2020 42nd Annual Retailer Survey

By Jay Jacobowitz and Maggie Jaqua.   Our 42nd annual retailer survey yielded a large response—our largest yet. Respondents represent nearly 800 stores, including some...

2020 Retail Insights® Retail Universe for U.S. Premium Natural, Organic Food, Supplement & Personal...

Mark 2019 as the year natural organic sales momentum shifted from Amazon to Aldi. The German hard discounter has deftly adjusted its assortment to...

The Latest in “Free-From” Foods

Whether following a diet due to health restrictions or simply making changes to boost vitality, one thing is certain: More people are steering clear...

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...

Plant-Based Innovation

Back in July 2019, the Plant Based Foods Association (PBFA) and The Good Food Institute released data on retail sales of plant-based foods. The...

Sustainable Business: Serving a Worthy Purpose

“Sustainable” is a big buzzword these days, thanks to growing awareness of climate change and of the impact of waste. It’s made its way...

A Healthier New Year Starts in the Gut

As we enter a new year and the beginning of a new decade, there’s no better time to make sure your digestive health aisle...

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...

2019 Retailer of the Year: Rainbow Blossom

Talk about planting a seed: 42 years ago, Rob and Pumpkin Auerbach were young trailblazers, ready to make a difference. And that they did....