Does Your Weight Management Section Measure Up?

For many individuals, weight management is a lifelong challenge. But, being in control of one’s weight is well worth the hard work it takes. Overweight individuals are at increased risk for a host of health problems including heart disease, high blood pressure, type-2 diabetes, gallstones, breathing problems and even cancer.

HBC

There’s no mistaking that natural health and beauty care (HBC) is a booming industry. Here, we discuss the latest developments to keep in mind when selecting personal care products for your store.

Stop, Paws and Think

Thousands of years ago, dogs were domesticated by humans, and they have faithfully trotted by our sides ever since. Similarly, cats have rid our homes of rodents and provided us with the comfort of a purr for almost as long. In fact, pets of all kinds have brought joy to humans for ages. Thankfully, the pet care industry, retailers and consumers are making the effort to repay the favor.

 The skin is our largest organ, yet it is the organ most likely to be taken for granted. Its simple appearance belies its complexity; skin is an intricate arrangement of several layers of cells, nerves, blood vessels and glands, all held together by a fabric or matrix of protein and carbohydrates.

Fair trade is a term you are most likely hearing with increasing frequency, but you may be hesitant or reserved from diving head first into its mysterious realm. You may have seen it on a coffee label, a banana or maybe your makeup, and are wondering exactly what it means. Here is your chance to take the plunge and find out.

Everyone has been faced with the dilemma of whether to choose convenience over health. Luckily, consumers don’t have to choose anymore, especially when it comes to healthy snacking on-the-go. Companies are recognizing the need for healthy, portable snacks and creating new formulations and packaging to make life easier for us all.

Jay Jacobowitz

Natural products are expensive. Most shoppers think so. If you lower your prices to match conventional products, will shoppers change their minds? Probably not. Here’s the true story of one retailer who tried.

allergies

Achoo! Sneezing, sniffling and breathing discomfort—the thought of pollen and other allergens is enough to make any allergy sufferer cringe at the thought of allergy season. Much to their chagrin, sufferers are often in constant search of good seasonal allergy relief. Luckily for them, the natural products industry has much to offer.

identity theft

As a business owner, you should consider your Employer Identification Number (EIN) as the Social Security number used to identify your business entity.