Packaging experts O.Berk Company has spotted several hot packaging trends to watch out for this year. A few of these trends include sustainability, electronic-enabled packaging and smaller packaging.

organic food

U.S. shoppers spent far more than Europeans in 2009 for organic foods and beverages.

A recent pilot study shows there may be a new, natural way of relieving heartburn sufferers.

Vitamin Shoppe

North Bergen, NJ—In its 2010 year-end report, Vitamin Shoppe, Inc. announced it had a great year with an increase in net sales of 11.4% and the opening of 47 stores.

Sprouts

Arizona, California—Sprouts Farmer’s Market and Henry’s Farmer’s Market are teaming up to prove that two heads are better than one.

Ann Arbor, MI—A new set of standards for natural personal care products is in the works from NSF International and NATRUE, who have teamed up to define the term “natural.”

CAM

Bethesda, MD—The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) recently developed its third strategic plan to further research about Complementary Alternative Medicine (CAM).

Having a gluten intolerance doesn’t make grocery shopping simple, but now it may be easier for them to find foods that won’t make them sick.

omegas

Ppublished data indicates that omega-3s can support a healthy mood.