Fort Lauderdale, FL—With the competitiveness of today’s business industry, store owners could consider themselves successful to own a bustling brick-and-mortar store. A second store? That would be even better. But, what if that small business owner has the opportunity to open his third store in a third town?

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Harleysville, PA—A recent webinar conducted by the Natural Marketing Institute (NMI) revealed some interesting trends about who’s buying gluten-free foods and why. Hosted by managing partner Maryellen Molyneaux and vice-president of strategic innovation Diane Ray, the webinar presented findings from NMI’s Gluten Free 2015 report.

New York, NY—At the American Conference Institute’s Forum on Dietary Supplements, several important topics of importance to the dietary supplement industry were discussed, among them being several upcoming rules potentially being introduced by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Schaumberg, IL— New data from SPINS shows that the growing specialty gourmet category has experienced growth of 10% last year, representing over $18B in sales.

New York, NYThe third annual “Legal, Regulatory and Compliance Forum on Dietary Supplements” held in New York City, June 24–25, zeroed in on several hot-button regulatory and legal issues in the industry.

New York – Whole Foods Market has been subjected to an ongoing investigation after the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) found that customers in several stores have been overcharged due to inaccurate weights printed on pre-packaged products, according to the press release.

San Francisco, CA—While several companies are involving in moving to move “natural” products, Kraft Foods Group has become the latest in the trend of lawsuits involving this gray area, according to the court documents.

Minneapolis, MN – While products such as Cinnamon Toast Crunch and Original Cheerios are already without artificial flavors and coloring, General Mills Cereals has announced Monday that they plan to remove artificial sources from the rest of their products, according to a press release.

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced Monday that selenium will be the 30th ingredient added to the list of required nutrients in infant formula, according to the press release.