Body language is a key element in sales...and many times we don't even realize what message we're giving off!  Read here to find out how to give your customers the best possible signals when they come to your store.

DuPont, headquartered here, snatched up Danisco for a cool $5.8 billion in cash.

 Sports nutrition specialist MET-Rx announced a new video contest for shoppers and retailers with some interesting prizes.

 A new screening test developed by scientists at NOW Foods, based here, can determine whether raw materials have been tampered with. 

 Caralluma fimbriata extract may be beneficial for those looking to lose weight.

The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) announced it is updating its Food Chemicals Codex with new methods for certain natural food and supplement ingredients.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is seeking comments on a document aimed at helping small supplement makers better understand good manufacturing practices for dietary supplements, which they are now obligated to follow.

News and notes from industry suppliers.

Anaheim, CA—Natural Products Expo West revisits the west coast next month, March 10-13, with a colorful schedule for attendees. The keynote speaker will be Bridget Brennan, the author of Why She Buys: The New Strategy for Reaching the World’s Most Powerful Consumers. Other featured speakers include founder and creative insurgent of Fearless Cottage Alex Bogusky, and founder of the Pachamama Alliance and the Soul of Money Institute, Lynne Twist.