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Jay Jacobowitz

Jay Jacobowitz
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Jay Jacobowitz is president and founder of Retail Insights®, a professional consulting service for natural products retailers established in 1998, and creator of Natural Insights for Well Being®, a comprehensive consumer marketing service designed especially for independent natural products retailers. With over 40 years of wholesale and retail industry experience, Jay has assisted in developing over 1,000 successful natural products retail stores in the U.S. and abroad. Jay is a popular author, educator, and speaker, and is the merchandising editor of WholeFoods Magazine, for which he writes Merchandising Insights and Tip of the Month. Jay also serves the Natural Products Association in several capacities. Jay can be reached at (800)328-0855 or via e-mail at jay@retailinsights.com.

Lessons from 2008

Whole Foods Acquires Wild Oats (sort of) Did you know that natural and organic foods are in a “premium” class that is completely separate from...

Silver Linings

Amid these stressful economic times, independent natural products retailers can feel good about at least four things. While many other businesses, and entire industries,...

The Truth about Independent Retailers that (Almost) No One Sees

Independents are the key to a healthier society.Independent natural products retailers don’t diagnose, treat, prevent or cure disease, but they do help millions of...

November 5th Will Be a Business Day

Which would be better for the natural products industry: an Obama or a McCain presidency? Political intelligence from our representatives at the Natural Products...

Is Everyone Your Customer?

In the early 1970s, when natural products were just getting started, most food shoppers did not strongly believe that, “You are what you eat!”...

When You Face New Competition

Before a new competitor comes to town, you can fix the weak spots in your store. Is your facility clean and well-lit? Are your...