11 Black-owned Wellness Brands to Put in Your cart and On Your Shelves

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Approximately 18.3%–or 1 million—of U.S. businesses are minority-owned, according to the most recent U.S. Census Bureau data. Black or African Americans owned approximately 124,551 businesses throughout the U.S. Although that’s a sizeable portion of the market, that still means shoppers who want to support Black-owned businesses have to do some extra work just to locate those products—and it’s gotten harder over the last year thanks to COVID’s effect.   … Read more 11 Black-owned Wellness Brands to Put in Your cart and On Your Shelves

Four Companies to Help You Celebrate National Drink Wine Day

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It’s National Drink Wine Day! What better way to celebrate than with these 4 better-for-you wines? From 0 sugar to organic ingredients, these companies know how to give you superb taste and minimal guilt. 1. Avaline Photo courtesy of @avaline, Instagram   Using organic grapes free of any sugars, colors, and concentrates, Avaline promises to … Read more Four Companies to Help You Celebrate National Drink Wine Day

7 Clean Chocolatey Treats to Celebrate with Loved Ones

Check out these 7 better-for-you chocolates that you can share with that special someone (or don’t share at all and just treat yourself) this Valentine’s Day. Everyone deserves a little chocolate indulgence occasionally, and with these healthier options, you’ve got nothing to lose!   1. TruFru Photo courtesy of @tru.fru, Instagram   90 calories of 100% fresh fruit and chocolate! Indulge and enjoy every chocolatey bite, as TruFru is … Read more 7 Clean Chocolatey Treats to Celebrate with Loved Ones

Plant-Based Trends in Every Department: 7 Innovations to Watch for in 2021

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Plant-Based Choices in Every Aisle Plant-based diets might not be new, but you couldn’t tell that from looking at store shelves. Over the last few years, innovation and customer demand have moved the category beyond the longtime staples (i.e., plant-based meats and milk alternatives) and into a variety of new plant-based offerings across the entire store.   Throughout 2021, innovative plant-based brands will greet wellness-focused … Read more Plant-Based Trends in Every Department: 7 Innovations to Watch for in 2021

From Functional Snacking to Climatarian Lifestyles: Here’s What We Know About Dietary Trends in 2021

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New Year, New Lifestyle Mindset The perennial mindset of “New year, new you, new diet” isn’t quite the same in 2021: The pandemic is still on the rise, many people are still working from home, avoiding crowded places, and trying to keep up with their kids’ virtual schooling. People might be aiming to start fresh in … Read more From Functional Snacking to Climatarian Lifestyles: Here’s What We Know About Dietary Trends in 2021

4 Cheese Brands to Add to Your Next Snack Spread

For all you cheese lovers out there, these brands are great to pair with a glass of wine, for making your very own cheese board, or just as a quick snack for lunch. It’s hard to resist indulging on some delicious cheese, especially to celebrate #NationalCheeseLoversDay!  1. Fromager D’Affinois Photo courtesy of fromagerdaffinois.com Fromager D’Affinois invites you to explore all its creamy cheeses, from flavored … Read more 4 Cheese Brands to Add to Your Next Snack Spread

2021 Functional Ingredients Trends: Food As Medicine Becomes a Priority for Shoppers

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Functional Ingredients Become a Type of Medicine The idea that a mindful diet can improve overall health is not exactly new—especially to anyone in the natural and wellness space. Last year, COVID led more shoppers to take this approach and consider the long-term health benefits of what they eat and drink. With a strong immune … Read more 2021 Functional Ingredients Trends: Food As Medicine Becomes a Priority for Shoppers

What to Expect in 2021: 5 Themes for Natural and Wellness Trends That Will Shape the Industry

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5 Themes that Will Define Natural and Wellness Trends in 2021 As we kick off a new (and hopefully better) year, our experts will be sharing the natural and wellness trends that will drive shopper behavior in 2021. To set the stage, we’ve put together 5 major themes that we’ll be unpacking over the next several weeks. … Read more What to Expect in 2021: 5 Themes for Natural and Wellness Trends That Will Shape the Industry

Seven Seasonal Items to Get for This Holiday Season

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These brands are on a mission to spread holiday cheer with their festive flavors! Check out some of the hottest seasonal items to hit shelves this season, from hard seltzers, to snacks, and supplements—and enjoy them before they’re gone. 1. Nude Beverages Photo courtesy of @nudebeverages, Instagram   Nude Beverages are getting in the spirit … Read more Seven Seasonal Items to Get for This Holiday Season

How to Use SPINS Data: 6 Ways Emerging Brands Use SPINS to Grow Faster

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Why Emerging Brands Use SPINS Data  Although all brands want to grow and expand their footprint, emerging brands are in a unique position. Your products are in the market, which means you’ve conquered the daunting pre-launch phase of their business, but you don’t have a wealth of historical data to work with. SPINS has helped … Read more How to Use SPINS Data: 6 Ways Emerging Brands Use SPINS to Grow Faster