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

Self-Care Trends: How to Appeal to Shoppers with Self-Care Products

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The Rise of Self-Care Trends During COVID-19 Staying at home for the past 9 months and wearing a mask when heading to the store seemed to have changed priorities for shoppers heading to the body care aisle. Not only are Google Search Trends for self-care up 550% since last December, items related to self-care saw … Read more Self-Care Trends: How to Appeal to Shoppers with Self-Care Products

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

Reading the Retail Marketplace: How You Can Leverage Category Data to Identify Growth Opportunity

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One challenge that retailers constantly face is getting a clear view of how they are performing compared to the rest of the market. Only looking at your own sales figures means only getting part of the story, but that’s often the only data you have access to. If you want to understand where you’re succeeding … Read more Reading the Retail Marketplace: How You Can Leverage Category Data to Identify Growth Opportunity

The Pandemic Accelerated Online Shopping: Why eCommerce Is Here to Stay in the Natural Industry

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The shift from in-person to online shopping began years ago and quickly grew thanks to 2 significant events: the internet boom and the proliferation of smartphones. This year, the global pandemic had a similarly seismic effect on pretty much every aspect of our lives—especially the way shoppers, particularly natural shoppers, get their groceries. Similarly, the growing popularity of natural products … Read more The Pandemic Accelerated Online Shopping: Why eCommerce Is Here to Stay in the Natural Industry

Cookie Craze: 10 Cookie Brands to Try This Holiday Season

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These 10 cookie brands are perfect for any occasion, whether you’re celebrating #NationalCookieDay today, participating in a holiday cookie exchange, or just really need to satisfy your sweet tooth (any time of year). 1. Partake Foods Photo courtesy of @partakefoods, Instagram   Super delicious cookies…that happen to be gluten-free, vegan, and allergy-friendly! 2. Emmy’s Organics … Read more Cookie Craze: 10 Cookie Brands to Try This Holiday Season

7 Better for You Desserts to Compliment Your Feast

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Check out 7 better-for-you dessert options for this year’s small Thanksgiving gatherings – or even just for you! They are the delicious comfort foods that everyone deserves this year. 1. Mammoth Creameries Photo courtesy of @mammothcreameries, Instagram   No slice of pie is complete without a scoop of ice cream on top! Keto-approved Mammoth Creameries … Read more 7 Better for You Desserts to Compliment Your Feast

10 Healthy Happy Hour Necessities

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The alcoholic and alcohol-inspired beverage category is ripe with innovation, from hard coffee and kombucha to spiritless cocktails to mixers and more. The next time you are looking to indulge in an adult beverage, consider these 9 better-for-you brands. 1. Straightaway Photo courtesy of @straightawaycocktails, Instagram   Straightaway makes both classic and lesser-known spirited and … Read more 10 Healthy Happy Hour Necessities

5 Sweets Without Spooky Ingredients

You may not be handing out candy to trick-or-treaters this year, but that doesn’t mean you can’t treat yourself to some delicious sweets. Check out these better-for-you candy brands that will satisfy your sweet tooth without any spooky ingredients. 1. SmartSweets Photo courtesy of @smartsweets, Instagram   SmartSweets helps you kick sugar while keeping candy! … Read more 5 Sweets Without Spooky Ingredients

Grain Growth: 3 Purchase Drivers That Are Boosting Heritage Ingredients

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When shoppers head into the grocery store, they’re bringing a trio of priorities with them: They want foods that are not processed, align with their diets, and include functional benefits. Fortunately, these are not conflicting interests. In fact, one ingredient is at the intersection of these 3 purchasing drivers: heritage ingredients.  Heritage ingredients have been dietary staples throughout the world for … Read more Grain Growth: 3 Purchase Drivers That Are Boosting Heritage Ingredients