Private Labeling: Beyond the World of "Me, Too"

The market reports speak for themselves: private labeling is hot, hot, hot! U.S. shoppers spent $81 billion on store brand items in 2008, marking a 10% increase in sales over the past year.


Mushrooms are among the most common medicinal remedies. Did you know that of the 14,000 species of mushrooms, only 10% of them have been discovered?

Reclaiming Fluidity and Strength

Millions of Americans are embracing the adage, “You’re only as old as you feel.” Even though the population of Americans older than 65 is predicted to double within the next 20 years, they’re not going down without a fight.

Join the Dream Team

Nothing makes for a grumpier mood than a night of restless, barely-there sleep. Getting a good eight hours of Zzzz’s is far more than just preventing the embarrassment of nodding off during a board meeting. We need sufficient sleep for a healthy, refreshed mind and body, inside and out.

Lactobacillus acidophilus. Bifidobacterium lactis. Saccharomyces boulardii. These are the names of good bacteria that make their home in your body. These probiotics, and others, may be just the boost you need to lead a healthier life.

Does Your Weight Management Section Measure Up?

For many individuals, weight management is a lifelong challenge. But, being in control of one’s weight is well worth the hard work it takes. Overweight individuals are at increased risk for a host of health problems including heart disease, high blood pressure, type-2 diabetes, gallstones, breathing problems and even cancer.

Stop, Paws and Think

Thousands of years ago, dogs were domesticated by humans, and they have faithfully trotted by our sides ever since. Similarly, cats have rid our homes of rodents and provided us with the comfort of a purr for almost as long. In fact, pets of all kinds have brought joy to humans for ages. Thankfully, the pet care industry, retailers and consumers are making the effort to repay the favor.


Achoo! Sneezing, sniffling and breathing discomfort—the thought of pollen and other allergens is enough to make any allergy sufferer cringe at the thought of allergy season. Much to their chagrin, sufferers are often in constant search of good seasonal allergy relief. Luckily for them, the natural products industry has much to offer.

Heartening Research and Products, Part 2

The heart health category has seen tremendous scientific work performed, laying the foundation for successful sales. Here, we spotlight select heart-health products along with some of the most compelling research behind them as supplied by our sources.