2018 Retail Insights® Retail Universe for Premium Natural, Organic Food, Supplement & Personal Care...

What a tumultuous year in the food business! On April 10, 2017, activist investor Jana Partners announces an 8.8% stake in Whole Foods Market...

Native Sun’s Aaron Gottlieb On How He’s Adapting To Compete In 2018

At the recent SENPA/SOHO natural products trade show, we had the chance to sit with Aaron Gottlieb, founder and owner of Native Sun Natural...

Whole Foods Abandons the Field

Well, that didn’t take long. “Day One,” of the Amazon acquisition of Whole Foods Market on Aug. 28, 2017, saw significant—and reportedly permanent—price cuts in...

Relax! Amazon Will Not Crater Your Business

Watching Wall Street hammer major food-retailing stocks immediately after Amazon’s June announcement to buy Whole Foods Market, I can understand why you — an...
Whole Foods shareholders approve Amazon deal

Amazon-Whole Foods Markets Tie-Up: Can Love Conquer All?

Does Amazon care what it sells? Does Whole Foods Markets care what it sells? The opposing answers to these two questions—“No” and “Yes” respectively—are at the...

WholeFoods Magazine June 2017 Merchandising Insights

In January, we published the main findings from the 2017 – 39th Annual Retailer Survey by WholeFoods Magazine. Hundreds of independent natural products retailers...

Let’s Fight Back!

The History of Rudeness At first, it wasn’t online websites that were stealing your brick-and-mortar customers; it was the vitamin discount shop down the street....
merchandising insights

Message to Millennials: Embrace Failure

I squeaked through the public elementary and high school system during a time when it was still socially and culturally acceptable to win—and to...
Merchandising Insights

Emotional Value

With the Internet putting extreme pressure on the way you’ve always done business, it’s easy to feel helpless. First, take a moment to console...
Merchandising Insights

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

People of a certain age will remember The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, a now-classic 1966 Clint Eastwood spaghetti Western where good-guy gunslinger...

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