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General Mills invests in organic to boost sales, ‘do the right thing’

By Elizabeth Crawford

General Mills’ splashy commitment last year to double the number of organic acres it sources from by 2019 not only is a strategic business move to boost sales, but part of a larger effort to “do the right thing,” according to the company’s organic ambassador. 

Sprouts now has more than 2,100 items in its private label range

Private label is a growth engine at Sprouts, says CEO

By Elaine WATSON

Private label sales now account for more than one in every ten dollars spent at Sprouts stores, said the Phoenix-based retailer, which posted a 0.7% rise in same store sales in the latest quarter while rival Whole Foods Market has continued to see its...

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Has Whole Foods lost its mojo?

By Adi Menayang

As natural and organic goes mainstream, Whole Foods’ differentiator is, well, not that different from the rest of the market anymore, says one retail analyst.

Trendspotting at the 2017 Winter Fancy Food Show

IN PICTURES: Trendspotting at the 2017 Winter Fancy Food Show

By Elaine WATSON

Matcha, seaweed (paired with chocolate and coconut), veggie snacks, grass-fed meat and dairy, coconuts, hemp, and pulses (beans, peas, chickpeas, lentils) featured heavily at the 2017 Winter Fancy Food Show, where trend-spotters also got to taste Brazilian...

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