derma e of Simi Valley, CA, received a 2014 Selling Wellness Trailblazer Award from Grocery Headquarters for “innovation as a top natural health and wellness influencer.”

The United Natural Products Alliance of Salt Lake City, UT, created a new Associate membership category for service companies and made not selling kratom a requirement of all members.

Oxylent of Watsonville, CA, sponsored Canadian rowers Rebecca Berger and Leanne Zrum in the Great Pacific Race. The race is 2,100 nautical miles from California to Hawaii and requires that the pair row 12 hours a day for 30–90 days.

Vitamin Angels of Santa Barbara, CA, is planning a 20th anniversary celebration on September 15 at The Resort at Pelican Hill in Newport Beach, CA with golfing and dining. Visit for more information.

UNFI of Providence, RI, acquired  distributor Tony’s Fine Foods.

Registration is open for the Council for Responsible Nutrition’s  Day of Science and Annual Symposium for the Dietary Supplement Industry. They will be held November 5–8, in Dana Point, CA. Additional details are available at

Published in WholeFoods Magazine, July 2014