Figures from a survey by the Health Food Manufacturers’ Association has revealed that the average Brit spends just £8.82 each week on keeping healthy.
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.
Ten years ago – following a career at Brewhurst and having been involved in sales brokerage since the 1990’s – Tom Moses founded Natural Trade Brokers.
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
A location in Oxford has become the first store to trial Waitrose’s new refill station, providing customers with a facility where they can shop for unpackaged everyday basics such as rice, pasta, cereals, lentils, seeds and coffee, using their own containers from home.
Many CBD and hemp-derived products could face an immediate ban across Europe after the European Food Safety Authority last week reclassified cannabidiol as a ‘Novel Food’.
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.
Georgie Young, the writer behind the health and wellbeing blog Greens of the Stone Age, has been named Blogger of the Year by the HFMA.
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.
At a special HFMA Brexit seminar in London this week senior representatives from three government departments urged natural products companies to step up the pace of their preparations for Brexit.
Cheryl Thallon, founder of Viridian Nutrition, speaks to Diane Millis about the changes in the natural products industry over the past 21 years.
Prominent experts in nutrition and cognitive function explained the importance of diet and nutrients in preventing or slowing cognitive decline at the fourth meeting of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Micronutrients and Health, held at the House of Commons on 14 Mar
The second meeting of the Micronutrients and Health All Party Parliamentary Group, has highlighted the fact that teenagers have the worst diets among all age groups, making them an ‘at risk’ group in nutritional terms. The meeting, which took place on 13 September, focussed on ‘Improving teenage nutrition: new research and future policy’. Carolyn Harris, […]
The Health Food Manufacturers’ Association has launched CLEAR CHECK, which supersedes its Labelling, Advertising and Promotions Advice Division service.
“If you want to know what happens when a country leaves the European Union, you might as well ask the Inuit.” That was the BBC’s Brian Milligan being simultaneously flippant and factual last month (factual, because Greenland is the only other country ever to have left the EU – or the EEC as it was […]
The Health Food Manufacturers’ Association (HFMA) has announced David Adams as the winner of this year’s Maurice Hanssen Award of Honour in recognition of “his dedication and passion for the natural products industry”. A formal presentation of the Award was made at the HFMA’s Annual General Meeting on 1 June. Adams worked in this industry […]
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
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 …
Tooth powder as a powerful ally for your dental health
My Oradent tooth powder is neither a drug nor a medicine. Suitable for all consumers and also for vegans and vegetarians. Why in powder form? Studies have shown that tooth powder can be more effective at removing plaque than toothpaste. Plus, My Oradent does not contain fluoride, is non-toxic and is also safe for children. […]
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 […]
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 […]
AQUA Carpatica, the only naturally nitrate-free & lowest sodium water
AQUA Carpatica, a premium quality natural mineral water, dedicated to the most demanding health conscious people, babies and expectant mothers, organic food lovers and active lifestylers. AQUA Carpatica is nature’s most perfect mineral water, naturally Nitrate-free and the lowest Sodium level of any bottled natural mineral water on earth; the first of its kind in […]