Natural and organic beauty brand lavera has revamped its mineral sun care and self-tanning range and added a new sensitive cream for children.
Natural and organic beauty brand Awake Organics has introduced a new circular packaging programme called the #ZeroWaste500Club.
Green People has relaunched its sun care range with a new easy-wear formula in plant-derived sugar cane packaging for summer 2019.
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
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…)
Viridian Nutrition says it is putting heart health at the top of the agenda with the recent launch of its Cardio Multi.
At this month’s Natural & Organic Products Europe event, NATRUE’s regulatory & scientific officer Dr Hana Mušinović highlighted a new project to transform urban waste into marketable bio-products.
Sussex-based co-op Infinity Foods has released a statement around its stance on plastic packaging to offer a detailed answer to the question it is frequently asked: why is its own label range not packed in biodegradable or compostable material?
Natural health brand BetterYou has unveiled its Better Planet Project – an initiative through which the brand is seeking to reduce its environmental footprint and reliance on non-sustainable resources.
Australian Bush Flower Essences has created new-look packaging as part of its wider growth strategy to appeal to new audiences and encourage consumers to try flower remedies.
Natural and organic food brand Tree of Life has created an eight-strong range of organic Raw Cacao Chocolate bars.
To celebrate its tenth year, the organic Sicilian wine brand Purato has undergone a makeover, including the new strapline ‘Green to the extreme’, to flag up its green credentials.
Welsh organic dairy brand Rachel’s Organic has refreshed its brand, unveiling a new packaging design across its full range of yogurts and rice puddings.
Natural beauty pioneer Faith in Nature is reviving a scheme from its early days, encouraging customers to return product containers to its manufacturing facilities.
Gluten-free cereal brand Nature’s Path has revamped its packaging with what it calls vibrant designs designed to give ‘a genuine family feel’ to the brand’s range and increase on-shelf appeal.
Chocolatier James Hull talks to Jane Wolfe about how the award-winning Hassocks-based brand J.Cocoa grew out of his passion for the bean and desire to give cocoa farmers their fair dues Can you tell me a bit about J.Cocoa and why you chose to produce bean to bar chocolate? From simple curiosity to hobby to […]
Manchester-based natural and organic baby care brand Good Bubble has announced that it is swapping to sustainable, recycled plastic packaging as part of the brand’s sustainability mission to cut its carbon footprint in half by 2020.
Following its appearance on the BBC show Dragons’ Den, sustainable skincare start-up Optiat has relaunched as UpCircle.
In November, East Sussex saw the arrival of a plastic-free store, Harriet’s of Hove – The Plastic Free Pantry, opened by Harriet Dean-Orange and her partner Mhiran Patel.
The latest offering from Soap Folk are its Organic Lip Balms, described as colourful, tactile and nourishing and designed for a daily organic moisture top-up.
Triodos Bank calls for ‘radical’ change
June 25, 2019 Rosie Greenaway
Triodos Bank has launched a vision paper calling for a ‘radical systemic transition’ away from current production-focused systems
Mary-Jane’s Coffee opens its first CBD café
The man behind Mary-Jane’s Coffee, Jon Antoniou, has opened the South West’s first CBD cafe in Bristol’s Whiteladies Road in a bid to provide ‘a quality, affordable and great-tasting way to take CBD daily’.
News in brief
Chunky Chocolate and Chunky Orange Chocolate with Baobab are the first bars from Prodigy Snacks, a start-up which uses clean, natural ingredients with nutritional benefits to reimagine classic chocolate favourites. Bells & Whistles has launched a new vegan cake line in three flavours: Berry & Cashew, Nut Truffle and Ginger & Apricot. The gluten-, milk- […]
BetterYou reveals new-look website
Natural health brand BetterYou has unveiled its updated website, betteryou.com, with a fresh new look and feel as well as some added initiatives designed to enhance performance and delivery.
Beyond the little bottles
June 12, 2019 Ross Harris
From the yoghurt drinks of the ‘90s to Unilever’s recent investment in ‘happy bacteria’ skincare, probiotics are still a hot topic – but consumer confusion is rife, discovers Kate Miller, and puzzling legislation isn’t helping (more…)
The carbon pawprint
A far cry from the proverbial dogs’ dinner, the pet industry is now booming with healthier and greener options. From zero waste shampoo bars to premium natural and organic foods, Sharna Waid finds out what retailers are stocking to meet the demands of a growing community of eco-conscious pet parents (more…)
As more consumers seek alcohol-free, low-sugar and sustainably produced beverages, Jane Wolfe speaks with some natural and organic soft drinks brands to discover how they are ticking all the boxes (more…)
The heart of the matter
Dr Decker Weiss is a naturopathic cardiologist with an important message about inflammation. Here, Rosie Greenaway relays some of the key messages conveyed during his 2018 retailer roadshow, and discovers why ignoring the red flags could be catastrophic for cardiovascular health
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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 […]