DALLAS — The natural and organic markets are mature enough to warrant an integrated merchandising approach, Denis Ring, president and founder of Bode International, told retailer attendees here yesterday at the Healthy Foods International Exposition and Conference. “You wouldn’t create a whole segment and dedicate it to foods that are low-fat or low-salt, so I don’t think it makes sense to do the same with natural and organic items anymore,” said Ring, who during his tenure with Whole Foods ...
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