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Each day at 5 p.m. we collect the five top natural news headlines of the day, making it easy for you to catch up on today's most important natural products industry news.

Investment firm buys Fresh Market grocer for $1.36 billion

In February, rumors were swirling that Kroger was interested. But Apollo Global Management is the buyer paying 20 percent more than Fresh Market's closing stock price last week. The specialty chain has 186 stores and 13,000 employees across 27 states. Read more at NPR...


Screen to table

MIT startup Spoiler Alert is one of a handful of digital platforms developed to find homes for food that would otherwise be wasted. However, transportation remains a barrier. Read more at onEarth...

What windowsill farms and purple cornflakes have in common: Just ask startup Back to the Roots

It's not just its products that are getting the company attention--its partnership with food services giant Sodexo put its ready-to-grow home gardening products into more than 2,000 schools. Read more at Forbes...


The hippies were right: 'Health' food is now just American food

The "granolafication" of America is almost complete as more than 75,000 flocked to Expo West, writes Barb Stuckey, president and chief innovation officer at Mattson. Here she shares some observations from last week. Read more at Forbes...


LAUSD to begin serving antibiotic-free chicken

The country's second-largest school district, which has also eliminated soda and junk food from its schools, will source chicken free of antibiotics and hormones. Read more at CBS Los Angeles...

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