A constant stream of clinical studies continues to reveal more amazing health benefits of Pycnogenol.    

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An industry-led initiative to self-regulate is a powerful tool in reinforcing consumer trust by creating transparency. 

Jonny Bowden

I’ve gotten more than a few emails asking what I think about this whole bacon-causing cancer business.


This has definitely been the year of negative media throughout the dietary supplement industry. The omega-3 segment, long the darling of the industry with solid science and years of double digit growth, has been no exception. To be clear, this is not only a 2015 phenomenon, as we have been tracking negative versus positive media for several years now (see chart below) and the story is not a good one.

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Three simple ways to take advantage of resources you already have in order to create your own, custom education program for your store.

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 with each other to increase business, but at the expense of sharing customer purchase data and other proprietary business information. The birth of the Internet spawned the term, as smaller companies with something to sell struck deals with large web portals like Google, Facebook and Amazon in order to get access to the millions of eyeballs visiting these massive sites every day.

The problem is one really cannot grow without breaking the mold and taking risks, no matter how uncomfortable it may feel to walk straight into the deep, dark unknown.

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Learn what fair trade is, why it’s so important and where you can work fair trade items into your daily routine.