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Rachel Appleton

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Fabulously Functional Fermented Foods and Beverages

Are your customers feeling frazzled? If so, have you pointed them to the fermented products section? Research shows that fermented foods may play an...

Specialty Food Association Dishes on Top Trends for 2020

New York, NY—Sustainability, plant-based, and regenerative agriculture are just a few of the topics we expect to hear even more about in the upcoming...

Ancient Grains

The ancient grains market is taking wholesome to a whole new level. Consumers are looking for a transparent list of functional ingredients that offer...

Snack Attack!

From salty-crunchy bites to smooth-n-creamy spoonfuls, Americans love to snack. More than 90% of consumers say they reach for a little nibble multiple times...

8 Supplements for Detox and Liver Health

It’s called a “powerhouse organ” and “master multitasker”—and for good reason: More than 500 vital functions have been identified with the liver, including production...

The Sweet Side of Life

Have your cake and be healthy, too? As consumers become increasingly aware that consuming excess added sugars can lead to weight gain and a...

Serving up a Cup of Cozy Calm

Bring out the flannels and haunted hayrides— it’s fall, folks! And as the temps settle to a comfortable cool, people will be warming up...

Cleaner, Greener Personal Care

When it comes to feminine hygiene, women are no longer settling for the same-old. Citing environmental and health concerns, more women are favoring nondisposable,...

The Expo Experience: Through the Eyes of an Industry Newbie

Stepping into Natural Products Expo East as a newbie to the industry was thrilling. With just 9 months in the industry as a writer...

Powering up the Protein Market

Move over meat...more Americans are branching out and opting for “flexitarian” lifestyles, eating both traditional meat and plant-based alternatives—and, according to a report from...