What’s Selling is our monthly review of what retailers from all over the country say is selling well in their stores. This month, we’ve compiled all of the data since January to see what’s been popular so far in 2013.

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

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Promotions, new hires, retirements and more.

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Washington, D.C.— Senator Tom Harkin of Iowa (D), a supporter of the industry, announced he will retire at the completion of his fifth term in January 2015. He told The Des Moines Register, “To walk away from this position of power is not an easy thing. But I think it’s the right thing. And I have two years left. I’m not passing the torch sitting down, it’s a running relay. I intend to be very active over the next two years.”

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prop 65

 

San Francisco, CA—A flurry of Proposition 65 news surfaced in California during February.

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Anaheim, CA—Vitamin Angels is hosting its 3rd Annual League of Angels event during Expo West at Angel Stadium, Anaheim, CA on March 7, 6:00–8:30 p.m. ($100 to pre-register).

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South Plainfield, NJ—Industry now has a whole new way to find information about companies and products. WholeFoods Magazine launched its Source Book Online, a companion to its popular May Source Directory and November Who’s Who print issues.

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Washington, D.C.—A coalition called “GMO Inside” is calling on Kellogg’s and General Mills to label genetically engineered (GE) ingredients or eliminate them in their products.

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Rockville, MD—A genetically modified salmon would have “would not have a significant effect on the quality of the human environment in the United States.” So said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in its May 2012 Draft Environmental Assessment for AquAdvantage Salmon, as it opened a comment period on the document in December.

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Los Angeles, CA—An appeal from POM Wonderful, LLC, the creators of 100% Pomegranate Juice and POMx supplements, to allow certain claims on their products has failed.

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