Beyond Probiotics: Pre-, Syn-, Post-, and Psycho-

Probiotics are a popular topic these days—Google Trends shows that searches for “probiotics” have doubled over the past five years. But they’re only the...

2019 41st Annual Retailer Survey

By Jay Jacobowitz and Maggie JaquaThe last several months have brought change—both positive and, well, perhaps not so positive—to independent natural products retailers. During...

The Power of Branded Ingredients

In the crowded retail space, everyone is looking for that boost that will help them stand out. Enter branded ingredients. “Working with a branded...

The Plant-Based Boom

There’s a major shift taking place right now: 39% of Americans now say they are actively trying to eat more plant-based foods, according to...

2019 Natural Choice Awards

By Maggie Jaqua and Rachel Appleton   What makes the WholeFoods Natural Choice Awards so special? The honorees are selected by natural products retailers who choose...

Blood Sugar Balance = Better Health

The numbers are staggering: More than 100 million Americans have diabetes or prediabetes. More than 30 million—9.4 percent of the population—are diabetic, with another...

5 Major Takeaways from Natural Products Expo West

CBD has a huge following, and the pace of growth shows no signs of slowing: CBD, hemp, phytocannabinoids, endocannabinoids, full-spectrum extract, CBD isolate—as the hemp...

2019 Retail Insights® Retail Universe for Premium Natural, Organic Food, Supplement & Personal Care...

While total U.S. retail food stores grew 2% in 2018, natural organic products grew 5.26%—more than 2.5 times the rate. New natural organic food...
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Winning at Weight Management

The recipe for successful weight management is a complicated one: The main ingredients are diet and exercise, along with a helping of genetics and...

Showing the Heart Some Love

As the leading cause of death for both men and women, heart disease is alarming enough—and now, news linking the very treatments...

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