May 7, 2015

Whole Foods Market on Wednesday announced plans to debut a new store format targeted at millenials. The company said the stores are expected to begin opening next year, and the expansion will be “fairly rapid.”

 

April 30, 2015

Colgate-Palmolive experienced a dip in worldwide net sales during the first quarter, as organic sales came in below the consensus at 4%.

April 30, 2015

Whole Foods Market and Instacart are partnering to make it more convenient to show Mom how much you love her this Mother’s Day. Using the Instacart service, Whole Foods will deliver flowers in as little as one hour across 15 major U.S. metros, along with a selection of other gifts.

April 22, 2015

Move over nature-inspired products. Consumer demand for products with truly natural ingredients is heating up — fast.

April 22, 2015

Competition within the retail beauty space continues to heat up as Whole Foods Market, which has long been lauded for its beauty standards, made an even bigger splash with its inaugural “Beauty Week” that took place in late March.

March 18, 2015

Whole Foods Market is trying to increase its share of the explosive growth in the beauty industry.

February 13, 2015

Mumsie, a new natural and organic maternal skin care range from Clio, is rolling out this month to select Walmart stores and several other retailers throughout North America.

February 12, 2015

Whole Foods Market is continuing its expansion in Western Canada with three new locations: Greater Victoria, B.C.; Edmonton, Alberta; and Calgary, Alberta.

February 2, 2015

Is Whole Foods looking to get into the health clinic business? 

December 23, 2014

Garden of Life, a manufacturer of nutritional supplements, has announced that it is changing the name of its Kind Organics multivitamin to mykind Organics. The new mykind Organics name will begin shipping to health foods stores on Jan. 1, 2015.

November 17, 2014

London-based retailer The Organic Pharmacy has brought its organic innovations and expertise to New York’s trendy Bleecker Street in the West Village.

October 31, 2014
ZAO

ZAO Organic Makeup is announcing its North American launch.

 

October 24, 2014

Colgate reported on Friday worldwide net sales of $4.38 billion in the third quarter, a decrease of 0.5% versus third quarter 2013, as organic sales grew 3.5%.

September 8, 2014

Whole Foods Market and one-hour grocery delivery service Instacart have formed a new partnership.

August 20, 2014

SheaMoisture has expanded its portfolio with the new Raw Shea & Cupuaçu Mommy Collection.

August 7, 2014

Beiersdorf released results for the first half of the year and recorded a lift in sales of Nivea and Eucerin brands in the Consumer Business Segment.

July 31, 2014

Stonyfield, an organic yogurt maker, announced the introduction of Petite Creme, a new innovation that deviates from the company's typical fare.

July 30, 2014

IRI on Wednesday reported that 15% of consumers will be increasing usage of natural and organic products.

July 25, 2014

Whole Foods Market announced support of Oregon's Measure 92, which requires mandatory labeling of raw and packaged foods containing genetically modified organics by Jan. 1, 2016.

July 3, 2014
There were two big deals in the nutrition space this week: Kroger bought one of the most successful VMS e-commerce sites in Vitacost.com, and Hormel bought a dominant nutritional/supplement brand in Muscle Milk. 
 
With Vitacost.com, Kroger will offer customers the convenience to order online and ship to their door with an expanded assortment online. Vitacost.com fields about 45,000 SKUs, and there's a roughly 10,000 SKU overlap when Kroger's mix is factored in.

 

June 17, 2014

A new study from the Organic Trade Organization says that organic food is popular in U.S. households, due in large part because parents are interested in their children eating healthily.

June 17, 2014

More than half of consumers check to see if the products they are buying are "natural," despite there being no federal or third-party verified label for this term, according to a new national survey by the Consumer Reports National Research Center.

June 10, 2014

Annie's, a natural and organic food company, announced four new products to its Bernie's Farm product line, which feature barnyard shapes.

May 28, 2014

Little Miracles, an organic energy brand based in the United Kingdom, on Wednesday announced availability of its collection of teas and juices in the United States.