Natural Foods Merchandiser

Portland, Maine-based Planet Dog Foundation, Planet Dog's nonprofit arm, awarded $2,500 to Chenny Troupe, the National Education for Assistance Dog Service, Puppies Behind Bars and Western Montana Search Dogs.

Keene, N.H.-based C&S Wholesale Grocers, a supermarket wholesaler, is implementing a data warehouse solution from Teradata, a division of NCR Corp., for the company's procurement and retail units.

Minneapolis-based Cargill's Oliggo-Fiber inulin tied for first place in Wellness Foods' 2005 Readers' Choice Awards for best supplier of nutritional ingredients.

The Nurturing Life Foundation, a nonprofit started by Motherlove Herbal Co. of Laporte, Colo., has a new Web site,

Salt Lake City-based Integrated Marketing Group is working pro bono with Vitamin Angel Alliance, a nonprofit organization that fights child malnutrition and blindness by providing nutritional supplements to poverty- and disaster-stricken communities. Also, Kearny, N.J.-based Pharmachem Laboratories will donate 2 million multivitamins monthly to Vitamin Angel's ongoing relief effort for Tibet's at-risk children.

Mollie Stone's specialty market of San Francisco will open its eighth store in the Twin Peaks neighborhood.

PharmaviteR and Chemi Nutra have become AOAC organizational affiliates of AOACR International, a worldwide provider and facilitator in the development of analytical standards. The affiliates are part of a network of dietary supplement companies that are developing and validating standard analytical methods for the analysis of supplement ingredients


At Natural Products Expo West, EcoFish of Dover, N.H., and FishWise of Santa Cruz, Calif., formed a partnership to promote the availability and sale of seafood from sustainable sources at grocery stores and restaurants, and to improve the health of the oceans through the promotion of sustainable fishing practices.

American BioSciences of Blauvelt, N.Y., earned the NutrAward, given to the best new product of the year at Expo West, for its dietary supplement Avé.

Chelsea, Mass.-based al fresco was the official chicken sausage of the Boston Marathon dinner.

Seattle-based Berg Recruiting, a health industry executive recruitment firm, announced the development of a Technical Consultants Division to help its clients assess their U.S. Food and Drug Administration compliance levels.

Los Angeles-based Hyland's Inc. is introducing Spanish-language packaging for Hyland's Teething Tablets and Hyland's Colic Tablets.

Icelandic Glacial spring water of Thorlakshofn, Iceland, won the silver medal for People's Choice Award for Best Packaging Design at Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting Competition.

My Family Farm, a Fort Thomas, Ky., manufacturer of natural and organic cookies and crackers that donates all net profits to children's charities, sponsored Mother's Day parades in New York, Seattle and Boulder, Colo.

Santa Cruz, Calif.-based California Certified Organic Farmers has released its 2006 Organic Directory. The directory includes 850 organic products and 101 new organic businesses, showing a 27 percent increase in organic acreage.

Newton, Mass.-based Sherbrooke Capital Partners LLC, a $101 million venture capital fund focused on the health and wellness industry, invested in Immaculate Baking Co., a manufacturer and marketer of natural and organic cookies.

New Hope Natural Media facilitated exhibitor donations of more than 45,000 pounds of leftover food from Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, Calif., in March. This donation to Second Harvest provided about 90,000 meals for hungry people in Orange County.

Los Angeles, Calif.-based Soft Gel Technologies Inc. and OptiPure Brand Chemco Industries have rebranded GlucoTrim as GlucoFit. The GlucoTrim registered trademark has been sold and is now held by another company.

Natural Foods Merchandiser volume XXVII/number 6/p. 78

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