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 Other Bar, from the United Nations Development Programme and Fairchain Foundation, contains a token that can be used to support farmers in Ecuador.
Back for its second year, Shop Talk will return as a feature at Natural & Organic Products Europe (NPE) on Sunday 7 April, with the session running between 1-2pm to include a buffet lunch.
Following Philip Hammond’s delivery of the Budget 2018 to parliament, the NAHS has issued a statement commenting on the Chancellor’s proposals for the business rates affecting independent retailers.
The Health Made Easy Group (HMEG) has now completed the purchase of the majority shares of the UK’s oldest health foods buying group, The Health Store (THS).
The National Association of Health Stores (NAHS) has been presented with the UK Health Radio Outstanding Contribution to health, wellbeing and lifestyle award, for its work in ‘promoting and protecting the interests of the specialist health food store’, and ‘encouraging the proliferation of health food stores and their aim to improve the health of the […]
Healthy Route in Derby – one of a trio of health stores owned by Gary Trickett, chair of the NAHS – has closed its doors.
The National Association of Health Stores (NAHS) is calling upon retailers to support a petition it has put to the Government.
Wild Oats in Bristol won silver in the Independent Retail Business of the Year award at the British Independent Retailers Association’s (bira) national conference and gala awards in May.
The Natural Products Talks Theatre programme at this year’s NPE will feature a mix of fast-paced TED-style talks, dynamic panel discussions and live interviews.
The recent partnership between the National Association of Health Stores (NAHS) and the British Independent Retailers Association (BIRA) will be further strengthened with an exclusive at Natural & Organic Products Europe (NPE), when the two organizations will launch a new retailer initiative called Shop Talk.
Ahead of the Natural Health Trade Summit (NHT) in Manchester on 22 October, the National Association of Health Stores (NAHS) reveals it will be making a significant announcement at the show. Details are yet to be disclosed, however Gary Trickett, chair of NAHS, confirms the planned announcements will include two new initiatives which will be […]
Cheryl Thallon, founder of Viridian Nutrition, speaks to Diane Millis about the changes in the natural products industry over the past 21 years.
Following the result of the EU Referendum the National Association of Health Stores is calling on the Government to cut business red tape and restrictive regulations on natural health products. In a statement, the Association said: “The NAHS is happy that the people of the UK have had the chance to express their feeling of […]
The Association of Convenience Stores ASC has branded the Government’s decision to introduce a mandatory living wage for workers over 25 a “reckless measure”. The policy was announced in last week’s Budget, along with plans to relax Sunday trading restrictions. ACS chief executive, James Lowman, said: “The introduction of a compulsory ‘Living Wage’ will have […]
The MHRA has announced that from 1 July anybody in the UK selling medicines online – including THR products and homeopathic medicines – needs to be registered with the MHRA and be on its list of UK registered online retail sellers. Failure to comply with the EU-wide law could result in a two-year prison sentence. […]
Following the omission of health food stores in the recent Health on the High Street report, NAHS Administrator Avril McCracken and Cheryl Thallon of Viridian have met with the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) which published the report. The report, which aimed to identify businesses and services that contribute most to the health and […]
Natural Products News has been asking natural and organic industry insiders for their first thoughts on the launch of Holland & Barrett’s new ‘More’ store format. The new large format stores – the first of which opened in Chester last month – feature a supersized free-from offer and also include fresh organic fruit and veg […]
Following Wendy Atkinson standing down as chair of the NAHS at its recent AGM, Gary Trickett has been proposed elected as the organization’s new chair. With a chain of three Healthy Route stores in the East Midlands, the most recent opening in Derby last year, Trickett, who has been on the NAHS committee for four […]
The health food trade has reacted with dismay to a new report that sets out to identify businesses and services that most contribute to the health and wellbeing of local communities. Health on the High Street – launched last week by the Royal Society for Public Health – identifies fast food outlets, bookmakers, pay day […]
News in brief
April 8, 2020 Jane Wolfe
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
Beauty Kitchen is officially supplying the Scottish Government with 50,000 units of hand sanitizer for the NHS, social care and other front-line services.
Nurture Brands acquires The Primal Pantry
Nurture Brands – which owns Rebel Kitchen, EMILY and Ape – has added natural snack brand The Primal Pantry to its plant-based food and drink portfolio.
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 …
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]