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Natural & Organic Awards Europe: winners announced
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Some of the Natural & Organic Awards 2018 on stage. Photo: Diversified, UK
The awards, which celebrate the standout brands, products and retailers of the year, were hosted by Natural Products News in association with the Soil Association.
Rosie Greenaway, editor of Natural Products News, says: “With the Natural & Organic Awards now in their 23rd year, it’s an impressive feat that entrants are still managing to surprise the judges with such exceptional products across the categories. Established brands as well as newcomers are innovating at such a remarkable pace that our industry can only blossom from this point forwards”, she says.
New innovations by Viridian Nutrition, BetterYou, The Cheeky Panda, Apiagro, Ombar Chocolate, Remedy Drinks UK, Nush Foods, Healthy Food Brands, Green People, Inika Organic, Alteya Organics, The Konjac Sponge Company, and The YES YES Company, scored top marks with visitors and judges at Natural & Organic Products Europe this week. They were among the winners of this year’s Natural & Organic Awards Europe, which were announced at the London ExCeL show over 22-23 April.
Best New Food Product
— Apiagro: Bittersweet Honey Vinegar
Best New Special Diet Product
— Marigold Health: Nush Strawberry and Blueberry tubes
Best New Drink Product
— Remedy Drinks UK: Remedy Kombucha Raspberry Lemonade
Best New Natural Living & Home Product
— The Cheeky Panda: Cheeky Panda Kitchen Towel
Best New Health & Nutrition Product
— BetterYou: Iron Oral Spray
Best New Organic Food Product
— Ombar Chocolate: Ombar Centres Pistachio
Best New Organic Product
— Viridian Nutrition: Organic Wild Chaga & Raw Cacao
NEW Judges Choice Award
— Healthy Food Brands: Sparkling cyder vinegar soft drink
Best New Natural Beauty Product
— The Konjac Sponge Company: The Korean Konjac Mythical Sponge
Best New Male Grooming Product
— Green People: Green People No10 Itch Away Shampoo
Best New Mother & Baby Product
— The YES YES Company: YES BABY Conception Lubricant Kit
Best New Natural Skincare Product
— BetterYou: Magnesium Skin Body Butter
Best New Natural Cosmetic Product
—Inika Organic: Inika Vegan Long Lash Mascara
Best New Organic Beauty Product
— Inika Organic: Inika Organic Cream Illuminisor
NEW Judges Choice Award
— Alteya Organics: Rose Otto Regenerating Concentrate
Best Independent Retailer (sponsored by Pukka Herbs)
— Apothecary 27, Haslemere in Surrey
Best Multiple Independent Retailer
— Planet Organic
Natural Products Outstanding Achievement Award
— Sara Novakovic, founder of Oliver’s Wholefood Store
Natural Beauty Retail Awards 2018
New for 2018, the revamped Natural Beauty Retail Awards were also held at the show for the first time. Waitrose and LoveLula were the big winners of the day — retaining their Best Supermarket Award and Best Online Retailer Award respectively, for the third time in a row.
Holland & Barrett and Amaranth also added more trophies to their collection – winning Best Retail Chain and Best Independent Store respectively, for the second time in a row. While Earth Mother Soul Sister collected its first Natural Beauty Retail Award for Best Branded Store, having previously been highly commended.
The next edition of Natural & Organic Products Europe will take place on 7-8 April 2019 at ExCeL London. For more information, please visit www.naturalproducts.co.uk