The founder and the man behind the name of Burt’s Bees, Burt Shavitz, passed away on Sunday, July 5 at the age of 80.

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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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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Washington, D.C.—Three amendments potentially limiting supplement usage for members of the armed forces are no longer part of what has been described as a “must pass” defense bill.

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Austin, TX—A study published in Current Therapeutic Research has shown an echinacea preparation to be effective in early influenza treatment.

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