Industry News

Sustainability and Functional Ingredients Top Health Agenda in 2018

Dec 5, 2018 Food & Drink

Written by Lisa Crawford-Jones Consumer health awareness has hit an all-time high with many once niche trends rapidly making their way into the mainstream. Broadly, 2018 marks an emerging awareness of the interconnected relationship between physical, emotional, environmental and even spiritual health with consumers seeking meaningful functional ingredients in food, drinks, natural health, beauty and […]

Helping Australia Become Cheeki

Cheeki was established in 2009 with the aim to share the #refillreuse message around the world with high quality and innovative alternatives to disposable food and drink containers. The growing company were looking to expand their consumer base through their main target markets of distributors and retailers in the health and wellbeing industries. “We believe […]

Global Trends in Organic: Data, Deals and Disruptors

Nov 28, 2018 Global News

At the Nordic Organic Food Fair this year, Natural Products Global presented the findings of its annual Global Trends in Organic report.  The survey, compiled by NPG editor Jim Manson, draws on a full year’s coverage of the global organic scene by NPG’s editorial team.  Talking ahead of his presentation, Manson said: “This is very much the world of […]

Meet-The-Buyer: Euniece Quek, Village Grocer Malaysia

Expos are a great way to meet buyers – and the Naturally Good Expo provides many opportunities to do so. We chat with Euniece Quek Jui Chien from Village Grocer Malaysia, in the second of our Q&A series. Euniece visited Naturally Good this year as an international buyer, organised by Export Connect and speaks about her […]

Health Products Climbing to Top Product of the Year

Nov 20, 2018 Food & Drink

With over 14,000 Australian consumers having had their say, the Product of the Year 2019 winners were announced on November 15, at the Quay Restaurant in Sydney. These awards recognise innovation across several categories, such as beauty and skincare, snacks, home cooking, pantry, healthy options and gluten free. In its tenth, and biggest year to […]

How to Stand Out in the Sea of Natural and Organic Industry Today

Nov 16, 2018 Business

The growth of the natural and organics industry has been exponential in recent years, growing into a $2.4 billion industry in Australia. That is an increase of 88 percent since 2012 and the industry is showing no signs of slowing down. While this growth is great for the industry and those involved in it, greater […]

Food as Medicine: Fad or Fact?

Nov 14, 2018 Natural Health

Long before the days of the corner chemist, food was used as medicines. Despite humanity’s long standing reliance on the goodness of nature for various ailments, it can be hard to convince the modern consumer that food is better than a pill. We have all witnessed the bombardment of ‘natural’ diets including the ‘Atkin’, “Paleo’, […]

Lonza Adds Colour to the Clean-Label Experience

Nov 10, 2018 Global News

Lonza has announced the first of a new line of internationally available plant-coloured supplement capsules, under its Capsugel Vcaps brand. Previously the capsule shells required an E-number. The company says that the new food coloured capsules – labelled as natural colourants in the United States – will allow customers to create “bright, eye-catching supplements that also […]

From Humble Beginnings Come Great Things

3.6 million. That is the number of plastic toothbrushes purchased each year, most of which end up in landfills and oceans. The Humble Co. is fighting this norm by creating a range of natural products including toothpaste, chewing gum and natural bamboo toothbrushes and dish brushes. Using these non-plastic products helps to minimise the litter […]

Meet-The-Buyer: Al Overton, Planet Organic

Business is built on relationships; and trade shows are a great way to get conversations started. We are pleased to present our meet-the-buyer series: beginning with a Q&A with Planet Organic’s UK Buying Director, Al Overton. Al attended this year’s Naturally Good through the international buyers’ program hosted by Export Connect, and was also a […]

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