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The purpose of our health and nutrition articles is to inform natural product retailers and suppliers about the latest natural product and dietary supplement news, so they can take advantage of new opportunities and improve their businesses. Our magazine provides important information regarding the industry's new and emerging product categories, plus the science behind key dietary supplements.

Footprint

Please take a careful look at the photo nearby. Notice the not-so-subtle LARGE numbers for the produce this conventional supermarket carries, and the teeny-weenie...

The Cost of Nutrition

In many households, children’s health is practically on life support. The heart rate slows a little more with each passing day as fruit...

Back To School

Re-energize your store and yourself.Ever notice how a particular task can be tiring, but the minute you switch to something else, you’re full of...

The Battle for Market Share

Who owns the natural pie? Walmart sells about 25% of the nation’s food. The company sent shock waves through the natural products industry in January...

The Many Faces of Vitamin D

Are you consuming enough to achieve a healthy body? Vitamin D. Everyone’s talking about it, but you may not know very much about this important...

Setting the Record Straight

California Proposition 65 and Dietary Supplements Editor’s Note: This article is intended for information purposes only. Because state and municipal laws vary greatly, as do...

Stepping Over Stray Dogs

But watch out for the Codex mess Editor’s Note: This article is intended for information purposes only. Because state and municipal laws vary greatly, as...

What’s Selling: October 2017

What’s Selling is a monthly review of the best-selling products determined from unit sales at six natural products stores around the country, rotated from...

Toast to Your Health with Resveratrol

What if we told you that some of the indulgences we take part in on a daily basis—like red wine and chocolate—can be good...
Editorial

For the Love of Retailing

I was recently shopping at one of my favorite independent natural products stores, and the manager told me an incredible story that I’ve been...

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