The Prince of Peace Children’s Home in China is the first official orphanage training facility in that country.

United Natural Foods, Inc. (UNFI) of Dayville, CT will be the official distributor partner of Natural Products Expo East 2010. In other news, UNFI will acquire Canadian SunOpta Distribution Group for about CDN $68 million in cash.
Vitamin Shoppe, of North Bergen, NJ, recently filed paperwork the SEC for secondary stock offerings.

NOW International of Bloomingdale, IL,was given the “E Star” Award, an export award from the U.S. Commerce Department.

The Good for You Girls line of skincare products received a Parent Tested Parent Approved Award from PTPA Media.

The Organique by Himalaya skincare line from Himalaya Herbal Healthcare USA of Houston, TX now has cruelty-free certification from the British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection under the International Human Cosmetic Standard.

The Tropical Solutions Facial Cleansing Gel from Simi Valley, CA-based derma e received a 2010 Earth Day Beauty Award for Best Green Face Wash award from Healing Lifestyles & Spas.

The Bragg Health Institute helped educate Goleta Union School District students about good nutrition and the importance of eating organic produce.

Jarrow Formulas of Los Angeles, CA, now offers an Interactive Probiotic Profile on This tool takes information about a responder’s lifestyle and health, and helps them pick a suitable probiotic product.

Ogden, UT-based Mineral Resources International, Inc. has Kosher certification from Star-K Certification for all its ingredients and dietary supplements.


Published in WholeFoods Magazine, July 2010 (published online ahead of print, June 22, 2010)