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Mar 07, 2009

Western Pioneer

A legend of the natural foods industry received yet another honor this week. Sandy Gooch, the name behind the pioneering Mrs. Gooch’s Natural Foods....More
Mar 07, 2009

Spare Me The Details

So you’re a brand marketer with a powerful new sustainability message. You’re going to detail every bit of it for your consumer base, correct? Not so....More
Mar 07, 2009

My Big Fat Gluten-Free Wedding Cake

By my estimate, there are nearly 300 gluten-free products on the show floor here at Expo West. Everything from bread and cake mixes to snacks and....More
Mar 07, 2009

Health By the Numbers

It’s one thing to say Americans are becoming healthier, but another thing to quantify it. New data was unveiled here that sheds light on consumer....More
Mar 06, 2009

Dr. Weil Will See Us Now

It was standing room only here today as integrative medicine guru and author Dr. Andrew Weil delivered one of the expo's keynote addresses on the....More
Mar 06, 2009

Coming Full Circle

This year’s Expo West is just getting going today, but already it’s clear that a major theme is the continued mainstreaming of the health and....More
Mar 06, 2009

Some Retail Insights

A "show of hands" is a pretty subjective method to use in answering any group question, but there's still a grain of truth in the response. In this....More
Mar 06, 2009

Under the Organic Big Top

It's kind of the show before the show. Every Expo West, a large white tent gets set up in the parking lot of the Marriott hotel adjacent to the....More
Mar 03, 2009

Highlights for 2009

There are a few reasons why the 2009 version of Expo West intrigues me. Of course, we're all curious to see how the recession is going to affect the....More
Mar 03, 2009

Ready or Not

Like Bob, I’m also preparing for Expo West with lots of anticipation, and not about the weather. This year’s attendees can’t be blamed if they’re....More
Mar 02, 2009

California Dreamin!

The title says it all, because right now here in New York, it is such a winter’s day: There’s about 6 inches of snow on the ground and a few more are....More
Oct 18, 2008

Wrapping Up

Well, what can we say? The last day of the show is always a strange experience. The floor traffic is down, there are no real special events or....More
Oct 18, 2008

Catching the Gourmet Chameleon

A seminar led by two former retail veterans revealed to me just how changable gourmet/specialty foods are, and how they're often able to boost....More
Oct 18, 2008

Make Mine a Double

In the World of Wellness, beverages are the new black. Lifestyle consumers are wearing the latest style in tonics, infusions and botanicals from the....More
Oct 18, 2008

The Right Prescription Strategies

From in-store clinics to expanded pharmacy services, healthcare programs have become a popular way for supermarkets to build loyalty and increase....More
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