Without state or national rules for labeling genetically modified organisms in packaged foods, concerned retailers address the matter as they see fit for their customers. Here Natural Foods Merchandiser reviews the variety of approaches health foods stores take.
Expansion. It's likely the most exciting, but intimidating, milestone in the lifespan of your business. Whether you’re looking to add a second location, expand an existing store or just increase your product offerings, growing your company comes with risks—but also sizeable potential rewards. “Expanding boils down to one question,” says Tom Sokoloff, president of Paradise Health and Nutrition, a three-store chain in Brevard County, Fla.
Many Baltimore restaurants have committed to using locally produced food. That’s great news for diners, since the Chesapeake Bay area boasts fantastic crab, rockfish and other fresh seafood, and is home to several organic farms.
The U.S. Government Accountability Office released a new report criticizing the Food and Drug Administration’s imported-seafood inspection program, finding the process lacking in its ability to catch residues of antibiotics and other unapproved fish-farm drugs.
Consumers want more: more transparency, more healthy ingredients, more energy. And also, consumers want less: Less gluten, less allergen triggers, less GMOs. How are these desires translating to new product development?
Recently, a new organization that's yet to even formally announce itself made news for declaring its intention to define natural. The new group, called the Organic and Natural Health Association, plans to hold a series of meetings as part of a transparent process that engages consumers as well as industry....More