Here are some of the significant issues that could adversely affect our access to quality nutritional products.

We spoke to Shannon Hoffmann of WholeFoods Magazine's Retailer of the Year for 2014, GreenAcres Market, just after she accepted the award at the Natural Product Association's business meeting at Expo East.

Doug Crabtree and Anna-Jones Crabtree of Vilicus Farms in Montana received the Organic Trade Association's Organic Farmer of the Year award. We sat down with them to discuss this recognition.

Princeton, NJ—As part of a new strategy to reclaim some market share from competitors, Whole Foods Market is testing out a customer loyalty program in its Princeton, NJ, store. Shoppers can use a mobile-phone application to earn points for discounts and promotions. The test program is slated to last for six to eight months, with plans to expand to Philadelphia if all goes well. The program could roll out nationally in 2015.

WholeFoods Magazine editor Kaylynn Chiarello-Ebner and associate editor Tim Person talk to merchandising editor Jay Jacobowitz about his thoughts on this year's Natural Products Expo East.

We interviewed Twinlab CEO Tom Tolworthy at Expo East 2014 about his company's transition to employee ownership and its plans for the future.

Sugar Land, TX— Dietary supplement manufacturer Bluebonnet Nutrition Corporation hosted Congressman Pete Olson of Texas’s 22nd District on a tour of its headquarters to show the growth and sophistication that has taken place in the natural products industry.

East Windsor, NJ—Raw materials maker Sabinsa Corporation has announced the formation of a new division devoted exclusively to animal nutrition.