Leading wellbeing brand Tisserand Aromatherapy is launching a crowdfunding campaign to meet ‘phenomenal’ worldwide demand for aromatherapy wellbeing solutions.
The eighth annual FreeFrom Skincare Awards are now open for entries, with a number of changes for 2019.
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 […]
The owner of a Leamington Spa juice bar who pleaded guilty in August to breaching the EU Nutrition & health Claims Regulation, has had the fines imposed on her cut by an appeal judge. The Pure & Raw juice bar had made a series of unauthorised claims in store and on its website – including […]
A TV doctor, specialist health food store and industry body feature prominently in a film created for Viridian Nutrition on bringing lifestyle medicine to the mainstream. Created in partnership with the College of Medicine and ITN Productions, the film – introduced by national newsreader Natasha Kaplinsky – explores social prescribing and looks at organizations who […]
Under draft plans approved by the European Parliament yesterday, single-use plastic items including plates, cutlery, straws ticks and cotton buds, are to be banned in the EU from 2021.
Divine Chocolate Limited, the international Fairtrade company owned by cocoa farmers, has acquired the assets of Swedish pioneering Fairtrade company, The House of Fair Trade. In August 2018 Divine Chocolate purchased the assets of The House of Fair Trade. The company, based in Gothenburg, has distributed Divine Chocolate in Sweden for the last 15 years. Telling the inspirational […]
A new annual award conceived by the Organic Trade Board (OTB) aims to recognize an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the UK organic sector.
US eco-friendly bottled water company JUST Goods Inc has launched JUST Water onto the UK market, in the first step of a major global expansion.
Just in time for summer, luxury goats’ milk ice cream brand Greedy Goat has whipped up eight new flavours in glass jars in a move it says makes it the first retail ice cream in the UK to be packaged in biodegradable, recyclable and reusable glass.
Emma Vass has been appointed to head up the UK operations of natural food company Wessanen as the firm unveils its new corporate vision.
Fucibo Co has launched 21 Bites, a new online portal selling insect-based products, claimed to be the first of its type in Europe.
Three single-ingredient teas have been launched by Natur Boutique in a bid to introduce new flavours from across Asia.
In the largest ever field study investigating the impact of neonicotinoids on bees, researchers found that exposure resulted in a 24% decline in numbers.
The organic market in Europe continues to maintain double digit growth according to data from Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) and the Agricultural Market Information Company (AMI) that was released at last week’s Biofach exhibition.
German nutrition company Shrewd Foods has introduced its range of freeze-dried Shameless Smoothies to the UK market.
Household cleaning products and certain categories of personal care products will escape the UK’s ban on microbeads, environment campaigners have warned.
Preston-based natural health specialist Natures Aid has been purchased by Thornton & Ross Ltd. Established in 1982 by Lynn Lord, David Lord and Paul Marshall, Natures Aid has become one of the leading VMS and herbal product manufacturers in the UK health food sector and has built up a substantial international business. Natures Aid’s director […]
Vital Life International has announced the launch of multi-award-winning French skincare brand Ixxi onto UK shelves. The range is based on the antioxidant properties of OPC PINS, a French Maritime Bark Extract native to forests in the Landes region of the country. Ixxi products are designed to overcome stress caused by environmental factors, reducing the […]
Organic start-up Yuyo has brought the national beverage of Brazil to the UK market with its innovative range of certified organic yerba mate.
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 […]
Mineral-rich New Zealand volcanic mud delivers instant illumination for your skin
It may seem counter-intuitive to apply mud to your skin in order to cleanse it, but the skin-enhancing benefits of mineral-rich mud have been harnessed for beauty treatments all over the world for centuries. Antipodes® uses white volcanic mud sourced from central New Zealand’s dramatic central plateau in its new Halo Skin-Brightening Facial Mud Mask […]
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