Dreaming of warm sun in the midst of this frigid winter? Turn your dream into reality at Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, CA! From March 4–8, the Anaheim Convention Center is hosting over 60,000 industry professionals and enthusiasts in a newly expanded format. Among these attendees will be over 2,600 exhibitors, including 200 new booths at the nearby Hilton hotel. The event will again be co-located with Engredea.

News from industry food companies.

Acquisitions, mergers, awards, charity, certifications, company news and more.

Those in the frozen food sector probably wish that their sales were frozen as well. According to a new market report from Packaged Facts, not only are sales not growing, they aren’t even remaining stable, as they fell by around 1% in 2013. However, natural and organic frozen food products are providing some hope that consumers will come back to the category.

The beginning of 2015 saw the debut of a new nonprofit organization focused on exposing “what the food industry doesn’t want us to know.” The first major effort of the group, called U.S. Right to Know, is the publication of a report titled Seedy Business: What Big Food is Hiding with its Slick PR Campaign on GMOs.

In today’s busy world, people often forget to say “thank you”; it’s a courtesy so commonplace that it gets overlooked. According to a recent study, a simple thank you cannot only brighten someone’s day, but it can also increase your future sales as well.

Promotions, new hires, retirements and more.

Bloomingdale, IL—Shoppers that purchase NOW Foods supplements will soon find a redesigned look on store shelves. NOW’s product marketing manager Jim Ritcheske recently made the news known in a newsletter to retailers, though the firm has been working on this project for about three years.

Carson City, NV—Coral LLC is celebrating its 20th anniversary of supplying eco-friendly coral calcium products to the natural products industry.