Cincinnati, OH—Kroger Co., the largest supermarket chain in the United States, plans to buy online retailer Vitacost.com Inc. for $280 million, giving the grocery giant a new inlet into the healthy-living channel. This merger comes on the heels of its purchase of the Harris Teeter supermarket chain for $2.5 billion this past January.
Washington, D.C.—The Natural Products Association (NPA), the nation’s largest nonprofit trade organization dedicated to the natural products industry, has announced that Corey Hilmas, MD, Ph.D., will serve as its new Senior Vice President of Scientific and Regulatory Affairs.
Des Moines, IA—Biofortis, a global contract research organization, completed a new human study in which the use of Kemin’s patent-pending spearmint extract containing phenolic complex, K110-42, may help improve cognitive health and performance in older adults.
Washington, D.C.—In a Web presentation hosted by the Natural Products Association (NPA), retailers will have the opportunity to learn how to create consumer confidence and better relationships with their customers. The one hour presentation is slated for Wednesday, May 28 at 2 P.M. Eastern.
Hyattsville, MD—The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has released its latest data brief, and findings suggest some very curious results with regard to Americans and their approaches to complementary health.