Natural Products Meets

Welcome

We’re excited to be running Natural Products Meets…

We’ll bring you exclusive talks with the natural and organic products industry’s leading figures. You’ll hear how they are adapting to the current challenges and opportunities both from the pandemic and Brexit.

Session 5

Post Pandemic Profits – retailers share their top tips for success

On 28 January, Natural & Organic Products Europe Event Director, Carol Dunning, spoke to three leading NAHS members about how they have adapted and changed through the pandemic to not only survive, but make their businesses healthier. They discussed the opportunities throughout this period and what they have done in an emerging post-covid period to increase footfall and profit.

To sign up as an NAHS member, click here.

Speakers:

  • Joanne Hill, Amaranth Natural Health, Beauty & Wellbeing
    Store Locations: Manchester, Bramhall Cheshire
    Online Store: amaranth-wellbeing.com
  • Victoria Perks MA Dip ION, Director & Holistic Nutritionist, Beanfreaks Ltd
    Store Locations: Canton, Roath and new store city centre Cardiff
    Online Store: www.beanfreaks.com/store
  • Julie Goodwin, Natural Health
    Store Location: Welywyn Garden City & Hertford
    Online store: naturalhealthwelwyn.co.uk/store
Victoria Perks, Beanfreaks Ltd
Julie Goodwin, Natural Health
Session 4

Ask the Expert: Navigating post Brexit trade: practical advice for Great British exporters

18 June 2021 saw the fouth Natural Products Meets session.

Great British businesses continuing to trade with the European Union (EU) since the end of the transition period on 1st January 2021 have been hit hard with chaos at customs, documentation and certification confusion, logistical nightmares and much more.

In this session, Victoria Boldison answered some of your most burning questions and challenges on this topic. Having experienced and supported clients firsthand with Brexit issues and preparation, Victoria endeavoured to offer practical advice, support and signposting wherever possible.

Speaker:

Victoria Boldison, Founder and International Trade Specialist, Bolst Global

Session 3

Health of the Nation Survey 2021: Lockdown Focus

16 April 2021 saw the third Natural Products Meets session.

Graham Keen from the HFMA chatted through the findings of their recent survey; Health of the Nation Survey 2021: Lockdown Focus.

He joined Carol Dunning, Natural Products’ event director, to delve into how the pandemic has influenced consumers to be healthier, and how can you use the results to help your business.

Speaker:

Graham Keen, Executive Director, HFMA (Health Food Manufacturers’ Association)

Session 2

Retailing Beyond the Pandemic

On 19 March, Natural Products Met Independent Retailers.

How are retailers facing the challenges and opportunities during the pandemic and beyond? We’ll ask our three guest retailers to share their experiences and how they’re adapting their businesses to deal with retailing beyond the pandemic.

Guest Retailers:

  • Alan Martin, retailer, Food for Thought, Guildford, Kingston & Oliver’s Wholefood Store, Kew
  • Jason Pius & John Thorley, co-owners. Love Health & Wellbeing, Ormskirk, Skelmersdale and soon to be opened Merseyside
  • Len Glenville & Mel Beard Glenville, Founders, Best Health Food Shop, Shoreham by Sea, Tunbridge Wells & Uckfield

Hosted by Natural & Organic Products Europe event director, Carol Dunning, she asked our three guest retailers to share with us their experiences and how they are adapting their business to deal with retailing beyond the pandemic.

Click here to watch the 30 minute chat and hear the questions put to the retailers afterwards.

Alan Martin
Jason Pius & John Thorley
Len Glenville & Mel Beard Glenville
Session 1

Cheryl Thallon, Viridian Nutrition

We were delighted to meet with Cheryl Thallon, founder and managing director of ethical nutritional supplements company, Viridian Nutrition.

The company has a range of 220+ award-winning vitamins, minerals, herbs, amino acids, nutritional oils, tinctures and balms.

Cheryl has more than 30 years’ experience of the health food industry and ‘fell in love’ with the natural products movement while working in specialist health food stores. She launched Viridian Nutrition in 1999.

Click here to watch the 30 minute chat and hear the questions put to Cheryl afterwards.

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