Melaina Juntti

Health and Beauty Editor, Natural Foods Merchandiser

I cover personal care and supplements for Natural Foods Merchandiser and NewHope360.com. Before New Hope, I was Beauty and Wellness Editor of Natural Solutions magazine, following stints at Inside Triathlon magazine and Interweave Press. I've been writing about natural health and beauty for more than five years.  

Posts by Melaina Juntti

in New Hope 360 Blog Sep 28, 2011

Do customers come for education, leave for the sale?

How do you react when shoppers come to your store to learn about products and get advice, but then purchase items elsewhere?....More
in New Hope 360 Blog Sep 23, 2011

Carry quick, convenient, natural lunches

Don’t let customers exit your store and then pick up lunch at Starbucks or a snack from 7-Eleven—stock up on quick, convenient, healthy fare that....More
in New Hope 360 Blog Sep 16, 2011

Retailers, we want to talk to you!

Visiting natural products retailers across the nation helps to inspire story ideas, education opportunities and Natural Foods Merchandiser's January....More
in New Hope 360 Blog Aug 17, 2011

Behind the scenes at Farm Aid: 3 exhibitors making a difference

The concert rocked, but the organizations and companies that partnered with Farm Aid for the annual benefit concert wowed with their missions of....More
in New Hope 360 Blog Aug 04, 2011

Wanted: Natural insect repellent that works

I’ve got mosquitoes on my mind—and proof of their peskiness on my legs, arms, neck, head, hands and feet. And I live in Colorado, where....More
in New Hope 360 Blog Jul 28, 2011

Farm Aid meshes music with mission

Music so deeply touches so many people across so many demographics, and if that connection incites awareness of the need to protect family farmers,....More
in New Hope 360 Blog Jun 15, 2011

Meat, sleep, dream, don't repeat

Eating meat before bedtime triggers terrible nightmares—what's the correlation between pork chops, steak and scary dreams?....More
in New Hope 360 Blog Jun 08, 2011

Take it from Target: Don’t dilute your perks to promote low prices

To weather the economic downturn, Target went from affordable-chic to cheap and chintzy, some experts say. But in doing so, the retail giant may have....More
in New Hope 360 Blog May 25, 2011

Proposed FDA funding cuts could ransack progress

House Republicans want to slash $285 million in FDA funding in fiscal 2012. What would this mean for food safety and nutrition programs?....More
in New Hope 360 Blog May 11, 2011

Just because it’s BPA free doesn’t mean it’s safe

Many manufacturers have ousted BPA from product and packaging formulations, but what chemicals are they swapping in instead?....More

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