Merchandising Insights

You know the feeling. You’ve just packed out your big order, or cut in space on your shelves for that hot new line, or built a promotional end cap for your monthly specials. Row upon row of neatly faced products beam brightly back at you. “Picture perfect!” you say to yourself.

There are so many ways consumers are getting information about health that they look to you, not as a salesperson, but as an information specialist.

Natural Choice Awards

WholeFoods Magazine recognizes several best sellers that have earned the 2010 WholeFoods Magazine Natural Choice Awards.

Mrs. Meyers Clean DayMrs. Meyer’s Clean Day introduces a new line of personal care products for babies. According to the company, all of the products are biodegradable and are made with natural ingredients including shea butter, olive oil and sunflower seed. Included in the line of products are diaper balm, baby oil, hair and body shampoo, lotion, lip and cheek balm, bubble bath and sunscreen (SPF 30).

Noah's NaturalsNoah’s Naturals has released the Natural Age Repair Three-Step System, a collection meant to increase firmness and elasticity of skin. The first part of the system is a gentle cream cleanser to remove impurities from the skin. The second step is a firming gel serum, meant to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The third product is a facial moisturizer to hydrate the skin.

ear candle

Silver Spring, MD—The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently issued a warning to consumers about the potential dangers of ear candles, and is attempting to enforce regulations on the product’s major manufacturers. 

Senior

Immortality has been an endeavor of mankind since the beginning of human existence. Whether it’s via the Fountain of Youth or Botox injections, the search for ways to maintain our vitality, physical appeal and cognition forever has been and always will be an innate desire.

Natural Choice Awards

WholeFoods Magazine recognizes several best sellers that have earned the 2010 WholeFoods Magazine Natural Choice Awards.

Supplement Highlights: Vitamin D: A Very Vital Vitamin

Everyone agrees that it’s important to supplement with vitamin D3, but controversy continues to mount with respect to how much should be consumed on a daily basis. In particular, it has caused quite a stir regarding the proper amount to take for adolescents, pregnant women and children.