Industry Gathers for Education + Networking at #NaturallyInformed Sustainability Event

Speakers will discuss the steps, both small and large, that jump-start a positive chain reaction that fosters the health of people and the planet—and can be beneficial for your bottom line, too.

Virtual—A key finding from FMCG Gurus Global Sustainability 2020 survey: 63% of consumers say they are concerned about the environment, and 53% say brands should be doing more to protect the environment. By 2021, Nielsen estimates that one quarter of total store sales in the U.S. ($150 billion) will be in sustainable products, and those products are expected to outperform traditional products.
To keep suppliers, brands, retailers, and other industry partners informed on sustainability issues so they can make better business decisions and inform consumers about the challenges and opportunities, industry leaders will share insights and solutions at Driving Value Through Sustainability Across the Supply Chain. This live virtual event, powered by WholeFoods Magazine and Trust Transparency Center (TTC), is taking place August 26-27, 2020.

Topics to be addressed by world-class speakers during the two-day event include:

  • Drivers of sustainability with insights into market demands
  • Reducing carbon footprints in a global supply chain
  • Sustainable sourcing of ingredients; food tech & sustainability
  • The regenerative agriculture movement
  • Retailer roundtable exploring how natural products retailers are improving the health of their neighborhoods by focusing on the triple bottom line

Event attendees can also attend breakout sessions on a variety of topics.

And since we’re all missing out on networking as in-person events get cancelled (SupplySide West is the latest to go), this event closes on August 27 with a networking happy hour featuring our special guest: Chef & Wellness entrepreneur Charles Chen, Founder of Chen shared a signature cocktail for the event, so attendees can raise a glass to this industry working together for the greater good. Registration is free, and open now.

Orange Citrus Cocktail

Orange Citrus Cocktail courtesy of Charles Chen, Founder of, Chef & Wellness entrepreneur
Ingredients: ( Makes 1 Drink)
  • 1 1/2 oz Citrus Juice ( Orange, Pomegranate, Grapefruit)
  • 2 oz Seedlip Grove/Citrus Cocktail Mixer
  • 2 1/2 oz Soda Water
  • Ice
  • Cara Cara Orange Peel
  • 1 shot of vodka ( or skip for mocktail)
  • Fresh Chamomile Flowers ( Decor Optional)
  1. Arrange orange peel in glass. Add ice to hold peel in place.
  2. Layer shrub, Seedlip Grove/Your Choice of Citrus Cocktail Mixer and soda water over ice.
  3. Stir.
  4. Garnish with fresh Chamomile flowers.

If you missed the last event in the #NaturallyInformed series, Taking Control of the Immunity & Wellness Market, which took place June 11 and 12, you can view the educational sessions here.