NewsBriefs: October 2015


Sprouts Farmers Market, headquartered in Phoenix, Az, has partnered up with Vitamin Angels to run in-store campaigns at more than 210 stores in August and October. This is the third time that Sprouts has supported Vitamin Angels in this manner, with the past two campaigns benefitting more than 400,000 at-risk children. During the August fundraiser, the firm donated 25 cents for each specially marked product purchase, with matching up to $10,000. The October fundraiser is an at-checkout promotion whereby shoppers can round-up purchases or make donations in support of Vitamin Angels.

The Prescott Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new United Natural Foods Inc. distribution center in Prescott, Az. This is the 19th distribution center for UNFI, and totals 300,000 square feet. The firm told Pierce County Herald that it plans to double its size in three to five years.

NBTY, Inc. of Ronkonkoma, NY, acquired the Dr. Organic brand, a uK-based naturally inspired skincare line.

Garden Grove, CA-based Earth Friendly Products redesigned its ECOS brand packaging (beginning with ECOS Laundry Detergent and ECOS Dishmate) with distribution starting this fall. Over the next two years, the firm plans to put all of its cleaners under the ECOS label.

derma e of Simi Valley, CA, announced that its 100% uSDA Certified Organic Skin, hair and Nail Oil is now Non-GMO Project Verified.

As part of its 10th anniversary celebration, Renew Life is giving away a year’s supply of ultimate Flora Extra Care Probiotic 50 Billion ($350 retail value). Individuals can receive five entry points towards this prize by signing up at to 10 more points can be earned by sharing the giveaway with family and friends over social media. The ultimate Probiotic giveaway will run through November, with one winner chosen each month.

Published in WholeFoods Magazine, October 2015