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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.

Popular vegan ice cream company NadaMoo is opening its first Austin shop

The coconut-based ice cream company is opening its first physical store this week in Austin, scooping up classic flavors plus seasonal and exclusive ones in cones, cups and milkshakes. There will also be other vegan treats and coffee for sale, as well as a test kitchen for NadaMoo to experiment with new flavors. Read more at Eater Austin…

 

‘I ultimately am not afraid to get fired’: Leaked audio captures Whole Foods CEO John Mackey describing clashes with Amazon

Whole Foods Market’s same-store sales are back on track, according to CEO John Mackey during a companywide meeting for which Business Insider said it received leaked audio, with the biggest sales drivers being the addition of free grocery delivery through Amazon Prime Now and new discounts for Prime members. Amazon has also been working to improve Whole Foods’ profit margins and inventory management, BI reported, and has more plans to reduce prices. But the retailer has disagreed its new parent company on "many, many" issues. Read more at Business Insider…

 

Does vitamin D really protect against colorectal cancer?

New findings published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute and gleaned from 17 previous studies suggest that vitamin D may help protect against colorectal cancer in both men and women, and that a deficiency may up cancer risk. Read more at NPR…

 

Six surprising facts that explain Trader Joe’s secrets to success

In a new podcast series, executives at the beloved grocer spill some of the details of their playbook, including how the chain’s second CEO decentralized decision-making. Surprisingly, the chain of more than 500 stores doesn’t do corporate budgeting or advertising and doesn’t collect any data on customers. Read more at Forbes…

 

A new organic beauty brand, from a father-daughter duo

Along with his daughter, the founder of one of England’s oldest natural and organic food stores has created a new line of organic hair and skin care products made without silicone, parabens or SLS called Austin Austin. Read more at The New York Times…

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