The eighth annual FreeFrom Skincare Awards are now open for entries, with a number of changes for 2019.
Despite facing opposition from The Irish Beverage Council (IBC), The Irish Government remains undeterred in its plan to introduce a sugar tax in April 2018.
March saw the opening of a new Dundalk health shop, Height of Health, part of a family-run chain of stores in Ireland.
Described as seaweed in an astonishingly tagliatelle-like disguise, I Sea Pasta has just been introduced into the UK by Seamore.
Solgar has launched a selected range of 55 products into Holland & Barrett stores in Ireland. Solgar says the move is part of a pilot programme aimed at extending availability of its products to a broader demographic of vitamin and supplement shoppers. In a letter to its retail customers Solgar says the move follows consumer […]
For the second year running VOYA has been chosen as a gift for America’s First Lady, Michelle Obama, to be presented on St Patrick’s Day. Today (17 March) Taoiseach Enda Kenny will make his traditional journey to the White House to meet the President and will present a bespoke VOYA White Gift Box specifically designed […]
As demand in Ireland for natural health products soars, the Irish Health Trade Association (IHTA) is responding with the launch of new event for 2015 – The Natural Health Expo. Taking place in the RDS Industries Hall, Dublin, on 20-21 September 2015, The Natural Health Expo is positioned as the only natural health trade exhibition […]
Pravera has signed an agreement to distribute German herbal hair colour brand Khadi in the UK and Ireland. The range, which consists of nine products – eight herbal hair colours and an intensive conditioner – is vegan, BDIH-certified and free from peroxide, ammonia, preservatives, and synthetic or artificial colours and dyes. Khadi’s colouring agents coat […]
The independently-run Nourish group of health and beauty stores has unveiled a new look for its Wicklow Street store located just off Grafton Street, the main shopping street in Dublin. Talking about the refurbishment, Michael Nee, online sales and marketing manager, explains how it came about: “The oldest of our stores is in the GPO […]
Holland & Barrett (H&B) plans to open at least 60 stores this year, doubling its usual number of openings as well increasing store sizes as part of an aggressive expansion programme. The sales area of the new stores will be between 1,500sq ft to 2,500sq ft., compared to the current average size of 950sq ft […]
EC postpones bee-friendly pesticide vote
May 22, 2019 Jane Wolfe
On 8 May, the European Commission announced it would delay a vote to implement new bee-friendly pesticide testing standards and would instead conduct a review.
Fruit juice linked with increased risk of all-cause mortality
A new study by US researchers suggests that the sugar content in both fizzy drinks and fruit juice can contribute to shortened lifespans.
News in brief
Wren Laboratories Ltd, the company behind OptiBac Probiotics, has been awarded The Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2019 in the international trade category. Dairy and egg-free cake brand Alternative Foods has announced that it has rebranded as OGGS and is launching into UK supermarkets from the end of this month. The Breakfast Pot, made with Hesper […]
UK’s first cannabis restaurant raided by police
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.
Nurture through nature
May 7, 2019 Claire Lavelle
From pregnancy massage oils to baby toys made from sustainable materials, today’s parents are turning their backs on synthetics in favour of a more natural approach, reports Claire Lavelle
A sting in the tail?
Bee products are still flying off the shelves – but, asks Matt Chittock, will the vegan revolution prove a sting in the tail? (more…)
Protein goes green
From the humble pea to the mighty sunflower, plant-based sources of protein are gaining ground. Jo Caird examines the market and reports on a new public-facing campaign aimed at educating protein consumers (more…)
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…)
Mineral-rich New Zealand volcanic mud delivers instant illumination for your skin
It may seem counter-intuitive to apply mud to your skin in order to cleanse it, but the skin-enhancing benefits of mineral-rich mud have been harnessed for beauty treatments all over the world for centuries. Antipodes® uses white volcanic mud sourced from central New Zealand’s dramatic central plateau in its new Halo Skin-Brightening Facial Mud Mask […]
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 […]
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.