The DeCicco & Sons franchise

Larchmont, NY—Have you ever thought about making big changes to your store to make it even more "green." One NY grocery store recently used innovative technology to benefit the environment, which in return has benefited their bottom line.

dirty dozen

With widespread consumer concerns regarding mandatory GMO labeling and legislation to support the endeavor, consumers and natural products manufacturers may be ignoring or overlooking the importance of choosing certified organic to avoid exposure to harmful pesticides.

earth day

April 22 marks the 46th anniversary of Earth Day—the day set aside to celebrate the Earth and learn more about the environment. Founded in 1970 and now celebrated worldwide in more than 193 countries, today's historic celebration will be highlighted by the signing of the landmark Paris Climate Agreement. Leaders from 160 countries including the United States and China will participate today.

whey protein

Tel Aviv, Israel—According to a study done by Daniela Jakubowicz, M.D., professor of medicine at Tel Aviv University, eating a large breakfast containing whey protein could very well help type-2 diabetics.

npa lobby day

Washington, D.C.On April 12–13, the Natural Products Association (NPA) held its 2016 annual Natural Products Day at which 100 retail and manufacturing representatives of the natural products industry met with members of Congress from 20 different states and their staff.

Cellulite, Verisol Collagen Peptides

New research published in the Journal of Medicinal Food suggests Versiol, a collagen peptide developed by Gelita, improved the skin appearance of women suffering from moderate cellulite.

Expo West

Natural Products Expo West posted its largest-ever attendee count to date with more than 77,000 attendees coming to the event, March 9–13 at the Anaheim Convention Center. Show organizers say this marks a 6.9% increase in attendance over last year’s numbers.

organic

The National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) will hold its next meeting April 25-27, 2016 in Washington, D.C. In addition to receiving public comment at the face-to-face meeting in the nations's capital, the NOSB will listen to oral public comments during a premeeting webinar. The webinar, which is part of the April 25-27 meeting, will be held Tuesday, April 19, 2016, from 1:00-4:00 p.m. Eastern.

Expo Briefs

Reports and key takeaways from Expo West 2016.