Chicago, IL—Market trend predictions for the packaged goods industry reported by Mintel, a global market research consultancy, forecast a facelift in 2010. As the recession recedes, manufacturers will lure consumers out of hiding with new package design and merchandising strategies.
Washington, D.C.—A unanimous vote by a U.S. Senate committee has brought food safety reform a step closer to reality. The hope among many is that the full Senate will approve the food safety bill early this year, though the timing could change given that its attention is still being tied up with the healthcare reform debate.
Washington, D.C.—Led by the Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega-3s (GOED), a group of advocates have petitioned the U.S. Institute of Medicine on the topic of establishing standards for the dietary intake of EPA and DHA omega-3s, commonly found in fish oil and other dietary supplements.
In October 1994, Congress passed the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA). This momentous bill allows our industry to exist and gives people the freedom to choose natural health products.
Thousands of products make it onto the shelves of retail stores, but only a select few repeatedly make the trip out the door to go home with customers again and again. These “choice” supplement, food and personal care products are the shining stars that inspired WholeFoods Magazine to create the Natural Choice Awards.
Standing outside of the 4,000 ft2 Jacksonville, FL Native Sun Natural Foods Market on opening day in February of 1997 may have been inspiring for some, but it wouldn't have had business owners taking notes on how to succeed in a competitive market.