A new shop, Heather and Rose Health, opened its doors in Watford in October to offer the local community an independent health store experience. Business partners by Kasia Chajdacki and Branka Simic both previously worked in Panacea health store in a nearby shopping centre, but when that closed down they resolved to branch out on […]
Ancient knowledge and modern research are combining to make winter remedies even more effective in 2019, explains Matt Chittock (more…)
This month saw the launch of Health & Her, a new online information and shopping portal focusing on female health, specifically the menopause.
Pukka Herbs has relaunched its popular Detox tea under a new name – Feel New – following the ASA ruling in May 2018 that whilst Pukka could continue to sell the tea, it could not advertise it in the UK (We’ll keep selling 100% legal Detox tea’). Pukka has now changed the name and reviewed […]
Herbal tea and supplements brand Pukka Herbs says it will continue to sell its ‘100% legal’ Detox tea product, after it was told last week by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) that it must no longer use the term ‘detox’ in any future advertising.
The Soil Association (SA) and Pukka Herbs have joined forces in what they call an ‘inter-generational growing project’ which aims to bring the values of organic into schools, increasing kids’ knowledge about food provenance and the environment. In the initiative – launched on 20 March to coincide with Grandparent Gardening Week – the SA’s Food […]
To celebrate two decades in the business, Natural Health in Hertford held a 20th Anniversary Health Festival on 25 February, an event that drew an impressive 800 visitors to the Hertford Theatre.
Cold-pressed drinks company MOJU has introduced a new Acerola Cherry Booster Shot to its range. Truede has introduced all-natural vegan Turkish Delight in a grab-and-go box in two flavours: Rose and Mixed, which includes apple, pomegranate, lemon and orange. Sugar Free Karma Cola has launched within a selection of Jamie’s Italian and Barbecoa and the brand has also […]
Unilever has announced that it has acquired organic herbal tea and supplements specialist Pukka Herbs for an undisclosed sum.
Soil Association (SA) Certification has highlighted the need to protect the integrity of organic supply chains.
Pukka has introduced its new organic Brainwave capsules, created specifically to improve cognitive function and support brain health.
The 2016 Wake Up To Organic campaign got a great response from independent retailers, with over 70 stores across the country taking part – 20 more than last year.
Today Wake Up To Organic saw over 60 stores across the country enthusiastically rallying behind the event to offer customers a free organic breakfast. Now in its second year, the joint Organic Trade Board (OTB) and Soil Association campaign aims to raise awareness of the benefits and versatility of organic products, highlighting to consumers the […]
This year’s Organic September was a great success but there’s always room for more independent stores to get stuck in. So what’s in it for retailers and why should they bother getting involved? “They’d be mad not to,” says Katy Mansell-Carter, marketing manager, The Better Food Company, who talked to NPN about her experience of […]
Natures Corner health food store in Newbury recently celebrated its 15th year anniversary with a ’15 days for 15 years’ event. Founded in 1999 by Liz Chandler and her sister Caroline Withers, who sadly passed away four years ago, the business prides itself as being Newbury’s only independent health shop. Chandler, who handed over the […]
Beanbag Natural Health in Witney has won the first prize in 2014 Pukka Window Competition. The store wins a £500 voucher with glamping holiday specialist Canopy and Stars and £100 towards travel expenses. The judges singled out Beanbag’s window for its “sheer beauty and elegance and for making Pukka really come alive”. Second prize went […]
Ethical Consumer’s latest product guide to tea has revealed an impressive growth in the number of tea brands certified by ethical labelling schemes. Of the 30 leading tea brands surveyed, nearly 90% are certified by at least one ethical labelling scheme, compared to just 40% in 2000. Organic is the most widespread label, with just […]
Ayurvedic specialist Pukka is reviving its exclusive mug offer to retailers. (more…)
Herbal pioneer Pukka has launched the UK’s first exclusive collection of Ayurvedic skincare. (more…)
A new take on the January blues
December 5, 2019 Rosie Greenaway
‘Shades of Aqua’ has been highlighted as the key food and beverage colour trend for 2020, with vivid blues and greens expected to drive innovation.
Veganuary to launch ‘milestone’ TV ad
As part of The Big Give, non-profit Veganuary has launched a Crowdfunding effort to get its first TV ad on air, aiming to raise £40,000 in one week.
Hastings’ Co-op expands refills into second store
Trinity Wholefoods, which marked its 35th birthday this year, has opened a refill store to encourage customers to ‘reduce, reuse, recycle, refill, rethink’.
Experts warn of high protein diet risks
Popular high protein diets have been shown to help people lose weight but could be putting long-term followers at risk of kidney damage, experts warn.
Pick of the products 2019
November 28, 2019 Rosie Greenaway
One thing’s for sure when reflecting on this year’s products: our industry never fails to deliver on innovation. With the word ‘sustainability’ on everyone’s lips, our sector was pioneering its ‘better for you and the planet’ products long before the phrase hit the mainstream. As the world plays catch-up, here’s a review of the trendsetting […]
With irritable bowel syndrome affecting approximately 12 million people in the UK, Jane Wolfe finds out how diet and lifestyle changes can significantly help sufferers, and investigates the low-FODMAP solution (more…)
Living life on the veg
Plates of lifeless veg and soggy ‘fishless fingers’ are a thing of the past. Rosie Greenaway orders the vegan catch of the day, explores today’s sophisticated veggie market, and discovers just how much the nation’s love of animal products is costing the planet (more…)
The whole package
Want the truth about sustainable packaging? It’s complicated – but consumers and brands are both committed to change, says Matt Chittock
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. […]
How to become the next influential natural beauty brand
The world doesn’t need another natural beauty brand. It’s a market that is set to be worth up to $54 billion by 2027. It’s saturated like every other industry in the world. What it does need however, is a brand that is passionate, value driven and has clarity around how they want to shake things […]
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 […]
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.