conference

Phoenix, AZ—Industry companies extended virtual handshakes to retailers at the first Natural Products Marketplace Virtual Event, an online tradeshow organized by Virgo Publishing, based here.

coffee

At the fifth annual coffee-tasting event hosted in New York, NY by the Organic Coffee Collaboration, a market study was released showing that organic coffee sales have taken off in recent years—big time, and in spite of the trend for coffee in general.

Austin, TX—Whole Foods Market is teaming up with Chef Ann Cooper to raise money for establishing salad bars in school cafeterias across the country.

grocery briefs

News from industry food companies.

garlic

A recent study published in Maturitas science journal indicates that aged garlic extract lowers blood pressure in patients with treated, but uncontrolled, hypertension.

green news

A look at EPA's GreenChill program for retailers.

supplier briefs

News and notes from industry suppliers.

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news

News about promotions, new hires, retirements and in memoriam.

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