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

New Seasons continues its California expansion with a new store in San Francisco

No opening date has been set yet, but the Portland-based natural-conventional hybrid chain says it's planning to open a second store in California in San Francisco (the first is in San Jose). It also has 19 stores in Washington. Read more at Portland Business Journal...

 

Organic baby food co. says rival Similac infringed its name

Once Upon a Farm has filed a complaint against Abbott Laboratories, claiming the health care company infringed on its trademark name by using the phrase Once Upon a Farm in promotional advertising of its own Pure Bliss by Similac baby product. The cold-pressed organic baby food company says it's been receiving misdirected complaints from consumers who received unsolicited sample shipments of Similac's Pure Bliss product with "Once Upon a Farm" written on the outside of box. Read more at Law360...

 

General Mills on track to meet $1 billion organic goal

Last year, the food company set goals for organic that included reaching $1 billion in sales, expanding its organic acreage and investing in industry research. It says it's on track to meet those goals, citing strong performance of its organic portfolio that includes Annie's Homegrown, Cascadian Farm and Muir Glen. Read more at Organic Authority...

 

Instacart is raising $400 million to deliver you groceries—as other on-demand startups die around it

Sources say the grocery delivery startup is in the middle of a massive fundraise that would value it at $3 billion. A year ago, the company's CEO told Bloomberg that he didn't plan to raise anymore funding. Read more at Bloomberg Technology...

 

How this Baltimore company is using AI to make supplements smarter

Insilico Medicine is developing algorithms that it hopes will be able to help select and develop the right drugs while reducing the use of animal testing. A new product from anti-aging supplement company Life Extension includes some compounds identified by Insilico's algorithms. Read more at Technical.ly Baltimore...

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