Berkeley, CA—Leading natural and organic food company Annie’s Inc., which markets packaged food products like macaroni and cheese under the brand name Annie’s Homegrown, announced it will be bought out by General Mills, Inc. for $46 per share in cash. The total value of the acquisition is around $820 million. Annie’s, known for its smiling bunny logo, became a publically traded company in 2012.
New York, NY—At this year’s annual American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology conference, trial results were revealed suggesting citicoline may have positive effects on motor speed and cognition in adolescent males.
What’s Selling is our monthly look at what our retailers say is selling best in their stores. This month, we’ve compiled our data from July to September to see what is attracting consumers this quarter.
Issaquah, WA—A questionnaire sent to physicians, nurses, and ancillary healthcare professionals across the U.S. shows that they are becoming increasingly open to using omega-3s and other dietary supplements, in their practices.
Brattleboro, VT—A recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry suggests that the extract Sensoril may provide cognitive support, specifically to those suffering from bipolar disorder. Sensoril is a standardized extract derived from the Ashwagandha root and leaves.
Middlebury, VT—The certified organic factory of bath, beauty, and cleaning product makers Vermont Soap was heavily damaged by a fire in early June, but the company is now making big steps towards rebuilding.