Austin, TX—On February 9, shares of Whole Foods Market stock were priced at the highest they’ve been in the past 52 weeks: $82.02. This number is far outside its 52-week range of $53.32–78.31. This marks a $4.09 (5.25%) increase on the day, according to Wall St. Watchdog.

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Promotions, new hire, retirements and more.

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What’s Selling is our monthly review of products that retailers from all over the country say are selling well in their stores. This issue we debut our What’s Selling Quarterly Analysis, which will pick up on new sales trends or activity. Here, we’ve compiled all of the data since the beginning of 2012 to see what is popular so far this year.

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Acquisitions, mergers, awards, charity work, certifications, company news and more.

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Baltimore, MD—The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) told Almased USA of St. Petersburg, FL that it was using illegal language in the marketing of its Almased product.

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The Alliance for Natural Health (ANH-USA) has reported that requests to withdraw some proposed regulations have fallen on deaf ears at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

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Dallas, TX—Recruitment firm Sanford Rose Associates has released the results of its 2011 Executive Compensation Survey for the Consumer Health and Wellness sector.

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The European Union and the United States will align their organic food programs, an effort aimed at eliminating redundancies and increasing access between both markets.

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Brattleboro, VT—More and more acreage in the United States is being used for growing organic cotton, according to research from the Organic Trade Association (OTA). The group believes the growth is tied to consumers wanting products made with organic cotton, price premiums and other factors.

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Oakland, CA—Fair trade products certifier Fair Trade USA has made some significant changes to its policies. These changes, part of the Fair Trade USA’s Multiple Ingredients Product Policy, were made after a two-month evaluation with several stakeholders.

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