What’s For Dinner…Or Any Other Meal?

If you’ve had a chance to read last month’s 38th Annual Retailer Survey Overview, with the Retail Insights’ 2016 Universe for Premium Natural and...

Frenemies

You’ve probably heard the term “frenemies,” a new word that combines “friends” and “enemies.” In the business world, frenemies are two competitors that cooperate...

Rebirth

If you were to close your store tomorrow, what would your customers miss most? I ask the question to help you pinpoint what makes...

Friendly Fire

As if there weren’t enough competition…Whole Foods Market decides to compete against itself. One cannot say that Austin, TX-based Whole Foods Market isn’t willing to...

A Health Checklist for Your Store

You spend your days helping others achieve optimal health, but what about your store? As the old adage goes, it is always the cobbler’s...

The Natural State

What is the state of the natural products industry in 2015? For a clear picture, let’s look at what the consumer wants, which has...

Frequency

What products should you carry? The answer to this question 20 years ago was fairly simple, since natural products weren’t widely available; you just...

Footprint

Please take a careful look at the photo nearby. Notice the not-so-subtle LARGE numbers for the produce this conventional supermarket carries, and the teeny-weenie...

Try to Build Something

A couple of weeks before my mother passed away, and knowing she soon would, I asked for any advice she would give me. I...

Thinking of Selling Your Store?

Here’s How to Increase Your Chances of SuccessEvery business owner does it; thinks about selling from time to time. If you are an independent...

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