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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Products and services that industry companies don't want you to miss.

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Natural Choice Awards

WholeFoods Magazine recognizes several best sellers that have earned the 2010 WholeFoods Magazine Natural Choice Awards.

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