The clipboard. It wasn’t long ago that this indispensable ordering tool was chock full of order forms, scraps of paper containing customer special orders, some product flyer you may have found interesting at some point and whatever other detritus that had found its way to being pinched by that large metal clasp. As with many other low-tech retailer solutions in recent years, the clipboard has often found itself buried in a drawer collecting dust.

whole foods jobs

On Monday September 28, Whole Foods Market revealed its plan to downsize its workforce nationwide over the next two months.

healthquest podcast

Steve Lankford speaks with Dr. Cass Ingram about oregano oil.

palm oil

Natural, non-GMO, sustainably produced and balanced fat composition: These are all words increasingly used to describe Malaysian sustainable palm oil. According to a Credit Suisse financial analysis, this versatile oil is expected to become much more prevalent in the coming years. The Malaysian Palm Oil Council has long advocated this stance and agrees with this projection. We estimate demand for Malaysian palm oil to increase by 2030 in line with the Credit Suissse projections. The worldwide interest in healthy, natural fats and the global recognition of Malaysia’s sustainable palm oil industry are part of the reasons for this potential increase in its usage. 

ftc bayer

Newark, NJ-A U.S. District judge in Newark, NJ, decided not to hold Bayer Corp in contempt for supposedly violating a 2007 consent decree about how it markets dietary supplements.

honey bee

Iowa City, IA—In conjunction with 36 industry partners, National Co+op Grocers (NCG), based here, made a donation of $64,425 to The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation. Based in Portland, OR, the Society is a non-profit dedicated to the conservation of invertebrates and their habitats. The donation was officially made as part of National Co+op Grocers “Convergence” grocery and wellness conference held in St. Paul, MN.

debra's natural gourmet

Our customers trust us, and that is no small thing. And because they trust us, they trust the companies we trust.  “If you’re stocking it,” they say, “I know it must be good.”

grain free foods

Schaumburg, IL—New data released by SPINS suggest that shoppers may be more drawn to “grain free” than ever before.

“Uber, the world’s largest taxi company, owns no vehicles. Facebook, the world’s most popular media owner, creates no content. Alibaba, the most valuable retailer, has no inventory. And Airbnb, the world’s largest accommodation provider, owns no real estate,” wrote Tom Goodwin, senior vice president of strategy and innovation at Havas Media in TechCrunch, March 2015.