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The Movement Towards Natural & Organic Food and Healthy Lifestyles

Sales of Natural and Organic Products Outpace Conventional Food and Beverage as Consumers Get the Message About the Relationship Between Diet and Health
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by Steven Hoffman, Managing Director, Compass Natural 

Consumer demand for healthier products continues to grow. With concerns ranging from the cost of healthcare to the effects of food and agriculture on climate change, consumers of all ages are opting for natural, organic and functional foods and beverages, nutritional supplements, natural medicines and other eco-friendly products from mission-based companies that share their values and address their concerns.

Principles and Profits: The Container Store Story - The Minute

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Profits versus virtue: that’s the cover story of the current issue of Bloomberg Businessweek. Its graphic illustration of two poles of business activity that have been historically thought of as opposing, but are increasingly looked to as complementary, define the point of the issue’s feature about the Container Store. The article reports the company’s DNA as “conscious capitalism,” a business strategy with a bottom line built on a higher purpose. By profit standards, the Container Store is doing very well.

Guest Post: Top U.S. Companies Increasingly Turning to Solar Energy

What do Walmart, Costco and Apple have in common besides selling cell phones and computers? These iconic brands, and many others like them, are all investing big in solar energy.
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Today, 129 million Americans – more than 40 percent of our nation’s entire population – live within 20 miles of a solar-powered business.  And that number has doubled since 2012.

Did you know that Apple is generating enough solar electricity to power 30 million iPhones?  Or that Fed-Ex’s savings from solar is the equivalent of delivering 15 million packages?

Employees Rate Top CEOS in Large and Small Companies

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More than two-thirds of American workers like their company’s CEO. Glassdoor, a job and career site where employees report anonymously on their bosses, has published a list that tells you exactly why. Glassdoor’s list of the 50 Highest Rated CEOs leading large corporations is based on ratings from employees in reviews of company culture and practices, both pros and cons; salary comparisons; and job interviews.

New Alliance for Food Safety Launched by Retailers, Growers, and Farm Workers - Health Minute for May 30, 2013

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It’s summer, a new season for fresh produce. There’s something else growing: a new initiative to make sure that this year’s fruits and vegetables are 100 percent safe. An unprecedented alliance between retailers, growers, and farm workers has resulted in an innovative program to promote healthy produce. Andrew and Williamson Fresh Produce’s Sierra Farm, a California grower, is training its workers in practices to avoid contamination, and to bring unsafe conditions they observe to the attention of farm managers.

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