What’s Selling is our monthly review of what retailers from all over the country say is selling well in their stores. This month, we’ve compiled all of the data since June to see what is popular so far in 2012.

Promotions, new hires, retirements and more.

Acquisitions, mergers, awards, charity work, certifications, company news and more.

Baltimore, MD—This year’s Natural Products Expo East, running from September 19–22, is sure to impress the masses. Held at the Baltimore Convention Center, workshops, speakers and tradeshow exhibits fulfill educational needs, while events and tours will serve as ample entertainment.

S&P 500 stock shares of Dean Foods spiked 34% on August 8th, when the company announced it would put forth an IPO for 20% of its WhiteWave Foods division, which houses the Horizon Organic milk and Silk Soy brands.

Washington, DC—Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR), Rand Paul (R-KY), Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Bernie Sanders (I-VT) are working together to support and pass the Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2011.

Tampa, FL—Fermented wheat germ extract, known in the immune health category, has given researchers reason to study its other potential benefits.

In the view of Fabien Cousteau, grandson of the famous oceanographer Jacques-Yves Cousteau and a filmmaker and ocean explorer himself, the oceans are the circulatory system of the earth, and an ailing one at that. As the founder and executive director of Plant a Fish, a non-profit, all-volunteer organization dedicated to restoring ocean ecosystems and marine life in tandem with coastal communities, he seeks positive momentum in the fight to save the oceans.

United States—One of the most devastating droughts in recent history is ongoing in the Midwest United States, and it is causing concern throughout the organic produce industry.