Happy Customer: New Pioneer Food Co-op

We’re asking customers to share what they love about their local natural products store. This month, the spotlight shines on one shopper’s experience at...

Destress, Get Energized, Have FUN!

As members of the natural products industry, we all spend a lot of our mental and physical energy focusing on how to help other...
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What’s Selling July 2021

Midwest: Mastel’s Health Foods, Saint Paul, MN (800 ft²) SUPPLEMENTS: NuLeaf Naturals, Full Spectrum CBD Oil 25mg; Cogent Solutions Group, Baxyls; Natural Factors, BioSil Liquid 1oz FOOD: Beaver Creek...

4 Transparency Checks that Drive Sales

Supplement sales are better than ever. The 2020 CRN Consumer Survey on Dietary Supplements found that nearly three-quarters of Americans report taking dietary supplements....
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Mask II–The Sequel: Whiplash!

On May 16, 2021, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control updated its COVID-19 guidance for wearing masks: “If you’ve been fully vaccinated: You can resume...
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Herb of the Month: Bilberry

Throughout history, humans have gravitated to, celebrated, and consumed berries as a delicious food source, and of course for their medicinal health benefits. Many...
Food Home Delivery. Oil in a bottle, pasta, canned food, cereals, eggs, milk, fruits and vegetables on a blue rustic background. Donation and charity. Top view, flat lay,copy space

What’s Selling June 2021

Midwest: Good Life Nutrition Company, Marion, IL (1,000 ft²) SUPPLEMENTS: Garden of Life, MyKind Elderberry Syrup; Solaray Leaf Therapeutics, CBD Spray and Capsules; NOW Foods, Vitamin D3 5000...

Presenting Your Comprehensive Guide to the Natural Products Industry!

As major trade shows and events remain cancelled or postponed for the second year in a row amid COVID-19 concerns, we need every tool...

Education in the Times of COVID

There are many different definitions of education. There is “the process of receiving or giving systematic instruction, especially at a school or university.” Another...
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Bloomberg Op-Ed on Supplement Risk Conveniently Ignores Reality

A recent Op-Ed that appeared in Bloomberg Opinion suggested that FDA’s current caution and risk aversion tied to COVID-19 needed to extend immediately into...