A great deal of gourmet brands and products are going the way of organic to invoke sustainability. While this is a positive step, it also saturates the market and makes it difficult for companies to stand out. Products like coffee, tea, chocolate and cheese are interesting because they can move from an everyday pantry item to a fine gourmet selection by focusing on quality and corporate responsibility. But how is sustainability defined in the world of gourmet, and how can your store embrace the definition to attract gourmet customers?


On May 10, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) officially allowed KIND, LLC to use the term “healthy,” within the phrase “healthy and tasty” on its labels following the company’s cooperation with FDA after a March 2015 warning letter to the firm.

adVentures Academy

For the second straight year, entrepreneurs and investors came together for adVentures Academy, an investment summit that helps build skills that can be applied to building young businesses.

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Guangzhou, China—Shoppers know that calcium and vitamin D support healthy bones. But does carotenoid intake play a role in bone mineral density (BMD)? Yes, according to new research from a group of Chinese investigators.

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Salt Lake City, UT—The Natural Algae Astaxanthin Association (NAXA), headquartered in Salt Lake City, UT, has expanded its verification program to include retail product testing.


New Port Richey, FL—Building upong the success of its 2015 event, Southeast Natural Products Association (SENPA) is again visiting several cities with its Strategies for Success Road Show and Education event.

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Palm Harbor, FL—The Clorox Co. has purchased digestive health specialist Renew Life for $290 million.

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Uniondale, NY—The Hain Celestial Group, headquartered here, recently announced plans to reorganize the company in an effort to make “a stronger combined company by optimizing synergies, reducing investment in certain businesses and consolidating some functions to ensure the long-term health of the new Hain Celestial Group.”


An 11-year study published in Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology suggests a deficiency in vitamin K leads to an increased risk of coronary heart disease.