Acquisitions, company news, web site launches and more.

Promotions, new hires, retirements and more.

What’s hot on the restaurant scene are big, bold flavors, which increasingly means crossing paths with the food police’s latest bandit: sodium.

News from industry suppliers.

The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) now offers more than 50 modifiable templates for manufacturing standard operating procedures.

The April issue of Archives of Ophthalmology included some interesting research in which patients with retinitis pigmentosa benefited greatly from lutein and vitamin A supplementation.

Given the magnitude of these health problems and how many people are affected, it is striking that new research points to the fact that probiotics may help those with metabolic syndrome.

Research reveals that shoppers with fewer choices buy more stuff.

Valuing the Middle Man

What has changed is how the broker fits into the natural retail puzzle, and the reasons for the transformation paints an interesting picture of the industry.