multivitamins

Northumbria, UK—A new study conducted by researchers at Northumbria University found that multivitamins can improve mood and mental performance in middle-aged men. While most multivitamin studies deal with the elderly, this study is one of few researching the effects of multivitamins on healthy men.

herbs

According to the HerbalGram, sales of herbal supplements have grown from $4.1 billion in 1999 to $5 billion in 2009 (1). Retailers, it is vital that you stock the supplements that are in high demand so you can achieve optimal sales.

Monsanto

San Francisco, CA— On Monday, June 21, the Supreme Court overturned a controversial ban on the genetically modified alfalfa seeds created by U.S. biotech company Monsanto. In a 7-1 vote, the Court reversed a previous ruling by a federal appeals court judge in San Francisco that barred Monsanto from selling seeds due to their resistance to the popular weed killer Roundup.

technology for retailers

If your cash register is a glorified calculator and your Web site has been stagnant for the past year, you are probably missing out on some important opportunities for reaching customers.

Grocery Briefs

Acquisitions, new launches, new partnerships, awards, new initiatives and more.

Retailer of the Year

This year, as we celebrate New Seasons Market’s accomplishments, we are also celebrating the 20th anniversary of honoring the industry’s most notable retailers. Congratulations to all past winners of the Retailer of the Year Award. We’d love to hear from past winners and retailers nationwide—tell us what’s on your mind! Share your thoughts and  see how these businesses have fared over the years.

sunscreen bottle

Washington, D.C.—The Environmental Working Group (EWG) released the 4th edition of its annual Sunscreen Guide. In all, the guide assessed about 1,400 products with SPF, including beach and sports lotions, sprays and creams, moisturizers, make-up and lip balms.

Coffee

Enough of the tired excuse, I haven’t had my coffee yet. It’s common for people to blame their morning grogginess on a lack of caffeine, but a recent study suggests that the morning jolt may be nothing more than a figment of the imagination.

To help retailers discern what they can and cannot say in stores, the NPA said it would create additional tools designed to help stores train their staff about customer education