News and notes from industry suppliers.

Is retailing a dead-end job? Many people think so. But if you were one of them, you wouldn’t have opened your store. So, how can you communicate your enthusiasm to current and prospective employees, most of whom likely work out of necessity, not aspiration?

Sydney, Australia—Results from a recent study suggest that the form of vitamin B3 known as nicotinamide may help reduce non-melanoma skin cancer among high-risk patients.

coffee antioxidants

Melbourne, Australia—Coffee drinkers now have another reason to reach for their morning cup of Joe. Researchers recently found that coffee and its byproducts may even more antioxidant capacity than previously thought.

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Salt Lake City, UT–According to a study done by the Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega-3s (GOED), American adults are not as educated about ways to maintain a healthy heart as they should be.

non-gmo labeling

Washington, D.C.-The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) has asked the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to create definition for "non-GMO" foods and a voluntary program for "non-GMO" labeling.

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Washington, D.C. – According to a press release, the Organic Trade Association (OTA) announced Tuesday that they are petitioning the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to enable a vote to “implement a research and promotion check-off program for the organic industry.”

organic price

Chicago, IL—While 71% of Americans say organic products are healthier than their conventional counterparts, there is still a high percentage of people (51%) who believe the organic tag is an excuse for brands to charge more for the product, according to research conducted by Mintel (Organic Food and Beverage Shoppers - US, March 2015)

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When the NYAG announced his investigation into the quality of herbal supplements, Organic & Natural took action, requesting a meeting with his staff.