Carb and Fat Blockers

Shoppers who wince at the number staring back at them on the scale may want to explore the fat and carb blocker category. Combined with a healthy diet and exercise regimen, these supplements are shown in scientific studies to help get the arrow moving in the right direction for those interested in healthy weight management.

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person of the year

What stands out in your mind as the biggest issue affecting the natural products industry in 2015? Supplements safety is likely a major contender.

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aloe

These days, you can find aloe vera in everything from lotions to shampoos. But, there are more applications for aloe than just topical use. Studies have shown that aloe can be used to benefit many aspects of one’s health, including detoxification, blood glucose support and digestive health.
In fact, aloe is said to contain 200 active components such as polysaccharides, vitamins, enzymes and minerals that “work harmoniously together to support overall health,” according to one industry company (1).

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cognitive health

Our health is influenced by numerous factors. Shoppers may not immediately associate cognitive health with their overall wellbeing, but cognitive, physical and even emotional health are very much entwined. This is demonstrated in the way that various nutritional deficiencies may cause declines in cognitive function (e.g., B12 and magnesium).

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thermogenics

Happy New Year! It won’t be long after the ball drops that shoppers will start asking your staff for their picks of the best weight management supplements on the market.

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Traction. 2015 was the year natural products gained significant traction outside their core channels of distribution. Overall, natural and organic product sales grew a stunning 14.9%, adding $9.367 billion to total $72.4 billion in sales, and reaching 11.75% of total U.S. food store sales. Perhaps more noteworthy is this fact: total U.S. food store sales grew 3.1%, adding $19.1 billion; meaning natural and organic products growth made up nearly half (49%) of this number. At this rate, the natural products industry is on track to reach one-third of total food store sales within the next generation, or $500 billion of the then $1.5 trillion U.S. food store business.

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retailer survey

We know today’s shoppers love online shopping and the convenience of their local big-box store. But are they still drawn to independent natural products retailers?

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detox

Our world is full of toxins, both natural and manmade. Sometimes, our bodies need extra help cleaning house, which is where detoxifying cleanses come in. Cleanse diets and supplements are definitely trendy, but are they safe and do they work?

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private label

What’s in a name? If it’s your own store brand, it’s everything. Or, it should be—especially now.  

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Some 25,000 industry members came together in Baltimore, MD, for the 30th annual Natural Products Expo East tradeshow and conference. This year’s event boasted 1,363 exhibiting companies, including 400 new brands that launched at the show. Here are four observations from the tradeshow from WholeFoods editors.

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Natural Health Supplements

The featured articles on WholeFoodsMagazine.com are crafted to show the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. This may include natural health supplements, herbs, food and homeopathy. Taking a look at the featured articles will give you a sense of what is popular in the marketplace. This includes work-life balance, healthy living and herbal dietary supplements.

At WholeFoodsMagazine.com we look for the most up-to-date information for our subscribers to keep you well on your way to knowing the curves of the industry that awaits your business. Knowledge is power, when it comes to the most recent featured articles. Our authors include PhDs, merchandising consultants and attorneys to keep your team in the know. Take a look at this month’s hot, new products to get you in front of industry standard when it comes to natural dietary supplements.

When looking for the most current information concerning new product categories, look no further than wholefoodsmagazine.com! Read through this month’s articles today and stay up to speed within the ever evolving world of natural health supplements!