Kelsey Blackwell

Senior Editor , Natural Foods Merchandiser

As Natural Foods Merchandiser’s food editor, Blackwell has the enviable job of scoping out, trying and writing about what consumers will soon want to be filling their carts with. When she's not writing about food, nutrition or legislative issues, she's experimenting in the kitchen or scoping out trends in restaurants across the country. 

Posts by Kelsey Blackwell

in New Hope 360 Blog May 09, 2013

Curcumin currying favor among boomers, millennials

What do boomers and active millennials have in common? Joint pain....More
in New Hope 360 Blog Apr 25, 2013

Is Eden Foods' birth-control controversy reason for boycott?

The organic food producer's decision to sue the Obama administration to keep from supplying employees with birth control incites rage among loyal....More
in New Hope 360 Blog Mar 14, 2013

What's hot from Expo West 2013? Top 3 food trends

I came, I saw, I ate at Natural Products Expo West 2013, and these are the trends that stood out....More
in New Hope 360 Blog Feb 28, 2013

No. 1 factor predicted to drive retail sales this year?

A recent study conducted by the U.S. Food & Beverage Industry spells opportunity for natural retailers....More
in New Hope 360 Blog Feb 14, 2013

Will we see these 10 CPG trends at Expo West 2013?

This year, CPG companies promise to make products safer, tastier and healthier than ever before. What's driving this trend?....More
in New Hope 360 Blog Feb 07, 2013

Are nanos in food the next GMOs?

Study shows molecule-size particles are starting to enter the food chain but information on their impact on human health is limited....More
in New Hope 360 Blog Jan 28, 2013

Nominate your favorite food products for 2013 Best Bite Awards

Delicious Living's first-ever Best Bite Awards seek to recognize the finest in healthy foods and drinks. From pantry staples to the best splurges, we....More
Does 'farm-to-table' mean anything in retail?
in New Hope 360 Blog Jan 17, 2013

Does 'farm-to-table' mean anything in retail?

A study shows more consumers want farm-to-table products in grocery stores. What specific labels cater to the trend, and do they actually stand for....More
in New Hope 360 Blog Jan 10, 2013

Hershey lets Mix1 sink

Hershey eats its investment and says sayonara to the Boulder-based all-natural smoothie brand....More
in New Hope 360 Blog Dec 21, 2012

Breakfast sales growth translates to natural retail opportunities

Make your store a breakfast destination by highlighting in-the-aisle and hot bar offerings that deliver function and flavor....More