Itching. Hives. Abdominal pain. Wheezing. Shortness of breath. Dizziness. It’s not a group of symptoms you want to mess with, and they only get scarier as the list goes on. For the countless millions with food allergies, these reactions are waiting if the wrong food is ingested, touched or even smelled. So, it is imperative for these individuals and those who care for them to look elsewhere when it comes to their diet.

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Here’s a fact that even mainstream food companies can’t sugarcoat: sales of high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) are slumping while the sweetener category as a whole is stable and growing.

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Fifty years ago, someone wanting to avoid gluten had one choice: eating just plain meats, fish and produce. Twenty years ago, you may have been able to find a not-so-great version of pasta. Today, there’s a whole world of great - tasting gluten-free choices.

According to Mambo Sprouts, one-third of natural and organic consumers are looking for allergen-free foods, and 25% of those are interested in gluten-free items because of an intolerance or allergy (1).

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Kids Nutrition

Tips for how your store can promote children's nutrition in ways that appeal to both parents and kids.

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organic food

To those who believed organic would be a passing fad and that the economy would deter organic growth, the numbers speak for themselves: 2009 sales of organics grew 5.1% over 2008 figures (1).

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natural meat and poultry

In an industry full of vegans, vegetarians, environmentalists, farmers and those opposed to Big Business, the meat and poultry industries often ignite some fiery debates. But, put down your broccoli spears. Natural and organic meat and poultry can offer sustainable sources of food and healthy choices for consumers.

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2010 Retailer of the Year

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

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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.

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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.

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The gourmet and natural foods industries seem to have merged in the minds of many, making your natural products retail store the ideal location to sell these specialty products.

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