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in Refresh Dec 12, 2012

Fair Trade Addresses Key Challenges in Cocoa

There's no other way to say it: Cocoa farmers are poor. Really poor....More
in Refresh Nov 19, 2012

Hy-Vee Part 2: Blue Zones Are Red Hot

Convincing people to make healthy lifestyle changes works best in communities that support those positive choices....More
in Refresh Nov 13, 2012

Inside Hy-Vee's Healthy State Initiative

We were pleasantly surprised when more than 20,000 people showed up right after sun-up on opening day to participate in the state’s largest-ever....More
in Refresh Sep 11, 2012

Measuring Caffeine in Energy Drinks

As a consumer and a beverage editor in this industry I think manufacturers would do themselves a favor to quit futzing around and label it already....More
in Refresh Jun 05, 2012

Natural/Organic Sales Top $91B: Survey

The natural channel (which includes independent and chain natural products retailers) continued to generate the lion’s share of sales in 2011,....More
in Refresh May 29, 2012

Sprouts Completes Sunflower Merger

The Boulder, Colo.-based natural foods grocer Sunflower Farmers Market and the Phoenix, Ariz.-based independent natural foods chain Sprouts Farmers....More
in Refresh Mar 16, 2012

Behind the Sprouts/Sunflower Merger

Once the regulatory approval is given, the transaction is expected to close quickly....More
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