Five Brands Worth Taking Your Mask Off For This Week: 5/4/20

Over the past couple months, we have all heard again and again: SHOP LOCAL. EAT LOCAL. SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESSES. Well, here are 5 Naturally Chicago members that could use your support! If you haven’t tried them already, what are you waiting for? 1. Petal Sparkling Botanicals WHY: Stop and sip the roses! Packed with powerful … Read moreFive Brands Worth Taking Your Mask Off For This Week: 5/4/20

TOP PET TRENDS TO WATCH AT GLOBAL PET EXPO AND THROUGHOUT 2020, ACCORDING TO SPINS

Natural and specialty pet food and treats are driving growth for the industry (+28% year-over-year) outpacing dollar growth from conventional pet food and treats (+4%) Expect consumers to continue to purchase “healthier” food for their pets as they do for themselves CHICAGO, February 20, 2020 – Natural and specialty pet products continue to drive growth … Read moreTOP PET TRENDS TO WATCH AT GLOBAL PET EXPO AND THROUGHOUT 2020, ACCORDING TO SPINS

Have a Happy (and Healthy) Holiday Season

Healthy Holidays

For many, the holiday season is a time to eat, drink, and be merry. However, health does not have to fall by the wayside. Shoppers still seek better-for-you options making it a prime opportunity for retailers to stock up on top better-for-you trends hitting the holiday scene. 1. Mocktails Craft cocktails have been on the … Read moreHave a Happy (and Healthy) Holiday Season

Holiday Gift Guide for the Natural Enthusiast

OSI Magnesium for Better Sleep From daily caffeine consumption to excessive screen time, it comes as no surprise that many consumers have difficulty sleeping. OSE Magnesium offers a topical solution with their Good Night Body Lotion with melatonin and magnesium to aid in a good nights rest. Honey Mama’s for a Simple & Sweet Treat … Read moreHoliday Gift Guide for the Natural Enthusiast

Allergy-Friendly Foods

Allergy-Friendly Food Report

As the number of people suffering from food allergies rises, demand is increasing for products tailored to the needs of individuals with allergies, their families, and also their classmates as more families look for school-safe snacks to meet new food-allergy policies. To understand the impact on the market, SPINS looked at several key categories where … Read moreAllergy-Friendly Foods

Three Tips for Brands: How to Stand Out at Expo East

Tradeshow-Floor

Nearly 30,000 attendees will flock to the Baltimore Convention Center to see the latest in natural products innovation with more than 1,500 brands vying for the attention of retailers, distributors, investors, and press. So how do you stand out? Follow these three key tips to make the most of your time at Expo: 1. Do … Read moreThree Tips for Brands: How to Stand Out at Expo East

Three Tips for Retailers at Expo East: Streamline Your Time and Maximize Your Finds

Trade Show Floor

Retailers know that Natural Products Expos are must-attend events to keep the pulse of innovation, but each year there are even more exhibitors on the show floor…and the same amount of time (or less!) to see it all. Pepper in your vendor meetings, and your time’s really at a premium. What’s the key to cutting … Read moreThree Tips for Retailers at Expo East: Streamline Your Time and Maximize Your Finds

SPINS’ State of the Natural Industry Report

How are natural products performing across the industry? Download SPINS’ first-ever State of the Natural Industry Report for an overview of natural products’ performance and market share across the grocery landscape, revealing growth by retail channel, region and key categories, featuring top macro trends and today’s natural consumer.

Hot Trends in Frozen Desserts

Trending Frozen Treats

Frozen treats are one of the coolest, most fun categories in the store, and specialty and wellness-focused options for both dairy and plant-based varieties are taking center stage across the freezer section. SPINS took an in-depth look at how diversified dairy alternatives, gourmet flavors, and better-for-you treats are delighting consumers as they look to beat … Read moreHot Trends in Frozen Desserts

Naturally Chicago Insights Series: Mastering Your Content Strategy with Simple Mills

. In a world where content is king, it’s easy for consumers to feel inundated and tune out, making it extra difficult for brands to break through to bond with them. Even those who understand the important role content plays in their marketing strategy are often overwhelmed by where to begin and how to deliver … Read moreNaturally Chicago Insights Series: Mastering Your Content Strategy with Simple Mills