When the alarm clock rings on March 6, there’s a good chance you’ll be saying, “Good morning, Anaheim!” From March 6 to 9, more than 60,000 natural products industry members will once again convene at the Anaheim Convention Center for Natural Products Expo West. This iconic industry event offers the chance for attendees to learn about new products, get educated on important issues, learn some new merchandising tips and mingle with friends old and new.

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Promotions, new hires, retirements and more.

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Faye Glazer, a natural products pioneer, passed away at the end of January. With roots in retailing, Glazer worked at Jandi’s Nature Way in Oceanside, NY, beginning in 1982, and moved to Cornucopia Natural Foods in 1987, where she stayed for 12 years. Glazer went on to become a founding member of Wildfire Sales Brokerage Firm, and launched several natural brands.

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

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This month, we analyzed the What’s Selling data from January, February and March to see the sales trends for the first quarter of 2014.

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Irving, TX—Natural Products Association (NPA) Southwest is holding Health Fest 2014, March 22–23 at the Irving, TX Convention Center.

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b12 heart

Washington, D.C.—A new economic report released on February 13 by market research group Frost & Sullivan demonstrates that supplementing with B vitamins may lower the number of hospitalizations related to coronary heart disease (CHD).

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rae howard

It is with great sorrow that WholeFoods learned of the passing of Rae Howard, an irreplaceable figure in the Natural Products Industry, co-founder of Good Earth Natural Foods, and beloved wife, mother and grandmother. She passed away on February 8.

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social media tips

Washington, D.C.—Supplement manufacturers know their advertising efforts and product labeling are closing monitored by regulators, but they should be just as stringent with how they handle their social media outreach. Such was the message in the Natural Products Association (NPA)’s first installment of its 2014 Wednesday Webinar Series on January 22, entitled, “Social Media for Dietary Supplements: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly.”

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Mumbai, India—Enzymes manufactured by Advanced Enzymes in Mumbai, India, are the source of what may be the most widespread product recall ever.

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