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

7 brands to taste the world

World Food Day, celebrated on October 16th around the globe, is the perfect excuse to branch out and try something new! Check out these six global cuisine-inspired brands that are breaking down borders by breaking bread and sharing the delicious cuisines of cultures around the world. 1. A Dozen Cousins Photo courtesy of @adozencousins, Instagram … Read more 7 brands to taste the world

The Complicated CBD Retail Market: Understanding CBD’s Strengths, Weaknesses, and TBDs

The State of the CBD Retail Market Over the last year, and especially during the COVID lockdown, CBD growth in natural and mainstream multioutlet stores has slowed down to under 1%. Yet, even with that slowed growth rate, these stores have accrued $153 million in sales from CBD products, according to SPINS’ Natural Enhanced and MultiOutlet channels (powered by IRI). That’s still a sizeable piece … Read more The Complicated CBD Retail Market: Understanding CBD’s Strengths, Weaknesses, and TBDs

Why Customers Expect Natural Product Integration in Their Grocery Retail Experience

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The Case for Natural Product Integration in Retail The days of natural products being a passing trend or a niche focus are long gone. This year’s grocery sales have been at historic highs thanks to the shopping frenzy that the pandemic kicked off, but there’s another story even within that data. Sales have remained elevated since March, and customers have … Read more Why Customers Expect Natural Product Integration in Their Grocery Retail Experience