Supply Chain Transparency Matters to Consumers

If you were to ask 10 people their thoughts on the term “supply chain,” you’d likely get 10 different answers as to what it...

Retail’s Flywheel Business Model

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The Dietary Supplement Consumer Bill of Rights

In 1962, President John F. Kennedy urged us to seek consumer protection by suggesting a Consumer Bill of Rights, and he was right, but...

Amazon Supplement Buyer Beware: Natural Retail Knows Better

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Core Vetting Keys for Lapping Amazon at Retail

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Trade War Raises Industry’s China Conundrum…Again

The trade war is in full force between the United States and China with the dietary supplement industry on both sides caught in the...

Reality speaking: The Vulnerabilities of Amazon and Online Retail 

Doom and gloom announcements foretelling the demise of brick and mortar stores never cease, but the data doesn’t support that message. The International Council...

What’s Wrong with This Picture?

NOW recently made headlines by providing brand names of CoQ10 and SAM-e manufacturers that were found to be deficient in meeting label claims. A...
Conceptual illustration of the coronavirus as if it were observed from a microscope. Recently it was discovered in china and its outbreak is feared by the authorities.

Update: Impact of Coronavirus on Supplement Industry

Twenty-one days after the first COVID-19 case was confirmed in the United States, the WholeFoods Magazine staff posted an article titled Impact of Coronavirus...

Fast, Free Delivery: What does it really cost?

Much is made of an e-tailer’s ability to out-serve traditional retailers. Recent programs such as expanded scope of inventory and delivery services at Amazon...