According to new numbers from SPINS, Natural Vitality of Austin, TX, experienced more growth (36%) over the past year than any of the top 15 companies. Natural Calm Organic Lemon (8 oz) is now the second best-selling SKU out of 7,631 items, and several of the firm’s products remain best sellers in their respective categories.

The American Herbal Products Association of Silver Spring, MD, updated its NDI database with 43 additional notifications dated through February 2013.

Piscataway, NJ-based HerbaKraft is now a NSF certified company.

The Neptune Annual Charity Poker Game, which benefits Vitamin Angels, is scheduled for November 13 in Las Vegas during SupplySide West. The tournament features live music, an open bar and guest of honor, football legend John Elway. To register, visit

ShiKai Products of Santa Rosa, CA, has a new broker for the Midwest and Northeast: Presence Marketing/Dynamic Presence.

Famly-owned GreenAcres Market of Tulsa, Wichita and Kansas City, KS, will soon grow again. The store is taking over the management of three Whole Foods Association stores in Wichita, KS, and two Health Food Centers in Oklahoma City and  Lawton, OK, with a complete buyout soon to come. Plus, plans are in the works to add a second store in the Kansas City area next year.

Published in WholeFoods Magazine, October 2013