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Oct122017
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Meet the speaker – Emma Bergqvist

Emma Bergqvist, president of NOC Sweden and Tree of Brands, has 14 years experience as a product manager, marketing manager and as a spokes person for Weleda (Nordics).  Here she discusses the importance of growing the natural and organic beauty industry and keys trends impacting its future. Who or what has been the biggest influence on […]

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Oct102017
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The secrets of Hibiscus

Written by Alastair Samsome Smith, Chosan Drinks Hibiscus beverage is made from an infusion of its swollen, juicy calyces and bracts which surround the petals.  It has a much more scientific name – Hibiscus sabdariffa and with it comes a rich and cultured history of traditional African folk-lore. That history derives from its association with […]

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Oct102017
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Getting acquainted with Aronia

Written by Olivitrus Fine Greek Tastes  Aronia berries are considered to be one of the most nutritionally dense fruits in the world. They contain higher levels of antioxidants and anthocyanins than cranberries, blueberries, grapes, and most other fruits. Anthocyanins (phenols) are potent antioxidants. Studies have shown that antioxidants help reduce the risk for cancer, heart disease, […]

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Oct022017
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Meet the speaker – Henrik Olténg

Founder of NOC Sweden, Henrik Olténg has been a pioneer in natural, organic cosmetics for 14 years. Here he talks about the growth in the natural beauty market, and what he’ll be covering in his seminar session in the Natural Beauty Theatre. Are there any key consumer trends that have impacted growth in the natural beauty […]

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Oct022017
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Meet the speaker – Paul Holmbeck

Paul Holmbeck, director of Organic Denmark, has worked in politics, market development and communications for over 30 years. In this exclusive Q&A, he talks about the importance of growing the organic industry and why Denmark is leading the way. Who or what has been the biggest influence on your career? Working in grassroots politics and […]

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Oct022017
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Why are botanists so enthused about olive leaf tea?

Written by Tetie Markidis (Eleokarpos) For centuries before the arrival of modern medicine, therapies using natural herbs and plants were used because of their preventative and therapeutic powers. One of these concoctions was tea from olive leaves. Now science has discovered the secrets of the beneficial health properties of the olive leaves. What are these […]

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Oct022017
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Meet the speaker – Povilas Sugintas

Povilas Sugintas, a research analyst from Euromonitor International is interested in consumer trends and company activities throughout a broad range of industries. Here he talks about the natural beauty market specifically, and what he’s looking forward to most about the show. Are there any key consumer trends that have impacted growth in the natural beauty […]

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Sep282017
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Meet the speaker – David Hedin

Senior analyst at Euromonitor International David Hedin will be presenting a Nordic Health and Wellness Market Overview in the Natural Theatre.  Ahead of his session, he talks about key drivers and trends to be aware of. Are there any key drivers/health perceptions impacting growth in health and wellness markets in 2017? In surveys among residents of […]

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Aug312017
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Meet the speaker – Iveta Kovacova

Iveta is a research executive at Ecovia Intelligence (formerly known as Organic Monitor). Ahead of her session titled ‘Natural and ethical labels for cosmetics‘, she talks about the challenges in ethical labelling and key developments that natural and organic beauty brands should be aware of. What are the biggest challenge(s) for the natural and organic […]

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