Anna Soref

Articles by Anna Soref
Nutrition advice from Andrew Weil, MD
Without singling out any of the latest diet trends—paleo, vegan or Engine 2, for example—Andrew Weil places an emphasis on avoiding processed foods. Natural Vitality Living has the latest from Natural Products Expo West.
How to adopt an in-store healthy eating program
Spark sales by helping shoppers shed pounds
How Elm City Market plans to thrive in a food desert
Elm City Market, a co-op in New Haven, Conn., is set to open its doors Nov. 3 in a LEED Platinum–certified building.
Organic Planet Worker Co-op commits to stock fair trade
While 8-year-old Organic Planet Worker Co-op in Winnipeg, Canada, has always valued stocking organic, the store's owners and employees are now making fair trade an integral part of their store's mission.
Fair trade botanicals gain momentum
Supplements ingredients on deck for certification
UNFI revenue report reveals growth for natural retailers
UNFI’s fourth quarter report shows that the natural products industry continues to be recession-proof. And it’s not just larger chains with ringing registers, but also independents that are enjoying double-digit growth.
Natural retailers harness the meatless trend 3
A new report from Euromonitor International predicts that a growing population of vegetarians, semi-vegetarians, meat-reducers and "vegivores" will consume more meat-free foods than ever before. Natural retailers are well poised to capture this meatless market.
Economic bust brings co-op boom
Having first appeared during the Great Depression, co-ops have ebbed and flowed since, following the tides of the U.S. economy. Since the downturn in 2009, a co-op boom has been underway, but will it last?
E-tailer sales tax riles Amazon
Now required to collect sales tax from its California customers, e-commerce giant Amazon.com looks to brick-and-mortar stores for support in overturning the law.
NBJ Summit: Future looks good for supplement retail
What's on the horizon for supplement retail? At Retail Futurecasting, the closing session of the 14th Annual NBJ Summit in Dana Point, Calif., last week, four retail executives discussed current challenges and what the future will hold.
Regulatory concerns dominate NBJ Summit State of the Industry session
Regulatory issues such as New Dietary Ingredients and Good Manufacturing Practices were top-of-mind at the 14th Annual NBJ Summit, July 19-22 in Dana Point, Calif.
Vitamin Angels' event kicks off NBJ Summit
Summit of Angels kicks off the 14th annual NBJ Summit in Dana Point, Calif. Industry executives gather to learn what Vitamin Angels has been up to in its mission to create a healthy world, one child at a time.
Whole Foods returns to its roots with in-store Wellness Clubs 7
Taking a cue from conventional grocery, Whole Foods is poised to launch a new health program in select stores beginning this August. How much will it cost and what will it offer natural consumers?
Spas and natural products industry need to work together, expert says
A Q&A with SpaFinder's Chief Marketing Officer reveals how the spa and natural products industries are poised to work together.
Employee training session draws a big crowd at NPA MarketPlace
Zingerman's renowned employee training program is outlined at the Natural Products Association MarketPlace show in Las Vegas.

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