organic

Total store mainstream sales are up +1.9%—effectively flat across all departments. Meanwhile, organic product sales are up in the high double digits in every department. The health craze is exploding with consumers constantly looking for solutions to improve their health. Improving our diets with quality healthy food is the first thing all of the experts recommend. Organic products are up +16.9% yet organic products account for only 3.1% of total store sales.

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grocery briefs

News from industry food companies.

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Grocery Briefs

News from industry food companies.

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Grocery Briefs

News from industry food companies.

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calorie count

According to USA Today, the Common Sense Nutritional Disclosure Act passed the House by a vote of 266-144 in February. This act essentially guts a proposed rule by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that would require pizzeria chains, delis and convenience stores to list the calorie content of meals on their menus or prominently displayed menu boards. Instead, grocers and takeout restaurants can merely choose to post calorie content on their website.

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GMO Law

The Associated Press has reported that the Senate Agricultural Committee has voted 16-4 to approve legislation that would prevent mandatory labeling of food made from genetically modified organisms (GMOs). This puts Vermont’s mandatory labeling law, which goes into effect in July, in the crossfire.

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grocery briefs

News from industry food companies.

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GMO potato

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has concluded that J.R. Simplot Company’s second generation of Innate Russet Burbank potatoes are not materially different in composition, safety and other parameters from other potatoes or potato-derived food currently on the market.

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Fancy Food Show

With the Winter Fancy Food Show come and gone, let’s look back on the emerging trends seen at the show as pinpointed by Specialty Food Association’s Trendspotter Panel as well as some representative products.

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grocery briefs

News from industry food companies.

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Grocery

Whole Foods Magazine is here to inform and educate consumers about not only natural products but also health current events, the two go hand in hand. Our editors are constantly researching new information about hot topics, such as organic food brands, health and beauty products, and even health current events that are happening in the media. While we may not think that the all-natural realm isn’t ever changing, it is. There are new laws that are currently being passed and more scientific evidence that supports how awful some of the food on the grocery store shelves can be.  

 

In addition to grocery items, our health current events focus on what is happening throughout congress to address the ever growing issues that surround non-organic and processed foods. In more recent news, the media highlighted the issues presented with a bill that requires labeling of any product with genetically engineered ingredients. Whole Foods Magazine was right in the action to report on the facts of this issue and will continue to report for any new information that arises. Learn more about this issue and many more below!