Having appropriate signage plays a huge factor in a store’s success, so it’s important for managers to understand how signs can impact sales and your bottom line.

Thousands voted, and the results are in for Green America’s 2011 Green Grants contest. Among hundreds of nominees, the winners were found to embody this nonprofit environmental organization’s definition of “green.” To those at Green America, green is a concept that evokes both social justice and environmental responsibility. Urban Roots of Austin, TX received the top prize of $2,500.

Baltimore, MD—Fresh partnerships and new business opportunities will mark Natural Products Expo East 2011, to be held here September 21–24. Coming home to the Baltimore Convention Center after a three-year run in Boston, this year’s show features over 1,300 exhibitors and should see a boost in attendance as well.

South Plainfield, NJ—This fall, WholeFoods Magazine will be available online at www.wholefoodsmagazine.com. Its former site (www.wholefoodsmagazineonline.com) will redirect readers to the new address.

Albuquerque, NM—When German physician Hans-Heinrich Reckeweg, M.D., began experimenting with homeopathic remedies in the 1920s, he probably had little idea that the company he would soon found—Heel—would one day become a major force in the world of homeopathy. This year, the firm is celebrating its 75th year of manufacturing homeopathic remedies.

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Gainesville, FL—Published research analyzed by the University of Florida suggests that resveratrol, a polyphenol found in grapes and other fruits, may support healthy aging. A review article published online in Molecular Nutrition and Food Research investigated thousands of laboratory tests with enzymes, animals and cultured cells to probe the effects that resveratrol has on humans.

Atlanta, GA—A recently published article in the Archives of Internal Medicine suggests that high sodium intake coupled with low potassium intake is linked to cardiovascular disease (CVD).

College Kids Eating Habits

Corvallis, OR—Many college students let healthy diets slide during the school year, but their diets might be worse than many have imagined. And, there may be some significant differences by gender.