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5 Key Reports to Grow Sales and Profits

You may have been told you need sales performance reports to better manage your natural business, but where do you start? It’s important to...

Milking the Alternatives

As I’m sure you are aware, plant-based foods have experienced profound growth in the marketplace. According to the Plant Based Foods Association, with data...

Can You Find Good Employees?

There’s an old saying, “Youth is wasted on the young.” As an independent natural products retailer, you probably wish you could hire someone who...

Why Natural Retailers and Brands Need to Be “Social”

Advertising is all about communicating and messaging. It should be used similarly to having an intimate conversation with a friend — someone you know,...

Grow Sales and Compete More Effectively with Strategic Partnerships

Natural products are growing sales across every channel and every category. At the heart of all things natural is the natural retailer. Natural retailers...

Assortment Strategies That Delight Customers

A retailer’s product assortment will help define the store’s mission and their unique value proposition — how they differentiate themselves in the market. • Have...

Just a Taste: The Value of Vendor Demos and Sampling

Performing in-store demos is not only a valuable endeavor for brands that want to promote their products but can also be a great way...

Tired of Smartphone Shoppers? Hit the Reset Button! Naming Contest – Win $100!

Here’s a universal: a shopper walks into an independent natural products retail store and asks for health information, which the nutritionist willingly provides in...

The Biggest Change to Natural Since Organic

Things are changing all the time, especially in natural. We've recently seen stories regarding Albertson's in preliminary talks about a deal to acquire Sprouts,...

How to Get the Most Out of Expo West

Dan Lohman, CPSA, Category Management Solutions explains why Expo West is a big deal and how both brands and retailers can maximize their experience...