The Future of Natural Products: 5 Signs of Continued Growth [Expo West 2021 Keynote]

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Kathryn Peters is the Executive Vice President of Business Development for SPINS. 5 Signs That Natural Has a Healthy Future We’re midway through 2021, lockdown restrictions are easing, and the future of natural products looks bright but still has plenty of unknowns. We still have the rest of summer, back-to-school (and possibly back-to-office) season ahead … Read more The Future of Natural Products: 5 Signs of Continued Growth [Expo West 2021 Keynote]

Category Management Post COVID-19: What Food and Body Care Category Trends are Saying About the Future of Retail

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The Domino Effect for Category Management COVID’s domino effect on shopping behavior didn’t just show up at the cash register, it also made its way to the top of the supply chain. With shoppers stocking up on pantry staples and making fewer trips to the store, retailers focused on keeping their shelves filled with reliable, in-demand … Read more Category Management Post COVID-19: What Food and Body Care Category Trends are Saying About the Future of Retail

Learnings From the Lockdown: 4 Post-COVID Consumer Habits to Watch

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Why COVID-19 Will Change Consumer Habits for Good Right now, as more cities and states are easing restrictions, vaccination rates increase, and people find a hybrid of pre-and-post COVID life, the question on retailers’ minds is how COVID is changing consumer behavior for health and wellness products, and beyond?   Chances are that consumer behavior … Read more Learnings From the Lockdown: 4 Post-COVID Consumer Habits to Watch

Why Product Attribute Data is the Best Kept Secret in Assortment Planning Tools for Retailers

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Test New Products Strategically As a retailer, you’ve probably found yourself in a common but important debate: How do you provide customers with their everyday needs while also evolving so you stay relevant in today’s market? When you’re held accountable for your store’s present-day performance and building long-term growth, that’s a tricky balance to strike. Most stores—especially independent and regional grocers—have … Read more Why Product Attribute Data is the Best Kept Secret in Assortment Planning Tools for Retailers

Product Assortment Using Data: Why The Right Mix Sets Innovative Retailers Apart

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The Importance of Optimizing Your Product Assortment with Data Successful retailers rely on market trends to understand what the current landscape looks like and where it’s heading—even in the middle of a volatile year. In fact, the unpredictable nature of the last 12 months illustrated the importance of having a close eye on your shoppers’ behavior and optimizing … Read more Product Assortment Using Data: Why The Right Mix Sets Innovative Retailers Apart

How to Improve the Retail Experience for Wellness Shoppers: Start by Understanding Demands

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A Better Retail Experience is “What Consumers Want” Over the last 20 years, health and wellness products have evolved from a niche segment to staples you can find in retail outlets from convenience stores to big boxes to regional grocers. That shift wasn’t incidental or inevitable. It’s the result of shoppers who prioritized their health and diets by choosing natural and better-for-you products—and … Read more How to Improve the Retail Experience for Wellness Shoppers: Start by Understanding Demands

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

How Earth Fare Market Relies on Data for Insights, Innovation, and Convenience

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Earth Fare made its name as a pioneer in the natural grocery space, focusing on organic and natural products that don’t contain artificial ingredients. Throughout its history, Earth Fare has grown from a single store to a regional chain, and like all retailers it’s had to navigate a competitive market along the way. Today they’ve established themselves … Read more How Earth Fare Market Relies on Data for Insights, Innovation, and Convenience

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