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Natural beauty ambassadors: “shared vision” will drive sector

Leading figures from the natural beauty sector gathered in Brighton this week to debate a range of issues – from latest market trends and developments, to business ethics and sustainability. The 2016 Natural Beauty Roundtable brought together a group of 20 prominent brand owners, CEOs, commentators and practitioners for a two-hour themed discussion, working lunch […]

November 4, 2016 Continue Reading
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Natural Beauty Retail Awards winners & industry hotlist announced

Weleda MD Jayn Sterland tops this year’s ‘Who’s Who in Natural Beauty’ industry hotlist The UK’s best natural beauty retailers have been announced today with the publication of the autumn edition of Natural Beauty News, published by Diversified Communications UK. Waitrose, Debenhams, Holland & Barrett, LoveLula, Beauty Kitchen, and Amaranth have all been recognised with […]

September 27, 2016 Continue Reading

Pay it forward

2016 has been tough on us so far. Ronnie Corbett, Terry Wogan, David Bowie, Victoria Wood, Prince … it reads like a headline cast for the best New Year’s Eve cabaret show ever, but alas it is instead the tip of a celebrity iceberg of terribly sad losses that we have experienced thus far (let […]

August 23, 2016 Continue Reading
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A beautiful mind

Life in the 21st century is just one long, ever-decreasing circle of commonality. In the same way that the older you get, the social game of six degrees of separation actually begins to ring true, it seems to me that no matter what genre you look at, it’s intrinsically linked with all others. Take fitness, […]

May 11, 2016 Continue Reading
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Retail revolution

Black Friday, Cyber Monday, even the January sales have started appearing before we’ve sung the New Year in. Loud price slashing has always been most retailers’ preferred way of engaging with consumers, and once our interest is piqued we’re further enticed with BOGOFs, three-for-two deals and any other money-saving offer that can be dreamed up. […]

January 8, 2016 Continue Reading
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Pop up and listen

In my July Beauty Buzz column Organic beauty retailing – the future is multi-channel I wrote about how high street fashion retailer H&M had become the latest store to relaunch its beauty collection, which included a subsidiary-conscious range of Ecocert-approved sustainable products. In celebration of this range, the forward-thinking retailer went one step further and […]

October 28, 2015 Continue Reading
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Are we nearly there yet?

As this latest installment of my Beauty Buzz column goes to press, we are putting away the chairs  and closing the door on yet another hugely successful Round Table discussion hosted by the Natural Beauty Yearbook and Natural Products News magazine. Held once again on the first day of Organic Beauty Week, a select group […]

September 23, 2015 Continue Reading
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Repetition is key

Keep it clear. Keep it transparent. And no, I’m not just referring to your well-cared-for complexion! That’s the mantra this September when the Soil Association embarks on yet another emboldened Organic Beauty Week, focused this year on the theme, Campaign for Clarity. Running from 14-21 September the aim, as always, is to “raise awareness of […]

August 26, 2015 Continue Reading
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Stand up and be counted

It’s been more than six months since the team at the Natural Beauty Yearbook and Natural Products News magazine sat down around a round table with a handful of key industry figures and discussed the state of the natural and organic beauty market. In what was a lively, topical and engaging debate, one of the […]

May 14, 2015 Continue Reading
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Youthful retailing

It has always been the No 1 rule of retail – know your customer. Learning buying patterns, understanding why they step foot in your store in the first place, and making sure you keep them interested by consistently introducing new product lines will be a big help to ensure customers keep coming back. But the […]

February 26, 2015 Continue Reading