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Secret Shopper: Should I worry about rice protein in supplements and other packaged products?  1
The Natural Foods Merchandiser Secret Shopper asks a health food store employee about heavy metals in rice products. Find out how the store did and how you can help customers with similar questions.
Address accessibility in your neighborhood
We share three ways natural foods retailers can build the value of natural and organic with shoppers of all means.
Industry Insider: October 2014 
Check out the best in people, retailers and ideas for natural food grocers
Secret Shopper: Does organic produce from other countries meet USDA standards?  1
Are your employees prepared to answer a question about trusting imported organic produce? Our Secret Shopper put 'em to the test.
Retailer Roundtable: How do you support right-to-know efforts?
Natural foods retailers around the country are supporting right-to-know legislation and advocating for their customers to get involved and shift their foodscapes.
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Natural Products Expo East 2014: Social media yearbook
Whether you were with us in Baltimore or missed this year's Natural Products Expo East, you'll want to see what caught buzz on social media.
Welcome to Expo East 2014 



Prepare to meet in Baltimore. The annual Natural Products Expo East greets autumn with great business inspiration, education, special events and new products among the excitement of the show floor. Natural Foods Merchandiser offers you this guide to prepare a plan to make the most of your time on the floor and off.

When: Wednesday, Sept. 17, through Saturday, Sept. 20

Where: Baltimore Convention Center, 1 W. Pratt St., Baltimore, MD 21201

Secret Shopper: What snack sweeteners are paleo-friendly? 
Our secret shopper sought out paleo-friendly snacks but was concerned about the sweeteners used. Read on for paleo expert Loren Cordain's view of paleo munchies.
Parents willing to pay for organic food 
Parents are willing to pay the premium for organic food, survey shows
Retailer Roundtable: What trend, product or movement do you wish would get more attention? 
From labeling laws to up-and-coming products, retailers weigh in on what they hope will become important to consumers.
Secret Shopper: Are pouches recyclable? 
Pouched foods are popping up in every grocery aisle. Are they the earth-friendly choice for consumers?
Retailer Roundtable: Advice for introducing new ingredients to shoppers 
Glean new ingredient marketing ideas from successful retailers.
Secret Shopper: Should I buy products close to their sell-by date? 
Our secret shopper heads to a supermarket in the south to test an employee's knowledge of expiration dates.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
By the numbers: Encourage customers to make sustainable buying decisions 
Know these statistics about your sustainability-driven customer base.
Mark Bittman to keynote Expo West 2015! 1
A leading food writer and New York Times columnist, Mark Bittman will speak at Natural Products Expo West 2015 in Anaheim, Calif.
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