glass of water

The natural products industry is filled with stories of people who have tried to leave it, but who never quite succeed. When, in the 1980s, John Mackey and then-president Peter Roy decided that Whole Foods Markets would be a national chain, the duo approached the largest natural products retailers...

blue mountain station rendering

Dayton, WA—In the sprawling hills and forests of Washington state, a new type of business will soon appear: an eco-friendly food park named Blue Mountain Station will be constructed near the town of Dayton in Columbia County.

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

suppliers

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

There’s a little voice inside us that edits what we say before we say it—sometimes softer than we’d like.

layers of quality assurance

Natural ingredients suppliers are arguably some of the most knowledgeable folks about natural products. They are, literally and figuratively, the source of the industry and its inner working gears.

sleeping woman

If you’ve memorized the location of every crack and crevice on your bedroom ceiling, you may be one of the millions of Americans who has a sleeping problem. Be it minor or severe, the consequences of sleep deprivation are more than just a nuisance.

Last month, we chatted with Sheldon Zerden about his new book, The Cholesterol Paradigm: The Greatest Health Scam of the Century. We discussed many of the fallacies of the Cholesterol Diet–Heart Hypothesis including four lines of evidence; any one of which is sufficient to disprove the cholesterol theory.

January seems a particularly good time to resolve to improve your business. On the heels of the Great Recession and at the start of a new decade, you may be more ready for change than ever. Here’s what I’ve learned from successful independent natural products retailers around the country.