NewsBriefs: May 2016

GNC released a 58-page document at a United Natural Products Alliance summit in which the store outlines guidelines for its vendors related to mandatory GMP compliance and quality standards.

Apollo Global Management will buy Fresh Market for $1.36 billion.

The Medicinal Hemp Association of Lyons, CO, relaunched with a “Research by Condition” section, a breaking CBD News page, a “Where to Buy?” locator, and a newsletter subscription service.

As an extension to its blog, Maxim Hygiene Products of Mineola, NY, launched the #FierceWomenFunded campaign to inspire customers to give back. The brand will also donate 10% of sales from its online store to the charities selected by the women in the blog’s monthly feature.

New York, NY-based Handshake raised $14 million in Series B financing led by Sozo Ventures, a Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm. To date, the B2B commerce technology company has raised $23.5 million since its founding in 2010.

The Institute of Medicine of Washington, D.C., has been named the Health and Medicine Division at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine.

Published in WholeFoods Magazine May 2016