It’s a great time to be part of the natural products industry. Data from the 2014 WholeFoods Magazine Retailer Survey show that the industry added more than $5-billion in sales last year, with Supernaturals and Compact Grocers leading the way.
We spoke to Shannon Hoffmann of WholeFoods Magazine's Retailer of the Year for 2014, GreenAcres Market, just after she accepted the award at the Natural Product Association's business meeting at Expo East.
Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps has released a short documentary video about Serendipalm, a sister company that ethically and sustainably produces fair trade and organic palm oil in Ghana. Farmers and workers who produce the palm oil receive fair prices and wages, and its production does not displace primates or other animals from their natural habitats.