organic

The National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) will hold its next meeting April 25-27, 2016 in Washington, D.C. In addition to receiving public comment at the face-to-face meeting in the nations's capital, the NOSB will listen to oral public comments during a premeeting webinar. The webinar, which is part of the April 25-27 meeting, will be held Tuesday, April 19, 2016, from 1:00-4:00 p.m. Eastern.

Expo Briefs

Reports and key takeaways from Expo West 2016.

Expo West

Here is a round-up of some educational sessions covered by WholeFoods editors.

NewsBrief

Acquisitions, mergers, awards, charity, certifications, company news and more.

People News

Promotions, new hires, retirements and more.

The Gentle Barn

A packed room of Expo West attendees learned about The Gentle Barn at an event held during Expo West.

Astaxanthin

BGG Group has spun off its astaxanthin business into a new subsidiary called Algae Life Sciences, Inc., and launched the first organic-certified astaxanthin on the market, AstaZine. The firm used Ecocert as its organic certifier.

Cellulite, Verisol Collagen Peptides

New research published in the Journal of Medicinal Food suggests Versiol, a collagen peptide developed by Gelita, improved the skin appearance of women suffering from moderate cellulite.

Tip of the Month

Do you practice effective empathy in your store? Maybe you should, according to an Expo West educational session given by Alyssa D’Arienzo Toro, senior partner and chief marketing officer, and Scott Madden, senior partner and director of strategic planning at Connelly Partners.