Melaina Juntti

Meet Robynn Shrader, the champion of co-ops
Explore the power of association and the industry's future with National Co-op Grocers CEO and natural products industry veteran Robynn Shrader.
How can retailers better manage out-of-stocks?
Empty store shelves can sabotage sales, ding retailers’ cred and threaten customer loyalty. Three retail experts offer advice.
9 ways to increase basket size
Great business growth at natural foods retailing happens incrementally—one product, one basket at a time. We tapped three experts to offer tactics you can use to increase basket size day in and day out.
Mixed signals in South Africa 

In South Africa, change is quick and constant. Much of that change has been for the good—few  nations could have overhauled racial relations so completely—but any nations can stumble. In the case of supplements, South Africa stumbled hard.

“Our legislative and regulatory framework is a mess,” says Norman Fels, chairman of the Health Products Association of Southern Africa (HPA). “If enforced, it will signal the demise of many small and medium-size companies in our industry.”

Angie O’Pry Blades: Partnership key to independent natural retail success
Grassroots approach and manufacturer commitment to natural help Fiesta Nutrition Center stand up to the competition.
9 tips for making your private label a success 4
With store-brand acceptance among consumers at an all-time high, you already have a captive customer base. Now go forth and wow them with your own-brand products.
What processes or programs can retailers implement to reduce wasted food?
As a retailer committed to keeping people and the planet healthy, you’re already making solid efforts to avoid wasting food in-store. But is there even more you can do? Probably. Here are nine expert tips.
Bringing natural & organic to the Bahamas
Angela Lightbourn, marketing coordinator at the island's first natural products store, Fresh Market, is helping improve health and well-being in her homeland.
What types of benefits boost retail employee satisfaction?
Have you ever thought to offer your employees a shoe allowance? A retailer, a human resources consultant and a corporate wellness advisor offer tips on how to ensure employee satisfaction.
Secret shopper: Can I get enough curcumin by eating turmeric every day?
This month, NFM's secret shopper tested a natural foods co-op in the Southwest's knowledge on the trending ingredient curcumin.
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.
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Feb 11, 2016
Nutrition Business Journal

The supplements opportunity in Asian markets

China's middle class is growing at the rate of a new Australia every year. Can that wealth be tapped by outside supplement companies?...More
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