private labeling

Rockville, MD—According to the Private Label Food and Beverage in the U.S. report by market research publisher Packaged Facts, private-label food and beverage sales totaled $87 billion in 2009, to account for 17% of total food and beverage retail sales in the united States. Dollar sales rose 6% over the 2008 level of $82 billion, driven primarily by a 7% increase in the food market.

grocery briefs

News from industry food companies.

Washington, D.C.—The Natural Products Foundation (NPF) encouraged industry companies to get involved in its Truth in Advertising program by donating $100 per month to help “clean up advertising practices in an industry-wide effort.”

Expo East

Boulder, CO—Show organizers have announced that Natural Products Expo East will return to Baltimore next year.

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

Gulf Fishing

In light of the recent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, some consumers are concerned about the safety of seafood from the region.

Farmers Market

A savvy natural products store with the right arrangement can host farmers’ markets at their store thereby encouraging farmers and shoppers to become regulars.

dietary guidelines

In July, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services conducted a public meeting in which they received 49 comments pertaining to the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA) Advisory Committee Report.

people news

News about promotions, new hires, retirements and in memoriam.