New from Nature’s Path is a line of organic granola bars. The bars come in a variety of flavors, including Flax Plus Mmmaple Pecan, Flax Plus Berry Strawberry, Lotta Apricotta, Sunny Hemp, Peanut Buddy, Peanut Choco, Chococonut and Pumpkin-n-Spice. The bars do not contain any artificial preservatives or additives, genetically modified organisms or synthetic pesticides.

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Mary Jane’s Soda offers Mary Jane’s Relaxing Soda, which includes kava and other herbs to create a natural state of relaxation. Kava has been historically used to achieve a natural pick-me-up, as well as an anti-depressant, anesthetic, and muscle tension relief.


Santa Cruz Organic offers a variety of organic beverages, including teas, juices, juice boxes and sparkling beverages. The newest flavors in the sparkling beverage line includes Mango Lemonade and Pom Limeade.
1 Strawberry Ln., Orrville, OH 44667,


New from Lotus Foods, Inc. is Volcano Rice, a blend of brown rice, red rice and red polished rice for added nutrition. The rice is grown in mineral-rich volcanic soil by West Java farm families who use a System of Rice Intensification (SRI) to increase yields while using less water, less seeds and no agrichemicals.

Grocery Briefs

Acquisitions, new launches, new partnerships, awards, new initiatives and more.

Grocery Briefs

Acquisitions, new launches, new partnerships, awards, new initiatives and more.


According to a recent study, people who have lost their jobs in this tough economy are often depressed. That’s a no-brainer, but here’s something that isn’t: individuals that have several friends and family members who are also jobless are less likely to be depressed. Plus, they are often less gung-ho about finding a new job. Why? It’s the social norm; there is no incentive for change.

Retailer of the Year

This year, as we celebrate New Seasons Market’s accomplishments, we are also celebrating the 20th anniversary of honoring the industry’s most notable retailers. Congratulations to all past winners of the Retailer of the Year Award. We’d love to hear from past winners and retailers nationwide—tell us what’s on your mind! Share your thoughts and  see how these businesses have fared over the years.

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Washington, D.C.—The Environmental Working Group (EWG) released the 4th edition of its annual Sunscreen Guide. In all, the guide assessed about 1,400 products with SPF, including beach and sports lotions, sprays and creams, moisturizers, make-up and lip balms.