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The recent Natural Products Expo East, held in Baltimore, included more than 1,500 large and small brands showcasing their newest products.

It's a good time to be selling organics. While overall grocery sales are flat, sales of organics are up an 9.8 percent.

Clean label edging out conventional products

Consumers are increasingly focused on transparency when it comes to products they buy, and conventional product sales are declining while those that tout simple, clean or sustainable attributes are on the rise, according to new research from Nielsen.

Retailers to open more stores than close

“The negative narrative that has been out there about the death of retail is patently false,” said Greg Buzek, president of IHL Group.

Millennials like shopping in stores

It may not all be doom and gloom for brick-and-mortar retail operations.

Del Sol is best known for its Briannas salad dressings 

SSF issues hunger awareness challenge

The Specialty Food Foundation (SSF) issued the specialty food market a friendly challenge in its “East vs. West” Embrace Hunger Relief month competition to address food insecurity.

Lactose-free cheese category to grow

Technavio's latest analysis of the lactose-free cheese market predicts that it will grow at a CAGR of more than 8 percent in the next five years. The category accounted for $381.5 million globally in 2016, and is expected to grow to $567.6 million by 2021.

Encourages business community to unite  

Food Network finds new home

Discovery Communications purchased Food Network’s owner, Scripps Networks Interactive, for $11.9 billion.

Is credited for signing Julia Child

 What does it mean to be Made in Italy?

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