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Independent’s Day

We reviewed the nominations and weighed several obvious names before deciding upon the 2018 Person of the Year. It’s you! We honor you independent...

Packaging for the Greater Good

At this year’s IFT Food Disruption Challenge in Chicago, Greg Clark, co-founder and CEO of Inductive Intelligence, LLC, took the stage to demonstrate a...

The Contract Manufacturing/ Innovation Connection

Innovation is what keeps a brand owner in the race, and your choice of contract manufacturer is a make or break decision. The right...

It’s All in the Key of C

CBD and Children dominated Expo East. It was impossible to turn a corner without encountering yet another hemp-derived product containing CBD or a food,...

Fishing for Complements

Julia Peterman is co-author of this article. It’s been a challenging time for the marine oil industry as issues surrounding mass media’s interpretation of the...

Taken Any Risks Lately?

My favorite part of this job is talking to retailers, especially in their stores. So it was a delight and privilege to be in...

Listen to the New Voices

Starting with the Boomers and Matures back in June, we walked you through the voice of each generation by talking to real people and...

The Passion and Drive of Gen Z

As we wrap up our series on Generational Selling, let’s turn to the real digital natives, Gen Z, sometimes known as the iGen. We...

Pet Health Mirrors Human Side

If your goal as a natural products retailer is to serve as a destination for a family’s health, it’s time to make room for...
Marc Washington new Irwin Naturals CEO

Q&A with Marc Washington of Irwin Naturals (Hungry! Healthy! Hiring!)

Los Angeles, CA — Marc Washington, the newly minted CEO of Irwin Naturals, took a break from a sales summit in Park City, UT,...