Melaina Juntti

NSF certification verifies values
Consumer Values Verified substantiates claims in five core values areas important to today's consumers: lifestyle, dietary, religious, sourcing and chemicals of concern.
How the Non-GMO Project butterfly took flight
More than 35,000 products now carry the Non-GMO Project Verified seal. Here, the program's executive director shares what's behind the growth and how Big Food is getting into the game.
2015 Retailer of the Year nominee Door to Door Organics
Marketing and infrastructure innovation drives Door to Door Organics
Retailer of the Year innovation nominee Door to Door Organics focuses on technology to help customers and deliver organic growth.
People and community come first at Natur-Tyme
Retailer of the Year nominee Natur-Tyme puts the community at the core of all it does. This focus garnered the store nomination for the annual Natural Foods Merchandiser and Natural Products Expo community award.
MOM’s Organic Market makes sustainability goal No.1
MOM's Organic Market, a 2015 Retailer of the Year nominee for sustainability, exists to serve the environment. Here are just few ways the retailer does this.
Corinne Shindelar: Celebrating 10 years of INFRA
We talk with Independent Natural Food Retailers Association CEO Corinne Shindelar about the power of independent retail and collaboration, and where she sees the industry heading.
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Weigh In: 9 ways to ramp up grab-and-go without major expansion or investment
Three natural retail experts answer the question: How can I ramp up grab-and-go without major expansions or overhead?
How Ellwood Thompson’s Local Market championed local (and small)
Emphasizing locally produced foods may be more time consuming, but the benefits are many, says Rick Hood, including being able to convey to producers what kind of new products customers are looking for.
As demand for ‘fresh’ grows, how can stores add affordable refrigeration?
Fresh is all the rage--but refrigeration isn't cheap. Three experts weigh in on how to add cold cases without breaking the bank.
Defining 'healthy:' 5 minutes with CSPI's Michael Jacobson
The executive director of the Center for Science in the Public Interest gives NFM the lowdown on how the term "healthy" is regulated, and what flaws exist in the FDA's current definition of the word.
Turnip Truck's John Dyke grows the future with farm
A local, organic and eco-conscious ethos drives John Dyke and The Turnip Truck. Here's what he's up to and how you can grow your local food economy like he has.
Weigh In: How can I affordably update my store's look and feel?
Nine ideas from industry professionals on how to revitalize your store without going over budget.​
How biodynamic farming can satisfy consumer demand for greater food transparency
Robert Karp, executive director of the nonprofit Biodynamic Association, explains biodynamic farming, its certification and how this might be the wave of the future.
Weigh In: How to help consumers stick with supplement regimens and keep them coming back
How do you keep shoppers coming back time and time again for supplements, when all too often their well-intended regimens slide?
Perelandra finds success in the city, and you can too
Allison Buckingham from Perelandra Natural Foods gave us some insight on how natural grocery stores can, and do, thrive in the city.
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