MELT Organic Spreads added Chocolate MELT to its butter replacement line. Dairy-, gluten-, soy- and nut-free, Chocolate MELT is made with coconut and flaxseed oil, organic wildflower honey and cocoa powder. It contains an ideal balance of omega 3s and 6s, according to the company.

News from industry food companies.

Laval, Québec, Canada—Neptune Technologies & Bioressources Inc. has appointed Jim Hamilton as its new president and CEO, effective February 2, 2015.

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

In this What’s Selling Analysis, we’ve analyzed data from October to December to see what ‘s trending.

Promotions, new hires, retirements and more.

News from industry food companies.

In this issue we present our 37th Annual Retailer Survey Overview, which breaks down the results for independent natural products retailers for the 12 months ending June 30, 2014. In addition, I hope you’ll feast your eyes on Retail Insights’ 2015 Retail Universe for Premium Natural, Organic Food, Supplement, and Personal Care Sales, my company’s latest estimate of total natural products industry size through all eight channels of retail food distribution.

Norway—Low-carbon energy technologies, like wind and solar power, produce a net environmental benefit when compared with fossil fuels, according to a new study.