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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?
Checkout: Susanne Fiori and Cindy Boyer champion supplement standards
Susanne Fiori and Cindy Boyer have championed the best supplements for their community through rigorous fact checking and ingredient standards. Their work ethic shines as an example for all retailers striving to be vital supplement information centers.
Weigh In: What health and beauty certifications matter? 
Three experts help you help your consumers know which ingredients are truly natural, which are organic, which are sustainably sourced in your HABA department.
Losses in Weight Loss 
Supplements targeting weight management stagger after an ugly hearing on Capitol Hill
High Profits In Low T 
‘Testosterone’ supplements find multiple markets, multiple challenges
Checkout: Chris Kysar diligently fights for the best organic options 
Chris Kysar's rock-solid commitment to organic has reaped many rewards.
Weigh In: How can I improve my store’s checkout experience? 
Nine things you can do to improve the checkout experience at your store to leave a lasting impression.
Weigh In: How can I improve my store’s checkout experience? 
Grad customer loyalty via their last in-store experience at the check out stand
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