Competing for Natural

The New Year once again promises to be a full industry roller coaster for everyone from supply side to consumer. I thought that I...
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Aloe Vera Products: The Importance of IASC Certification

Recent class action lawsuits for aloe vera products may have retailers rethinking the importance of third-party certification for the products that they sell—just ask...

N.Y. AG’s Actions Provide a Hopeful ‘What if?’ View of the Future

The two recent actions by Eric Schneiderman, New York’s attorney general, against eight (and counting?) companies selling botanical products in retail outlets in New...
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What’s In Your Aloe Vera?

Perhaps it is just a sign of the times that a year that started with the actions of the New York Attorney General against...

Our Meeting with the NY AG Office

The Organic and Natural Health Association launched in October 2014, and in these past eight months, we have launched several bold initiatives in support...

Southeast NPA’s Legacy at Natural Products Day

From the beginning, the Southeast NPA Board of Directors (SENPA) knew there was strength in numbers.  In 1998, when the first annual Natural Products...

Here We Go Again

This has definitely been the year of negative media throughout the dietary supplement industry. The omega-3 segment, long the darling of the industry with...
The International Probiotics Association, IPA, Probiotics

What to Expect of Probiotics in Pregnancy

Pregnant women want the best for their babies: no more alcohol, tobacco or other harmful substances. Healthy meals and exercise are a given. When...

Why Join a Regional Trade Group

Why should I join NPA East?  It’s a question we get regularly from prospective members.  We sometimes get a similar question from current members:...
SENPA, Natural Products Association, Southeast Natural Products Association, Michelle DuFresne

Ordinary or Extraordinary

Our marketplace is changing…what feels like daily. Natural and organic offerings are exploding in places you would have never thought as consumers look for...

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