The Fancy Food Show in NYC is not only rife in truffles and gourmet cheese (although there's also plenty of that!). Scores of new products are going beyond purely luxurious ingredients and paying homage to natural values like conscious sourcing and Non-GMO Project Verifications.
For many natural retailers, sourcing locally is an infallible value as shoppers continue to seek deeper knowledge of how their food, clothing, accessories and personal care items are produced, and the stories behind that production.
Our favorite natural redesigns that have occurred in the past few years. By examining these exceptional facelifts, we can better understand how package design, name and feel boosts a product's storytelling power.
The ground is shifting in the multivitamin world. Adult multivitamin sales are down 9 percent over the last year in the natural channel, according to SPINS data. But fret not! Supplement makers are merely diversifying, so women’s multivitamins grew 10 percent, men’s multis by 5 percent, and children’s multis by 6 percent.
Recently, a new organization that's yet to even formally announce itself made news for declaring its intention to define natural. The new group, called the Organic and Natural Health Association, plans to hold a series of meetings as part of a transparent process that engages consumers as well as industry....More