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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.
Weigh In: What should retailers know about new payment options and services?
There's a lot to keep up with in the fast-changing space of point-of-sale. We asked three industry experts—a retailer, a retail consultant and a business solutions expert—for their insights regarding what you should know.
Norman Dill on carving out the right niche for your natural foods store 1
Norman Dill, founder of Rebecca's Natural Food, explains how the store managed to thrive despite the threat of close competition.
Weigh In: How can I best work with small and startup brands?
Three industry professionals give expert tips on how to develop a sustainable relationship with small and start-up brand vendors.
Jimbo Someck: Leading the independents’ charge
Jimbo Someck of Jimbo's ... Naturally! shares his insights on GMO labeling and the future of the natural foods industry.
Checkout: Todd Humphrey builds upon a legacy
Family co-operation Good Earth Natural Foods built several store locations and spurned political change.
Weigh In: Should I add a juice or smoothie bar?
Diligent research, execution and a clear direction are all key to a successful in-house juice (or smoothie) bar. We called in three experts to help you start yours.
Checkout: Focus on nutrition to sustain customer growth
Ruth Ann and Jack Clayton made their health food store a community health hub and now she uses her RD expertise to help others achieve optimum well-being. NFM talks with her about how nutrition know-how boosts business.
Weigh In: How do I execute a successful health fair or store event?
Embrace the rewards of community events with these 9 tips from three retail event experts.
36 ways to improve your natural foods and supplement store in 2015 and beyond 3
From stocking the best supplements and gluten-free products to making great community connections, 12 natural products retailers share their advice for doing better business.
Employee Communication
Weigh In: How can I manage staff communication across multiple shifts?
Managing staff communication across multiple shifts is difficult. Here are some expert tips to help get your staff on the same page.
Martin Lopez - Herbs of Mexico
Checkout: Find natural retail success in Hispanic market
Martin Lopez of Herbs of Mexico shares insights on meeting the needs of Hispanic clientele and other specialized markets.
Trading up 

As the GMO debate continues to heat up in the United States, this country may finally be catching up with the global consensus. But American companies are finding that dedication and good intentions here mean little in places where the debate is already over.

The true costs of Non-GMO 
Demand for non-GMO product, with higher ingredient prices and the expense of Non-GMO Project verification, is pulling the supplement industry into a pay-to-play market. The question now is Who will pay?
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