South Plainfield, NJ—WholeFoods Magazine has selected Debra’s Natural Gourmet as its 2015 Retailer of The Year. The store, located in Concord, MA, was founded by CEO Debra Stark in 1989, with the aim of bringing the fresh foods and natural remedies she was raised on to the community. With the help of her son Adam and employees, Stark managed to turn this store into a neighborhood staple by putting an emphasis on customer service and a unique product selection that mixes locally sourced products with exotic items.

Lisa Shapiro, founder of the All Things Vegan consulting company and long-time champion of vegan causes and businesses, has passed away.

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The concept of a workplace has changed for many companies lately, moving toward a more casual and flexible experience. One word that may be a bit odd to see thrown around, though, is “fun,” but as it turns out, making your store more fun may be exactly what you need.

Data published in the February issue of International Angiology show a positive link between a branded herbal extract and heart health and inflammation support.

Morris Plains, NJ—Researchers from the Kinesiology University of Calgary in Canada published the results of a new clinical trial in The FASEB Journal suggesting that prebiotics support healthy weight management.