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 […]
Mintel has just published its report Global Food and Drink Trends 2016, outlining the top trends set to impact global markets and the implications for consumers and brands – and nearly every one of these have their origins in or are championed by the natural food sector. For example, one of the noticeable trend is […]
Zero Green celebrates first year with new look
March 22, 2019 Jane Wolfe
Bristol eco store Zero Green underwent a transformation earlier this month, reopening in time to celebrate its one-year anniversary.
Dig the SOiL
Veld Botanicals has introduced its new brand SOil to the UK market, offering a range of organic aromatherapy products.
Responsible capitalism: a manifesto
Following his acceptance of the Award for Responsible Capitalism, Riverford Organic founder Guy Singh-Watson explains why receiving the award gave him mixed feelings.
Guy Singh-Watson calls out capitalism in front of royalty
The 18th Award for Responsible Capitalism has been presented to Guy Singh-Watson by publishing group First, in a ceremony attended by HRH Princess Anne. But the decision to accept the award, says the Riverford Organic’s founder, was ‘a difficult one’.
Sparking the passion, naturally
February 19, 2019 Sharna Waid
With Valentine’s Day on the horizon, it’s a momentous time of love and lust. With a broadening range of sexual wellbeing products on the market, Sharna Waid looks into which natural remedies retailers should be exploring to support and empower their female customers’ confidence in the bedroom
A nation on the move
Kate Miller looks at the main aggravators of joint pain and uncovers how the public’s well-intentioned New Year’s resolutions can often lead to injuries come spring
The power of sour
While not yet mainstream, and certainly not new, fermented foods were heralded as one of the big trends of 2018 and continue to work their way onto the shelves of independent retailers up and down the country. Hayley Coristine investigates the qualities that are helping this ancient food technology gain wider appeal (more…)
Best bar none
With small chocolate producers choosing to trade directly, Jane Wolfe takes a look at the rise in artisan bean to bar chocolatiers who are putting cocoa farmers’ welfare before profit
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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 […]