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Laurie Petersen

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Are You Getting Your Share?

Many moving parts go into the production of a magazine and that is multiplied this month by the 40th Annual WholeFoods Magazine Retailer Survey...

If Not Now, When?

Turning 50 is a milestone birthday and an independent family-owned company that can grow to a half-billion in sales by “doing the right thing”...
NOW headquarters

Setting the Gold Standard

A family-owned business has a 3 in 10 chance of making it past the first generation. As NOW celebrates its 50th year, the milestone...

Heart of the Matter

Stress. Overwork. Too much salt. Sedentary lifestyle. Genetics. Many factors contribute to cardiovascular disease but there are ways to help your customers stave off...

Industry Champion Sen. Orrin Hatch Will Step Down This Year

Washington, D.C. — Utah Senator Orrin Hatch, 83, a friend of the natural products industry and the longest serving GOP senator, announced in a...

Ancient Sprouted Grains

Consumers are increasingly disenchanted by “enriched” white breads, made from the low-nutrient starchy part of the inner wheat kernel with nutrients lost in processing...

Are We Still Having Fun?

Are you a resolution-maker? I prefer to call my set of intentions for 2018 a list and at the very top is a reminder...
Rip City Happiness

Brew Dr. Kombucha Teams with NBA’s Portland Trail Blazers

Portland, OR — In a first for the NBA, Brew Dr. Kombucha has partnered with the Portland Trail Blazers on a limited edition kombucha...
John Foraker Jennifer Garner

John Foraker Shares 2018 Plan for Once Upon a Farm

San Diego, CA — If any individual has the perspective to talk about the changing landscape of the natural foods industry, it’s John Foraker....

2017 Person of the Year: Amazon.com’s Jeff Bezos

After finalizing the $13.7 billion acquisition of Whole Foods Market in record time this summer, Amazon.com is taking the biggest player in the natural...