NPA East

The News of Our Death is Greatly Exaggerated

Many (many) years ago I began my career in this industry as a retail manager. The fact that the chain (once among the largest)...
aloe

What’s In Your Aloe Vera?

Perhaps it is just a sign of the times that a year that started with the actions of the New York Attorney General against...

When Times Seem Tough, Resilience Keeps You in the Game

Resilience is a word that’s been on my mind lately. By definition, it’s the capacity to recover quickly from difficulty, the ability to spring back...
aloe

Aloe Vera Products: The Importance of IASC Certification

Recent class action lawsuits for aloe vera products may have retailers rethinking the importance of third-party certification for the products that they sell—just ask...
SENPA, Natural Products Association, Southeast Natural Products Association, Michelle DuFresne

Ordinary or Extraordinary

Our marketplace is changing…what feels like daily. Natural and organic offerings are exploding in places you would have never thought as consumers look for...

Five Years And Rapidly Moving The Needle Forward

Organic & Natural Health Association exists to redefine the relationship between corporation and consumer, for the purpose of creating a healthy planet for healthy...

Why Join a Regional Trade Group

Why should I join NPA East?  It’s a question we get regularly from prospective members.  We sometimes get a similar question from current members:...

It’s Time for Amazon to Create a New Story

It was on October 15, 2019, when Organic & Natural Health Association released its press release detailing our findings on Amazon and CBD. The...

2016: Let’s Be Proactive on Research

In the month of January, I will hear myself say “Happy New Year” 300 times, at least. As a pathological optimist, I welcome this...
The International Probiotics Association, IPA, Probiotics

What to Expect of Probiotics in Pregnancy

Pregnant women want the best for their babies: no more alcohol, tobacco or other harmful substances. Healthy meals and exercise are a given. When...