Robert Verkerk asks if the pioneer natural and organic brands acquired in recent years by food and drink multinationals can lead them on a new road to ‘corporate integrity’
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No single approach is either right or wrong when it comes to demonstrating food and farming sustainability, writes David Green.
From ‘mood food’ to ‘alcohol-free(dom)’, Sustainable Lead’s Karina Kaae Hermansen checks in on this year’s biggest healthy food and drink trends
Calculating the business risks of converting to organic is a challenging but essential task if we want to encourage more farmers and processors to switch to organic. Johan Cejie has been crunching the numbers
Hong Kong-based editor and green entrepreneur Sonalie Figueiras predicts the biggest plant-based trends of 2018 and asks if 2018 will be the year of the vegan.
Just back from two intensive days of trend-spotting at last week’s Natural Products Scandinavia, Karina Kaae Hermansen offers her take on the top trends you’ll need to know to stay relevant to the sustainability and health conscious consumers of tomorro
Infant formula is the only processed food which humans are encouraged to consume, several times a day during a critical period of growth and development. It’s time to start thinking outside of the bottle, says Pat Thomas
As patents on existing drugs run out, Big Pharma is turning its attention (back) to the natural world, writes Rob Verkerk
Ben & Jerry’s announcement that it is to launch an organic ice cream line in 2018 is basically a ‘spoiler’ timed to deflect attention away from the fact that many of its products have been found to contain traces of the herbicide glyphosate, writes Pat Thomas The announcement that Ben & Jerry’s will be bringing […]
The European Week of Sport is all about promoting healthy lifestyles across Europe. In this context, the food industry plays a crucial role and businesses should realise the potential in collaborating with policy-makers to make Europeans live healthier lives, writes Chenoa Geert
Britain’s post-Brexit trade dispute arrangements will have profound impacts on the natural products sector, writes Robert Verkerk.
A European Commission crackdown on the internet ‘Wild West’ is being couched in terms of consumer protection. But Rob Verkerk warns that it could end up protecting big business.
The big conflict of our age is between Big Government and the MAAFIA (Microsoft Apple Alphabet Facebook Instagram Amazon), says Craig Sams. The implications for health freedom are profound
The organic French supermarket chain Naturalia (145 stores), which is is owned by Monoprix in France is opening three Vegan (and also organic) supermarkets in Paris, which is taking the ‘green’ supermarket idea to the next level.
There’s one little thing about superfoods that gets lost in all the hype, says Simon Wright – they’re not particularly super. (more…)
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Interview: Natural beauty sector needs to tune into what the customer wants
January 8, 2018 Jim Manson
Understanding what the consumer wants, and delivering on that, should be the natural beauty sector’s single biggest priority. That’s the very clear view of Holland & Barrett’s head of beauty, Lucy Pottinger, who talked exclusively with Natural Products Global in a special video interview recently.
Interview: ‘Natural – it’s the biggest beauty trend out there
Natural and organic beauty brands need to be every bit as good as their top-selling non-natural counterparts says Mark Steele, men’s toiletries and haircare buyer at UK supermarket chain Waitrose.
Interview: Let’s keep natural and organic beauty messaging positive
Could the future of natural beauty be genderless? That was one of the questions raised by two participants from last month’s Natural Beauty Roundtable discussion, hosted by Natural Beauty News at NPG’s Brighton (UK) offices.
Watch: 2017 Natural Beauty News Roundtable
Check out our video round-up of this week’s 2017 Natural Beauty Roundtable event, here at NPG’s Brighton offices.
Interview: Sir Tim Smit on expanding the Eden Project into China, and his hopes for organic
March 26, 2018 Michael Wale
Sir Tim Smit founder of the UK’s Eden Project, one of the world’s best known ecological tourist attraction, has been invited to expand the Eden Project brand into China, wines Michael Wale.
Interview: “It’s all about the research”
Horphag Research, the company that has been manufacturing the French maritime pine bark extract Pycnogenol for 40 years, has been defined over that time by a commitment to continuous scientific research.
A ‘natural grower’ making the desert work for him
NPG reporter Michael Wale travelled deep into the desert of the United Arab Emirates to meet with an extraordinary ‘natural grower’
A prominent natural food retailer told us recently that CLF Distribution had “transformed” his business – and the wider health food trade. For CLF’s founder, Robin Holiday, that was always the plan. Robin Holiday and his UK company CLF Distribution have come a long way since 1998, the year he first set up in business. In […]
In addition to current trends, BIOFACH, the World’s Leading Trade Fair for Organic Food, will be offering an insight into “the next generation of the organic industry” when it takes place again from 14 to 17 February 2018. Even more exhibitors than in 2017 will be present to help showcase the diversity of the global […]
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Primera – Labels for every language area
LX900e: A solution for companies that need individual product labels in different languages as well as personalised labels. Frebbenholm Trading AB, a company producing food products based on 100 per cent natural raw materials, realised that even within the European Union, every language area and every country needs its own version of product labels. The […]
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