Health food retailers, brand-owners and campaigners in Ireland have been celebrating a decision to defer the imposition a new 23% VAT rate on food supplements.
Vitamin D has overtaken vitamin C as the UK’s most widely used single vitamin according to a new research published by Mintel.
Industry organizations have joined forces to oppose plans by the Irish Government to introduce a tax on probiotics and omega-3 from 1 March.
The Health Food Manufacturers Association has written a formal letter of complaint to the BBC about a controversial BBC2 Horizon programme about the food supplements industry.
Ethical supplement company Viridian Nutrition – whose products are now available in over 20 countries – has been named Northamptonshire’s Export Business of the Year 2018.
Holland & Barrett (H&B) has launched Healthbox, a new online, personalized UK subscription service for vitamins, minerals and supplements, using advice and recommendations from qualified nutritionists.
Supplements brand Link Nutrition has launched onto the UK market with a variety of targeted complexes designed for specific areas, as well as single vitamin boosts. The complexes include: Multi Plus – an ‘all in one’ complex containing a range of vitamins and minerals essential to boosting immunity, protecting the body’s cells from oxidative stress […]
Wiley’s Finest adds Cholesterol Support to its growing line of omega-3 products in the UK. Launching at the end of March, the latest product from the American fish oil supplements company will be showcased at Natural & Organic Products Europe (22-23 April, ExCel London).
The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) places ‘proper nutrition’ at the root of optimal performance among football players and provides the industry with a definitive guide on how nutrition can improve players’ health.
Brands hoping to catch the eye of Holland & Barrett at this year’s Natural & Organic Products Europe (NPE) won’t be disappointed, as the high street retailer is confirmed to be returning to judge the Innovation Pitch on Monday 23 April Live.
In response to the burgeoning interest in plant-based living, Planet Organic has launched Vegan Shop – a specialist area of its e-commerce site that is designed to make it easier for customers to shop its vegan ranges.
At the NHT Summit in Manchester BetterYou delivered a seminar to brands and retailers on innovation, trends and what’s to come for the VMS market.
Nature’s Bounty, a leading US brand under the $3 billion business portfolio of commercial giant NBTY Company, introduces products to UK for the first time.
East Yorkshire VMS manufacturer Bee Health Ltd has topped off a period of growth by being named in the 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain 2017 report.
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 […]
Edinburgh health store Hanover Healthfoods has a new look and extended offer after being expanding its space this year.
Recently launched VMS brand Prime Fifty – which offers targeted supplements for the over 50s – has just kicked off its first national TV ad campaign on Sky.
What does the future hold for the supplements and natural remedies sector? That’s the big question we’ll be posing to a panel of experts in a special discussion, entitled 20:20 vision: Imagining the VHMS category in 2020. We’ll be asking our experts (and occasional crystal ball gazers!): • What does the future hold for the […]
Agile, innovative and with UK and export sales growing strongly, Natures Aid is powering ahead from its Lancashire base.
The new MindCare range from Igennus has been developed to address the issues of stress, mental performance, mood and cognitive decline. Each product consists of a dual combination comprising a high potency omega-3 EPA and DHA capsule along with a targeted micronutrient capsule with synergistic vitamins, minerals and specialist actives designed to address each specific […]
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
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.
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 […]
Garden of Life®
Your body was created to eat, process, and derive its nutrition from food—real, healthy food. Garden of life® are fanatical about food. The core ethos is that they always start with real foods and these (foods) provide the formulas, the power to be at their best. Completely free of any synthetically created, chemical breakthroughs from […]
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 […]