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 […]
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 […]
News in brief
July 3, 2020 Jane Wolfe
New kids’ food start-up Mia & Ben has launched with four organic fruit and vegetable combinations in pouches created using HPP technology.
Naturalife Bridport celebrates 20 years
Hannah Bourne, assistant manager at Naturalife Bridport, reflects on the store’s history as it marks a significant anniversary.
Rainforest Alliance publishes new Certification Program
The Rainforest Alliance has enhanced its sustainability certification, with the publication of a new programme embracing more robust criteria.
Biotiful Dairy makes debut in frozen category
UK kefir brand Biotiful Dairy has added a line of kefir ‘ice creams’ to its growing product portfolio, entering the frozen category for the first time.
Know the drill
June 16, 2020 Dominique Ayling
Discovering everything from ‘naked gum’ to toothpaste tabs, Dominique Ayling cuts her teeth in the natural oral care market.
The art of healthy baking
Rosie Greenaway roots through her store cupboard to learn how the therapeutic benefits of baking can be merged with the nutritional perks of superfoods.
Inflammation: the silent assassin
Chronic inflammation is a factor in myriad chronic health conditions but sometimes symptoms are invisible says Jane Wolfe.
A problem for Brits at the best of times, sleep issues are being exacerbated due to the pandemic, leaving many feeling exhausted, reports Jane Wolfe.
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]