Costa Mesa, CA—Alkemist Labs, based here, has a new tool available for retailers at www.Alkemist.com/RetailerFacts.

Washington, D.C.—Menus and menu boards at chain restaurants and other establishments will now have another year before calorie labels are mandatory, according to the Food and Drug Administration(FDA).

Dorchester, MA – While he is no longer working for Trader Joe’s, former company president Doug Rauch is back in the grocery store business.

Minneapolis, MN – With several companies, including Wal-Mart, Starbucks, Kelloggs and Dunkin’ Donuts, already on board, General Mills Inc. is set to join the list of companies committed to using cage-free eggs.

The founder and the man behind the name of Burt’s Bees, Burt Shavitz, passed away on Sunday, July 5 at the age of 80.

Fort Lauderdale, FL—With the competitiveness of today’s business industry, store owners could consider themselves successful to own a bustling brick-and-mortar store. A second store? That would be even better. But, what if that small business owner has the opportunity to open his third store in a third town?

gluten free

Harleysville, PA—A recent webinar conducted by the Natural Marketing Institute (NMI) revealed some interesting trends about who’s buying gluten-free foods and why. Hosted by managing partner Maryellen Molyneaux and vice-president of strategic innovation Diane Ray, the webinar presented findings from NMI’s Gluten Free 2015 report.

gluten free

Harleysville, PA—A recent webinar conducted by the Natural Marketing Institute (NMI) revealed some interesting trends about who’s buying gluten-free foods and why. Hosted by managing partner Maryellen Molyneaux and vice-president of strategic innovation Diane Ray, the webinar presented findings from NMI’s Gluten Free 2015 report.

With more consumers moving towards healthier products both for their own benefit and the environment, there is a greater need to differentiate and truly “own” who you are as a store, be strong about what you stand for and become a leader in your community.