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New York, NY—New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and cooking show star Rachael Ray introduced a series of programs to promote healthy eating among the city’s youth.

Berkeley, CA—Clif Bar & Company sold its family-owned common stock to its employees through an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). Through the ESOP, employees own 20% of the company; owners Gary Erickson and Kit Crawford retain the remaining 80%.

Sarasota, FL—Many people shopping at nutrition and wellness stores are vegetarian or vegan. However, one particular diet that might grab retailers’ attention is the raw foods diet, for which followers depend on stores selling organic and fresh raw foods and supplements. Jenna Norwood, a healthy living expert and speaker, stars in the documentary Supercharge Me! 30 Days Raw (released by Emporia Pictures in 2007), which follows Norwood as she begins a raw food diet.

New York, NY—The 56th Summer Fancy Foods show was held here from June 27–29 at the Jacob K. Javits Center featuring 180,000 products, 2,500 exhibitors, 81 represented countries and 24,000 attendees with a total of 331,000 tasty square feet of show floor.

2010 Retailer of the Year

Retailer of the Year New Seasons Market ushers in a new era of natural products retail stores.

technology for retailers

If your cash register is a glorified calculator and your Web site has been stagnant for the past year, you are probably missing out on some important opportunities for reaching customers.

Bread

The waiting room in many gastroenterology practices has gotten mighty crowded lately. A combination of stress, poor eating choices, lack of exercise and genetics is causing many people’s digestive systems to rebel against them.

Smoothies

Naked Juice Company released two new vegetable smoothies. Berry Veggie Machine is a good source of vitamins A, C, E, B3, B5, B6 and B12, along with fiber, potassium, calcium and iron. It also offers two servings of vegetables and one serving of fruit per 15.2-ounce bottle.

Cheese

DCI Cheese Company rolls out Organic Creamery, slices of organic American cheese. The slices are offered in an eight-slice stack and a 16-slice twin pack. Organic Creamery cheeses are cautious about animals, the environment and people. All products are made with 100% certified organic milk. And, no artificial colorings are used.