Joel Warner

Joel
Warner
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Natural foods stores take varied approaches to GMO labeling 
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.
Andrew Weil
Andrew Weil: Basics remain important among industry innovation 
Popular natural health and integrative medicine leader Andrew Weil, M.D., is a featured speaker at Natural Products Expo West 2014.
4 ways to green up your natural retail store 
These four green business practices will make your retail front more sustainable.
Sizing up your growth strategy 

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.

Dr. Oz and boomers continue to influence supplement sales trends
Familiar sales boosters continue to drive purchases at Jeff Wright’s Florida store and in supplement sections across the nation. He and others talk about the market and opportunities.
Are these 4 in-store technologies right for you and your customers?
Here's a breakdown of new technologies taking root in store aisles and suggestions for how you can determine whether they're right for you and your customers.
Natural Grocers leads the way in gluten-free screening 1
Natural Grocers is at the top of its game when it comes to maintaining gluten-free standards.
5 ways to diversify your spice aisle 1
Stay on top of the following trends and innovations that are spicing up the seasonings market.
Expo East 2011: Where to eat in Baltimore
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.
Jimbo's Naturally takes a stand on GMOs
Now that Jimbo Someck's business has grown into the four-store natural food chain Jimbo’s Naturally, Someck is taking a stand against genetically modified foods.
What's new in POS systems?
From iPad POS stands to RFID tags, these new POS system technologies will have you scanning your way to business success. There may be no better time than the present to upgrade your system.
GAO knocks FDA's imported-seafood inspection program
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.
Customers give natural deodorants another whiff
Experts offer key ingredients, trends and demographics to tune into to help boost sales in your natural deodorant section.
Conventional grocers downsize real estate
Conventional retailers are downsizing their stores to make inroads into the personalized, high-end and boutique grocery experience—which could spell trouble for natural retailers.
Top 3 nutrients for better eyesight
Take a look at 3 promising vision supplements

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