Simply AsiaSimply Asia debuts four single-use Stir-Fry flavors to spice up your meals at home. Toss in some veggies, meat, rice or noodles, then pour in the sauce and you’ll have an Asian-inspired meal in 10 minutes. Flavors include, Ginger Teriyaki, General Tsao, Spicy Kung Pao and Mandarin Orange.
SRP: $2.29 per pouch.

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In this month’s Annual Retailer Survey, natural products retailers give new insight into success...

Building Your Defenses

As November arrives, so do chilly temperatures, family gatherings…and cold and flu season. As an unwelcome part of the holiday time of year, even those who live in warmer climates are prone to illness from these stressful months and changing weather.

International Sales from Inside the Market

As world leaders in innovation, science, technology and certainly in the application of these advancements to nutrition and health, we could certainly do much better when it comes to selling our great products in export markets.

Rise and Dine

The mad dash from when your alarm clock goes off until you race to your car is no excuse to skip the best meal of the day: breakfast

Pungent aromas, bold tastes and festive colors; with spices, there is no shortage of flavors and they can also offer a plethora of health benefits, too. The good news is that your customers may not have to go farther than their own spice racks to find some of the healthiest options. Read further as we explore a smattering of spices, their medicinal properties and how they can improve the health of your customers.

Many may be spared from cancer if they are informed of selenium’s role in preventing cancer. Unfortunately, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations make it difficult to inform people of this health benefit. The biochemistry of selenium is different from other nutrients, which makes it difficult for many to understand. With all due respect, this apparently includes our good friends at the FDA, who write health claims opinions.

Jay Jacobowitz

Most independent natural products retailers today are losing customers faster than they can replace them. This is the opposite of our history. Throughout the 1970s, ‘80s and well into the ‘90s, natural products retailers held an exclusive—if only because conventional grocers didn’t want or need natural products. This limited availability of natural products forced shoppers who wanted natural foods to travel to local, and sometimes not-so-local, natural products specialty stores.

After months of excitement and planning, the baby is finally here. During the nine months leading up to birth, a woman experiences many changes as her body prepares for her newborn—some of which are less than desirable.