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  • Sep 11, 2012

    Will Millennials Really Change the Game? 1

    If the Millennial generation really wants to make a positive impact on society, becoming the “healthful generation” is a great place to start....More
  • Sep 4, 2012

    Organic’s Missing Message 2

    Perhaps that is the missing piece here. The health element of organic consumption isn’t straight nutrition....More
  • Sep 4, 2012

    Whole Foods Prices Get Competitive 2

    Whole Foods — once branded “Whole Paycheck” by consumers for its premium pricing — has been working for several years to change its high-price image....More
  • Aug 27, 2012

    'All Natural' False Advertising Claims Begin Legal Evolution

    Given the slew of recent false advertising claims filed in California federal court challenging the use of “All Natural” on food labeling, it was only a matter of time before judges started deciding related legal issues and providing guidance on dos, don’ts and maybes....More
  • Aug 24, 2012

    Natural, Organic Industry Growing on Wider Margins

    If natural foods companies could send an end-of-summer postcard to the rest of us, it might read something like this....More
  • Aug 24, 2012

    In-Store Clinics Address Health…and Beauty

    Image-conscious supermarkets and drug stores have transformed plain Jane beauty sets by channeling the merchandising acumen applied at high-end cosmetic counters....More
  • Aug 17, 2012

    Rueben’s Emphasizes the Accessibility of Organic

    People eat a lot of produce because they see can see food growing, Collegnon said, noting that because of customers’ proximity to farms, they understand farming and the value of organic....More
  • Aug 14, 2012

    Predicting Price Increases from the Drought

    What commodity prices can supermarket retail buyers and food manufacturers expect to see increase first? Will all supermarket categories be affected?...More
  • Aug 13, 2012

    The Metamorphosis of Hummus

    It was not all that long ago that hummus was a simple, earthy spread enjoyed with pita....More
  • Aug 8, 2012

    Wal-Mart Takes a Stance on GM Foods 8

      Everything Wal-Mart does is closely watched. Any action taken by the world’s largest retailer can cause ripples up and down the supply chain. Its size and influence are well known throughout the industry....More
  • Aug 7, 2012

    Local People, Local Products Make Co-ops Successful

    Small, offbeat, quirky: These are the words that have often been used by mainstream food retailers to describe food co-ops....More
  • Aug 6, 2012

    How Haggen Succeeds with Local

    Operators like Haggen Food & Pharmacy are showing supermarket chains 10 times their size that success comes in many different forms....More
  • Aug 3, 2012

    'Dangerous Supplements' Article Sparks Debate 1

    The September issue of Consumer Reports magazine shines a light on the “10 Surprising Dangers of Vitamins and Supplements,” and it definitely caught the attention of the dietary supplement industry....More
  • Aug 2, 2012

    Starting Them Young

    The time to instill healthy eating habits and to develop a loyal relational link with the younger generation is now....More
  • Jul 30, 2012

    Organic Gets Some Drought Relief

    Organic producers affected by the worsening drought were notified this week that the USDA National Organic Program is preparing to offer temporary variances on a number of NOP controls....More
  • Jul 27, 2012

    Organic Tug of War

    Is the NOSB manipulating the National List to expand the organic industry’s profits?...More
  • Jul 26, 2012

    Schlepping for Health

    There are many ways food retailers can provide relevant, timely and accurate information to their shoppers who appear to be in a more receptive mode; if given the chance, some may even act on those aspirations....More
  • Jul 23, 2012

    Summer Foods Need Education

    Fresh produce plays a big part in making summer memories....More
  • Jul 20, 2012

    Study: Organics Are Luxury

    “The New Luxury” report looks at what Americans are spending their money on these days and organic produce tops that list....More
  • Jul 18, 2012

    Can the Industry Handle the Drought?

    The extent and severity of these drought conditions likely mean retail price hikes will be noticeable and indiscriminate....More
  • Jul 18, 2012

    Pop-Up Markets Take on Food

    Pop-up shops are slowly becoming ubiquitous in the fashion and technology industries, which are often dependent on seasonal sales. Now, a few retailers are taking a cue to attract attention to the ultimate seasonal product: food....More
  • Jul 17, 2012

    Showcase Highlights New Back-to-School Products

    The Editor’s Showcase that’s held in midtown Manhattan is scheduled for mid-summer for a reason....More
  • Jul 16, 2012

    The New Healthy Staples 1

    One of the true measures of just how far we’ve come in the fight against obesity (and therefore, healthful eating in general) is to examine the nation’s kitchens to determine what basics are being used on a consistent basis....More
  • Jul 13, 2012

    Baobab on the Rise 2

    Often referred to as the “Tree of Life,” the baobab is Africa’s best-known tree....More
  • Jul 9, 2012

    Whole Foods Takes Kids' Cooking Classes Into the Neighborhoods 1

    Getting kids to eat new foods can often take some negotiating or even slight trickery. But this summer one Whole Foods Market in New York City is hosting a series of day camps for children and trying a different tack: The classes will introduce participants to the specialties of each of the city’s boroughs....More

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