lester burke

Industry is mourning the loss of Gary Burke, founder of Life Line Foods and Buried Treasure Liquid Nutrients of Pikeville, TN.

kamut

Big Sandy, MT—Kamut International celebrated its 30th anniversary at Expo West with a booth birthday party, a new product launch and the release of new research.

People News

Aura Cacia of Norway, IA, announced that Fred Bacher joined the company as vice president of sales, essentials.

NeoCell of Irvine, CA, partnered with Julie Russak, M.D., FAAD., a board-certified dermatologist in New York, NY, to be its new brand chief medical ambassador.

Mario Battaglia joined Global ID Group, Inc. of Fairfield, IA, as managing director, international.

NewsBriefs

Newark, NJ-based Nachurél Ingredients, LLC will be represented by Nucentric Nutrition, Inc., Boca Raton, FL, for U.S. sales of its Ayurvedic extracts and proprietary beadlets.

CannaVest Corp. of San Diego, CA, has been renamed CV Sciences.

Rich Vitamins LLC (maker ofalternaVites) of New York, NY, will now be distributed by Palko Services and KeHE Distributors.

tofu nasoya

Fullerton, CA—On March 23, 2016, Pulmuone Foods Co., Ltd. signed an agreement to acquire all commercial assets and operations of the soy foods company, Vitasoy USA Inc. Pulmuone—a brand committed to providing authentic wholesome and all-natural foods like Wildwood meat and dairy alternatives—will now have full ownership of brands such as AZUMAYA, SAN SUI and top-selling tofu brand, NASOYA.

glyphosate

Glyphosate, a controversial herbicide linked to cancer in some lab studies, is prevalent in the food supply. A research team from the Heinrich Böll Foundation recently found alarming amounts of this chemical in the urine samples of most Germans, with the highest levels in children, teens and meat eaters.

krill oil

Oslo, Norway—Aker BioMarine shared with Expo West attendees details about its new Flexitech technology, which is said to bring new innovation to the krill oil market.

tip of the month

On its surface, shopping appears to be a perfunctory, repetitive routine that fills a need. Certain stores meet this expectation. If I am shopping at a mass merchandise store—inconvenient to get to, time-consuming to find the items I want, possible delays at the checkouts—I do not expect to enjoy myself. What do customers expect when they shop in your store?