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The North American market for natural & organic personal care products is continuing its positive trajectory, with revenues reaching USD 5.6 billion this year, according to new analysis by Ecovia Intelligence.
Personal health concerns and increased availability in mainstream retail are now key drivers of growth in the global organic market, reports Ecovia Intelligence. The London-based consultancy also reveals that almost all leading organic food brands in North America are now in hands of multinationals.
US-based food multinational Kraft Heinz Company is to acquire Primal Nutrition, maker of Primal Kitchen branded products, in deal worth US$200 million.
US trade body the Organic Trade Association has has set out ten priority actions to safeguard organic integrity and preserve public trust.
US trade group the Plant Based Foods Association (PBFA) has launched a new Certified Plant Based programme, the first scheme of its type in America.
Lonza has announced the first of a new line of internationally available plant-coloured supplement capsules, under its Capsugel Vcaps brand.
GOED, the Global Organization of EPA and DHA Omega-3s, has selected new officers for the 2018-2019 fiscal year and also voted to add a new officer position of monetization officer.
Las Vegas, USA. SupplySide West brings together more than 16,000 ingredient buyers and suppliers from the dietary supplement, beverage, functional food, personal care and sports nutrition industries.
US-based National Beverage Corporation, maker of LaCroix sparkling water, is fighting back against a class action lawsuit filed by law firm Beaumont Costales.
The use of dietary supplements among US adults increased 10% over the past decade, confirms new data from the 2018 CRN Consumer Survey on Dietary Supplements. The survey also shows that consumer trust in products has risen by 5% over the last two years.
A prominent US researcher has accused America’s Food and Drug Administration of a ‘dereliction of duty’ after a new study found serious shortcomings in the way it deals with contaminated dietary supplements.
Twin Falls, US-based organic snack and sports nutrition brand Clif Bar Baking Company has begun construction of the region’s largest onsite solar power system, which when completed next June will supply 30 percent of the 300,000-square-foot commercial bakery’s power annually from clean solar energy.
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Fix the World and Make Money the Dr Bronner’s way
October 31, 2018 Jim Manson
Family owned natural soap brand Dr Bronner’s is the subject of an episode in a new documentary series Fix the World and Make Money, titled ‘Soap for World Peace’, which launched today on the filmmakers’ website.
Natural Products YouTube channel relaunches with Organic Pioneer series
An all new-look Natural Products YouTube channel relaunches this week with a series of ‘Organic Pioneer’ videos filmed earlier this month at the Go! Organic Festival.
Watch: Natural & Organic Products Europe in pictures
The ‘official’ photos are all in from last weekend’s action-packed and effortlessly upbeat Natural & Organic Products Europe in London. We’ve edited the cream of the crop into a snappy 60-second video. If you couldn’t get along to the show, here’s what you missed!
Interview: Natural beauty sector needs to tune into what the customer wants
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.
From bongs to baby food – how to navigate the South African market by a man who’s done (and still does) it all
September 21, 2018 Jim Manson
Founder and owner of one of South Africa’s leading natural and organic distributors, and publisher of the country’s top trade magazine for the food and beverage industry, Bruce Cohen is that rare breed, an entrepreneur- influencer – both deal-maker and commentator. Plugged in to the South African natural products scene in a way few others […]
The neuroscientist and science writer Matthew Walker describes lack of sleep as a “slow form of self-euthanasia”. His best-selling book Why We Sleepis a wake-up call for all of us, writes Jim Manson
Changing the debate on natural health in New Zealand
A campaign last year by natural health advocacy group the New Zealand Wellness Association (NZWA) played a pivotal role in seeing off divisive new legislation proposed for the regulation of the supplements and natural remedies in the country. Here, NZWA’s co-founder and general manager, Joanne Bisset, talks to NPG about the group’s on-going mission to […]
Climate change ready: Growing organically in a water stressed world
The time for debating climate change is over, says US organic farming pioneer Bob Quinn – it’s already happening, and we need to adapt fast. That’s why he has turned his attention to developing climate change ready organic crops that will thrive in hot, water stressed conditions, writes Michael Wale.
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