NewsBriefs: January 2010

Acquisitions, new launches, new partnerships, awards, new initiatives and more. Green Acres Health Foods of Piscataway, NJ celebrated its 20th anniversary in November with a...

Industry Responds to Data on Folic Acid–Cancer Connection

Bergen, Norway—The vitamin B complex is arguably one of the industry’s best-selling basic vitamins, particularly with many women of childbearing age taking folic acid....

Choices, Choices

There may be another reason to feel guilty about choosing to eat that burger for dinner, beyond the realms of animal rights or fat...

USDA Organic Certification in the Works for Personal Care Products

It may not be long before we see shampoos, moisturizers and soaps made with organic ingredients bearing that familiar green and white USDA Organic...

USADA Initiative to Ask Congress for New Supplement Regulations

Colorado Springs, CO—In early December, the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), based here, announced a new public protection initiative aimed at shielding consumers from dietary...

Coming Into Focus: What size is best?

Retailer survey reveals opportunities for success.   In this month’s Annual Retailer Survey, natural products retailers give new insight into success. One of the key findings...

How to Reap the Rewards of Customer Service

Surely at some point during a shopping experience, you have walked into a store, only to be ignored by the sales staff. In these...

Change

How a small complaint led to big sales. There are three areas in which businesses compete; people, product and place. Investing in one area...

Social Media & More

Tips for Generating Opportunities in Today’s Economy As I began researching the social media world looking for retailer opportunities, I quickly discovered many new ways...

Deep Roots Within Good Earth

The Story of How One Retail Store Helped an Industry Grow "We have to remember the roots, the traditions of the natural health movement passed...