Calling Natural & Organic Products Europe ‘an established innovation hub for health, food, beauty, wellness and sustainable living’, Mintel’s beauty innovation coverage manager Irina Ene has published the following trends report on Mintel blog:
New research from Mintel highlighting the trends driving innovation in UK skincare, has revealed that British brands are leading the way globally in a number of areas, including facial skincare targeting the microbiome.
Vitamin D has overtaken vitamin C as the UK’s most widely used single vitamin according to a new research published by Mintel.
Market intelligence agency Mintel predicts that ‘sub-zero waste’ is the direction the beauty and personal care sector will head towards in 2019 as the zero waste philosophy gains momentum globally.
Kate Miller explains why a good work ethic merely increases the spread of germs in the workplace, and looks at which natural remedies are ruling the roost this winter (more…)
A report from Mintel has highlighted a gap between the ethical living behaviours of men and women, with the latter taking the lead.
According to Mintel, food and antioxidant ingredients are increasingly crossing over into haircare products, creating some emerging trends to watch out for.
Women in Britain spent £1.15 billion on facial skincare in 2017, and sales are set to rise by 15% to reach £1.36 billion in 2023, according to research from Mintel.
The long-anticipated UK tax on sugar has come into force, making it compulsory from today onwards for manufacturers to a pay a levy on any high-sugar drinks they sell.
A variety of factors have contributed to the rise of the ‘clean label’, from health and environment to sustainability and trust, and its popularity shows no signs of abating as more and more brands catch on.
A new survey by the Vegan Society has found that 91% of vegans sometimes struggle to find ‘grab and go’ food options, which has prompted the charity to launch its Vegan on the Go campaign.
In regions such as Asia and the United States anti-pollution beauty and bodycare has broken into the mainstream, but according to Mintel, Europe is still trailing way behind. In her piece Beauty Spot: Anti-pollution beauty – Why Europe needs to step it up, Mintel’s Vivienne Rudd says that despite the perils of urban pollution being […]
Mintel’s British Lifestyles: Preparing for Change report finds that Brits’ desire for healthier foods is driving sales of fish, nuts, popcorn and free-from.
Trusted traditions, plant-power, waste not, time sensitive, the night shift – these are the big food trends to watch for in 2017, says food industry analyst Mintel.
According to the latest research from Mintel, UK consumers spent £66 million on sports nutrition food and drink products in 2015, up 27% on 2013.
Mintel Global New Products Database (GNPD) has highlighted the continuing popularity of superfoods, revealing that between 2011 and 2015 there was a massive 202% increase globally in the number of new food and drink products launched containing the terms ‘superfood’, ‘superfruit’ or ‘supergrain’. The research found that in 2015 alone there was a 36% rise […]
Mintel’s study of Global Beauty and Personal Care Trends to 2025 has highlighted the trend of ‘gastronomia’ which it says is driving consumer interest in natural ingredients as people are becoming more involved in creating their own beauty products. Brands are reacting to consumer interest in pure and natural ingredients, says Mintel’s Charlotte Libby in […]
The latest research from Mintel has revealed that sales of free-from foods are forecast to grow 13% to reach £531 million in 2016, up from an estimated £470 million in 2015. The market intelligence agency also forecasts the market will continue to grow to reach £673 million by 2020. From the six months to September […]
According to new research from Mintel, only one in six Brits (15%) consider themselves as being either somewhat or very unhealthy, with 50% of the nation describing their general health as either very or somewhat healthy. In its Healthy Lifestyles UK report, the market intelligence agency found that the health of the nation actually shifted […]
McDonald’s in Germany is offering a 100% organic burger for a limited period in an attempt to revamp its image and appeal to its health-conscious customers. The McB burger will be produced from meat sourced from organic farms in Germany and Austria. This follows the fast-food chain’s announcement that it will use eggs from cage-free […]
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…)
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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.
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 […]
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 […]