Retailers Should Note 2004 Trends to Reap Benefits in New Year

Jay Jacobowitz summarizes 2004’s landmarks and considers the year ahead for natural product retailers.

Last year yielded mixed results for natural product retailers, with many shaking off the supplement sales slump and others still reporting some sluggishness. While organic and natural food sales were up, expanding channels of competition meant the pie was being cut into more slices. Expanding consumer choices combined with regulatory changes will pose both challenges and opportunities for retailers in 2005.

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