2-3 Jun 2019

Industry News

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 […]

Milk Alternatives are the New Cash Cow

Oct 26, 2018 Food & Drink

If you’ve been anywhere near a supermarket or café lately, you’ve probably noticed a jump in the number of milk alternatives available. Soy, almond, rice, oat and coconut are common, and now there’s even hemp milk. It seems that savvy businesses have spotted a consumer demand – and are successfully milking it. Milk alternatives – […]

The Boom of Vegan Cosmetics in 2018

Veganism is on the rise worldwide, with Australia the third fastest growing market globally. Roy Morgan Research has shown that between 2012 and 2016, the number of Australians eating a vegetarian diet rose from 1.7 million to 2.1 million (just over 11 percent of the population). The logical step for anyone pursuing a vegan diet […]

Mandatory Eco Labelling for Food Would be Game-Changer

Oct 15, 2018 Global News

This article first appeared in Natural Products Global, part of Diversified’s global natural & organic network. Written by Jim Manson. Mandatory environment labelling for food could be a game-changer in efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and cut pollution, says a prominent UK academic. Joseph Poore, lead researcher of a recent high-profile study into the environmental impacts […]

Wot’s Not to Love?

The Wotnot story starts with a nappy. Yes, that’s right, the first environmentally friendly nappy in Australia – Moltex Oko. Two mothers, Sinead Roberts and Sioned Guard, came together in 2007 with their idea to launch the Moltex nappy so that parents would have a latex and fragrance-free option for their little ones. Since then, […]

Technology and Transparency Key to Targeting Gen Z Shoppers

Oct 1, 2018 Business

Generation Z might seem like aliens to people from earlier epochs, but they’re the new shopping superpower, and businesses who want to stay on top will need to factor them into marketing plans. Fortunately, it turns out they’re only human. At the 2018 Naturally Good Expo, youth marketing expert James Purcell, from Growth Tank Agency, […]

Australians are Hungry for Organic Food and Drink

Sep 25, 2018 Food & Drink

If you’ve suspected that the organic industry is smashing it … you’re bang on the money. According to figures from the Australian Organic Market Report 2018, it is now valued at $2.4 billion – a massive 88 percent growth since 2012. A session at this year’s Naturally Good Expo highlighted some key findings from the […]

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