Ahead of Natural & Organic Products Europe (NPE) in April, show organizer Diversified Communications has been hearing from industry figures about trends, innovation, opportunities, challenges and the ‘ones to watch’ for 2018.
Suranga Herath, CEO of English Tea Shop, publishes ‘top tips’ on how independents can ‘lead the way’ in combating global warming.
Oryx Desert Salt has altered its packaging and introduced refill boxes for its entire range in a bid to reduce its environmental impact.
Former Soil Association business development director and Ecotricity brand ambassador Helen Taylor has been appointed as chief executive at Forest Green Rovers – named by world governing body FIFA as “football’s greenest club”.
Bristol-based Better Food has overhauled its website to bring it in line with the store’s branding and offer customers a user-friendly information hub.
The beauty industry is in a state of perpetual reinvention, the need for constant innovation and ‘newness’ unquestioned. To some extent that’s true for the natural and organic beauty sector too. But just how sustainable is that relentless quest for the new? Not very, according to Jayn Sterland, MD at Weleda UK.
Check out our video round-up of last week’s 2016 Natural Beauty Roundtable event, here at our Brighton offices.
Organic Monitor has just announced the finalists of the 2016 Sustainable Beauty Awards.
Last month Natural Products News talked to Alara Wholefoods founder, Alex Smith, about his mission to make the company the “most sustainable food manufacturer in the world”. Here he is talking to Jim Manson. Read our interview with Alex Smith here.
A long-term study by the Swiss Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) in Kenya has shown clearly that organic agriculture not only generates comparable yields, but produces more income for farmers than conventional methods. The 10-year study in Thika and Chuka was conducted with local partners since 2007. It contradicts the widely heard claim that organic needs more space to achieve similar […]
Alex Smith has been on a mission – now achieved – to make his company Alara Wholefoods “the most sustainable food manufacturer on Earth”. It’s a big claim and one he wants to be challenged on, as he explains here to NPN editor Jim Manson “I believe it is essential that we plan and work […]
Soil Association Certification is teaming up with the Carbon Trust to develop a bespoke sustainable catering standard to complement the Food for Life Catering Mark. The new standard will look at waste, energy and water, in addition to food provenance and supply chain, which are already covered by the existing Catering Mark award. To be […]
Cleaning brand Method Europe says that 85% of its range – 12 products in total – is now Cradle to Cradled Certified GOLD. Cradle to Cradle Certified GOLD is the second highest step on Cradle to Cradle’s path for guiding and certifying product innovation. “Beautiful design and environmental responsibility are equally important when creating a product, […]
Weleda has won the Organic Monitor Sustainable Beauty Award for ‘Sustainability Leadership’. The judging panel recognised Weleda’s continuing contribution to sustainability leadership and commended the company for its “value-creation business model”, referring to the fact that the Weleda business model is based on creating economic value in a way that also creates value for society, […]
The cosmetics industry is increasingly turning to the sea and oceans in the search for new ingredients. Although many novel raw materials are emerging, the development is raising many questions about sustainability. Can the cosmetics industry learn from the food industry and prevent damage to marine eco-systems when sourcing? (more…)
Organic and agro-ecological approaches to future food security will form the focus of a major conference in Birmingham this month. (more…)
Research shows that more customers than ever are choosing natural and organic beauty products for their bathroom cabinets. But as demand rises for hard-to-source raw materials such as ylang ylang and rosewood – can the environment sustain this desire for natural ingredients? (more…)
Juiceburst rebrands, reformulates, extends range
January 16, 2018 Jane Wolfe
Soft drinks brand Juiceburst has reformulated and rebranded across its entire portfolio, as well as creating two new additions to its core range.
OTB receives £1.73m in funding
The Organic Trade Board (OTB) is to receive a loan from Triodos Bank, Europe’s leading sustainable bank, to help grow organic sales in the UK in 2018 and beyond.
Forest Whole Foods named Best New Business
Online organic retailer Forest Whole Foods has been awarded Best New Business in the New Forest Business Partnership’s Brilliance in Business Awards.
Gove charms audience at the Oxford Real Farming Conference
Michael Gove became the first Defra minister to address the rebel Real Farming Conference in Oxford, usually a prerogative of the established Oxford Farming Conference.
November 21, 2017 Jane Wolfe
With mounting research emphasizing the crucial part the microbiome plays in preventing and fighting disease, Jane Wolfe takes a look at the best ways to optimize gut health (more…)
Food of the gods
Regularly consuming a little of what you love could have long-term health benefits – even where chocolate is concerned, discovers Rosie Greenaway (more…)
A significant rise in job insecurity since the UK’s decision to leave the EU means people are loath to take time off work – and with an increase in colds and flu, this is leading to higher demand for OTC remedies. Jane Wolfe reports (more…)
Let’s do lunch!
Sharna Waid has been taking a look at how natural products retailers and brands are maximizing the crucial two-hour lunchtime selling period (more…)
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 […]
Natural beauty made in Cyprus
Sharna Waid has been finding out how passionate producers in Cyprus are using the fruits of the land to create natural beautifying cosmetics. According to the ancient myth, Aphrodite – the goddess of love and beauty, pleasure and procreation – was born out of the waves off the coast of Cyprus. Aside from attracting three […]