Pamela Bond


Pamela Bond is the managing editor of Natural Foods Merchandiser. Before coming to NFM, Pamela wrote about natural health, food, supplements, sustainable agriculture, outdoor adventure, fitness, travel and other topics for national consumer magazines and websites. She is a former editor at Delicious Living, Alternative Medicine and Rock & Ice magazines. When not desk-jockeying, Pamela enjoys attempting to master new recipes, classic rock climbs and Handstand.

Digestive health supplements get gutsy
Which products and strategies will ensure future success for this complicated category?
Turn immunity supplements into year-round sales
From vitamin C to beta-glucans to probiotics, check out nine products that will keep customers—and your store—healthy.
Are HCG weight-loss supplements safe—and legal? 1
Many people testify that they've lost significant weight on the HCG diet, but confusion and concern abound over this popular weight-loss trend and the products sold to support it.
Chinese vitamin C companies lose price-fixing decision
The ruling on a long-running antitrust lawsuit against four Chinese companies accused of limiting production and increasing prices of vitamin C raises more questions than it answers. What’s clear, however, is that the defendants will likely have to pay big in damages.
Nutrition label change could pose health and sales challenge 1
Industry experts say a proposed adjustment to the way FDA calculates percent daily values could cause consumer confusion at best and malnutrition at worst.
Support for HFCS name change doesn't tempt retailers 2
Several U.S. senators recently contacted FDA in support of a name change for high fructose corn syrup, claiming that HFCS may be no different—at least biochemically—from other refined sugars.
Natural products get innovative 1
Here are 15 food, beverage, grocery, supplements and personal care items that wowed us with their unique functionalities, formulations and eco-attributes.
Dietary supplement retailers urged to get involved with FDA's NDI process 4
The agency's New Dietary Ingredient draft guidance could lead to a sparse supply of supplements on store shelves. Here are six ways retailers can influence the process to ensure consumer access to natural products.
The future of antioxidant research and ethical marketing
John Finley, Ph.D., professor of food science at Louisiana State University, talks about ethical marketing, which antioxidants show the most health potential and where antioxidant research will go next.
Antioxidants need ORAC measure testing standards 2
Darryl Sullivan, the director of scientific and regulatory affairs for Covance Labs, a Princeton, N.J.-based food and dietary supplement testing lab, discusses the ORAC value, testing standards and the growth potential for antioxidants.
Are antioxidants on their way out? 1
What's the truth about antioxidants? We talk to two science experts about ethical marketing, antioxidant research, ORAC value and testing standards to uncover why consumers will continue to have an appetite for antioxidants.
GreenAcres Market excels at education
Find out why GreenAcres Market is this month's pick for retail excellence.
Prebiotics are booming. What's fueling the growth?
The market for prebiotics is forecast to double in the next five years. Although consumers mostly buy prebiotic products for weight management, will the future of the category focus on digestive health and satiety? Here are the factors at play and the products to watch.
Q&A: Adam Ismail of GOED on krill oil's future 2
What's the outlook for krill oil? Adam Ismail, executive director of the Global Organisation for EPA and DHA Omega-3s, dives into the sustainability, nutrition and market issues that will determine the future of this intriguing omega-3 oil.
New produce scanning device could boost food safety and quality 1
Although investing in a scanning system to identify bruises on apples might not seem worthwhile, the USDA device could reveal more serious flaws, such as potential foodborne pathogens.
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