bones vitamin d

Berkeley, CA—A new study reports that vitamin D deficiency may decrease bone quality as well as density, increasing the risk of fracture.

watermelon sports

A study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry has found that watermelon juice may be a functional recovery drink for athletes.

News from industry food companies.

Rockville, MD—U.S. retail sales of pet food are estimated at $20 billion, according to Packaged Facts, which is a 4.5% sales increase over the recessionary slump of 2011. That being said, with volume sales relatively flat, competition for every pet food dollar has never been more intense, according to a recently released report from Packaged Facts, Pet Food in the U.S., 10th Edition.

Promotions, new hires, retirements and more.

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

Running a successful retail outlet involves more than just carrying the right merchandise; you need to create a calm and inviting atmosphere for consumers. There’s nothing worse than overwhelming a potential customer with the layout of your store. That’s why many retail outlets are turning to feng shui.

Each month, we survey retailers nationwide to see what’s selling in their stores. This month, we’ve analyzed the July–September data to reveal the popular trends this quarter.

Expo East

Baltimore, MD—Professionals from all areas of the natural products industry are getting ready for the East Coast’s biggest and most entertaining tradeshow in their field. Natural Products Expo East, scheduled for September 25–28 at the Baltimore Convention Center, will attract retailers from all over the country who are interested in improving and expanding their businesses while having a bit of fun, too.