff Flakes from Tobia Teff are made from 100 % roasted teff grain and packed with essential minerals, fibre and protein.
Playgrounds and pandemics
July 28, 2020 Rosie Greenaway
As parents prepare to drop their children off at the school gates after a prolonged period of homeschooling, nerves will run high over kids’ wellbeing.
Nature has the answer
As we continue to face COVID-19 challenges, organic is enjoying growth. Emily McCoy hears why the Organic September campaign says nature has the answer.
Sustainability: stemming the tide
Recent pressure from the plastics industry to delay single-use plastic bans amid questions of safety during COVID-19 may signal a dangerous backslide, but Jane Wolfe discovers the natural and organic sector isn’t about to stop innovating when it comes to sustainability (more…)
Know the drill
Discovering everything from ‘naked gum’ to toothpaste tabs, Dominique Ayling cuts her teeth in the natural oral care market.
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 […]
Setting Industry standards for Golden quality CBD Products
Over the past few years Hemp and its CBD-rich extracts have made a stunning entrance to the nutraceutical business. More and more people are now commenting on the wonderful health benefits of supplementing their diet with natural phytocannabinoids and new CBD oil brands pop-up regularly as a result.
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 […]
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 […]