Connecting with Customers: 3 Keys to Social Media Engagement

If we learned anything in 2020, it’s the importance of staying connected. As businesses closed the doors to their physical spaces and trade shows...

Future Proof Your Store with Strategic Goal Setting

We are all looking for a competitive edge, especially during this pandemic. It all boils down to two things: goal setting and execution. Effective goal...

What’s a Website For?

Independent natural products retailers seem to intuitively know the daily work they do to help others get and stay well is more important than...

How Natural Brands and Retailers Can Gain an Edge in a Pandemic

Brands and retailers are still struggling to gain their footing in our new normal. Natural brands and retailers are at a significant competitive disadvantage...

The Dangers of Success

It may seem counterintuitive, but not once you think about it. Over the last several months I’ve been relieved to be in the natural...

How Do You Future Proof Your Store In Uncertain Times?

Our world has been turned upside-down in the last few months. Shopper buying habits have changed dramatically, with online retailers seeing tremendous gains. So...
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The Personal Resilience Opportunity

The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated an existing trend: more grocery shopping online. Pre-COVID estimates suggest online grocery was about 4% of U.S. total grocery sales,...
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7 Merchandising Strategies that Increase Sales

A “one size fits all” merchandising strategy won’t work in today’s competitive environment. Retailers who personalize their product assortments will gain a significant competitive...

Grow Sustainable Sales Through Effective Merchandising

Effective merchandising is essential to the long-term health of your store. Your shelves are frequently the first impression consumers have of natural products. Make it a good...
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Even Online Commerce Needs Physical Stores

Amazon opened its first Amazon Go Grocery store in Seattle at the end of February, ballooning the size of its “Go” footprint to about...