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Word-of-Mouth. So…20th Century?

­One of the biggest “Aha!” moments from WholeFoods Magazine’s 40th Annual Retailer Survey, was the jump in marketing spending reported by independent natural organic...

Create A Compelling Retailer Sales Story

Editor’s note: This month we offer a tip for our readers who want to get distribution for their brands. To get your brand on a...

Meeting Shopper Needs Is a Win-Win For Brands, Independents

Independent retailers, and especially those in the natural space, are the lifeblood of the communities they serve. They typically have a strong commitment to...

How Independent Natural Retailers Can Grow Sales in a Hyper-Competitive Market

How can small retailers remain competitive and grow in a hyper-competitive market? This is a question I get asked a lot. This is a...

Are Meal Kits for You?

What is a meal kit? A meal kit lets people actively make a meal without having to first assemble all the fixings, and answers...

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...

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,...

Thematic “Meatless Mondays” Draw New Customers

Wichita, KS — GreenAcres Market’s flagship store in the Bradley Fair shopping center has started a program for its vegan customers and those who...

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...

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