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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman have appointed Steve Peirce, president of St. Louis-based RIBUS, Inc.,to the Agricultural Technical Advisory Committee for Trade in Grains, Feed, Oilseeds and Planting Seeds....More
Consumer trust in supplements is slipping, and the only way to save what remains is to commit to best practices and full transparency at every step in the chain of custody, writes Elan Sudberg of Alkemist Labs....More
Unilever - which has stated its own mission of creating a more sustainable supply chain through responsible sourcing - would be better off in the long run trying to find a way to either partner with Hampton Creek or at least use its success as inspiration for innovation....More