The New Normal for Retailers: 4 Trends Retailers Can Learn From in 2020

What the First Half of 2020 Has Taught Us To put it mildly, 2020 has been filled with surprises and plenty of learning opportunities. Everyone was thrown into a surprising situation earlier this year and now, several months later, we’re still navigating it. We know for sure that COVID-19 has already begun to change the retail … Read more The New Normal for Retailers: 4 Trends Retailers Can Learn From in 2020

3 Reasons Why Plant-Based Is Growing So Quickly

Innovation, Nutrition, New Customers: The Factors Driving Plant-Based Growth 2020 has been a big year for plant-based products. They have been outpacing all food sales during the pandemic. Shoppers new to the category have already shown a tendency to become repeat customers who will to spend extra. Plant-based sales were already on an upward trajectory prior to COVID-19, but that growth accelerated … Read more 3 Reasons Why Plant-Based Is Growing So Quickly

5 Chicago-Based Brands for the Perfect Summer Day

Chicago is a bustling hub for the natural products industry, so look no further than your own backyard (or the market down the street) to find some of the freshest, most innovative brands in the country! Check out these 5 brands to add to your grocery list this week. 1. Poppilu Photo courtesy of @drinkpoppilu, … Read more 5 Chicago-Based Brands for the Perfect Summer Day

5 Chicago-Based Brands for the Perfect Summer Day

Chicago is a bustling hub for the natural products industry, so look no further than your own backyard (or the market down the street) to find some of the freshest, most innovative brands in the country! Check out these 5 brands to add to your grocery list this week. 1. Bright Farms Photo courtesy of … Read more 5 Chicago-Based Brands for the Perfect Summer Day

Five Local Chicago Brands To Try This Week: 7/13/20

It feels a little more like summer in Chicago now that patios are opening up, but you’re #1 destination is still probably your own kitchen. Next time you go to the store to replenish your favorite foods, consider reaching for these local brands as well! 1. Country Bob’s Photo courtesy of Country Bob’s Facebook WHY: … Read more Five Local Chicago Brands To Try This Week: 7/13/20

Five Local Chicago Brands To Try This Week: 7/6/20

It feels a little more like summer in Chicago now that patios are opening up, but you’re #1 destination is still probably your own kitchen. Next time you go to the store to replenish your favorite foods, consider reaching for these local brands as well! 1. Rumi Spice Photo courtesy of @rumi_spice, Instagram WHY: Rumi … Read more Five Local Chicago Brands To Try This Week: 7/6/20

5 Chicago Brands For Your Better-For-You BBQ

This 4th of July, you can indulge in delicious BBQ staples without giving up your commitment to smart food choices! Check out these must-have natural items to keep your BBQ menu tasty and nutritious. 1. Lillie’s Q Sauces & Rubs Photo courtesy of @lilliesq, Instagram WHY: Made with Smotherly Love, Lillie’s Q believes BBQ worth … Read more 5 Chicago Brands For Your Better-For-You BBQ

Infographic: Emerging Trends -Week Ending 6/14

Inside this week’s edition: The focus on immunity remains high while health-minded shoppers expand their purchases beyond this traditional view of wellness to improve other areas of their well being. Related Content Infographic: Emerging Trends -Week Ending 5/24 June 15, 2020 Infographic: Emerging Trends -Week Ending 5/17 June 1, 2020 Infographic: COVID Weekly Trends -Week … Read more Infographic: Emerging Trends -Week Ending 6/14

Five Local Chicago Brands To Try This Week: 6/22/20

Chicago is filled with businesses that make delicious foods and beverages, and many even go an extra mile. We encourage you to check out these Black-owned businesses that are finding unique ways to give back to the Chicago community. 1. Justice of the Pies Photo courtesy of @justiceofthepies, Instagram WHY: Justice of the Pies is … Read more Five Local Chicago Brands To Try This Week: 6/22/20