Mergers, acquisitions and company news.

Promotions, new hires, retirements, in memoriam.

A trial published in Nutrition Research and Practice suggests a branded lychee fruit polyphenol may offer anti-inflammatory properties.

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.”