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[email protected]: A tipping point for the organic textile industry? | How Whole Foods evaluates its private label products

5@5: A tipping point for the organic textile industry? | How Whole Foods evaluates its private label products
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.

This is the next big thing in the $39 billion organic products industry

The organic textile industry is at a tipping point. Marci Zaroff, founder of Under the Canopy, says third-party certifications and the pursuit of stronger standards are helping the industry establish trust with consumers. Read more at Inc..


How Whole Foods launched a tasting program to boost its private label products

American consumer expect a lot of consistency in our packaged food products. That's why, three years ago, Whole Foods Market hired a sensory analysis firm--yes, that's a thing--to help it maintain quality and consistency in its private label products. Read more at Fortune...

How small grocers are banding together to change food retail for the good

A group of small, independent retail stores pulled together to become lead sponsors of the Good Food Awards, which recognizes producers of responsibly and sustainably made products across the country. The retailers say this and other collaborative efforts give them a chance to show how they do things differently. Read more at Civil Eats...


Arkansas's ban of the natural painkiller kratom has left sufferers and former opiate addicts in the lurch

Many who relied on the herb, now considered a Schedule 1 narcotic in the state, are struggling with what to do now. Read more at Arkansas Times...


Gallo aggrieved: Wine giant sues local kombucha maker

The wine company that markets the Barefoot brands is suing a small Virginia kombucha company called Barefoot Bucha for trademark infringement and unfair competition. Read more at

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