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
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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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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

Man up…

Last week saw the launch of ManOrganic, described as the first online grooming destination with a natural and organic offer dedicated exclusively to men. Developed by the specialists behind LoveLula, the site offers handpicked ethical natural and organic brands including established favourites like REN and Dr Hauschka alongside new brands including Elements and Preserve. ManOrganic […]

May 12, 2015 Continue Reading

Beauty Bites

Exclusively from Botanical Brands comes Living Nature’s latest shade of lipstick, a ‘vintage pink’ shade called Bloom. Living Nature is donating NZ$1 from the sale of each lipstick to the Breast Cancer Network New Zealand (BCN). Natural make-up brand benecos is increasing its distribution and is now available in Whole Foods Market stores. Graeme Hume […]

January 29, 2015 Continue Reading
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A little bit of magic and sparkle

Grappling for shelf space, competing on packaging design, POS promotions – these are all familiar, day-to-day experiences for manufacturers and brands alike trying to stay afloat in the competitive world of retail. It’s a tricky business obtaining customers’ attention, but it’s even harder retaining it and convincing them to make a purchase. Shoppers are savvy. […]

December 29, 2014 Continue Reading
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Beauty beyond the High Street

Ask the people behind most fledging natural brands where they want to be in five years’ time and they’ll usually mention the name of two well-known retailers. And who can blame them? On paper, supplying the big names sounds like an amazing move that generates serious sales while exposing mainstream customers to ethical natural and […]

May 29, 2014 Continue Reading
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LoveLula Boutique launches for fledgling brands

Online natural beauty website LoveLula has created a new section called LoveLula Boutique which offers aspiring natural beauty brands a platform from which to showcase and sell their products. Sonia White, director of the company, launched the new section to actively support young, artisan brands needing a marketplace in which to bring their products to […]

May 8, 2014 Continue Reading

LoveLula and Zuneta become Zulu Beauty

Pioneering online natural beauty retailer LoveLula is teaming up with luxury e-tailing site Zuneta to form a new online alliance. Founders Claire Braithwaite and Zu Rafalat will be joining Paul Fisher from Forward Venture Partners, who will be providing equity investment, on the board of directors. The new group is called  Zulu Beauty and will […]

August 8, 2011 Continue Reading