The ways brands catch the eye of consumers at Whole Foods Market is changing yet again as members of store level and regional marketing teams were reportedly laid off today in a series of conference calls.
In the video, shot at this year’s Natural Products Expo West, Justin Gold founder and director of mission at nut butter brand Justin’s, sat down with Project NOSH editor Carol Ortenberg to talk about the company’s product growth since the brand was acquired by CPG leader, Hormel.
From private supplier meetings and investment news to insights and advice coming out of the retail and ecommerce conference, ShopTalk, this issue of The Checkout takes a closer look at the news around the retail outlets themselves.
In the past month, the three co-founders of retailer Thrive Market have announced two platforms to improve the food system and the planet. After launching Thrive Market Ventures (TMV), an investment vehicle for better-for-you brands, earlier this month, the trio announced last week the creation of a philanthropic community called Alliance for Good (AFG).
With products ranging from fun to functional, here is the latest in natural food distribution news.
Young, emerging brands dominated the North Hall at Natural Products Expo West 2018 butt amidst the sea of new companies, there was a CPG giant: Unilever, which took its place among the early stage companies for the debut of a new, mission-driven, organic snack brand, Growing Roots.
New Barn, Inc., maker of a line of almond milks and almond-based ice cream alternatives, has raised $3.75 million in a Series A round led by New Food SPV, an investment company created to serve as a funding arm for the company.
Whether you are an entrepreneur looking to better understand how your retailers are faring in the online space or a retailer looking to up your digital game, here are four main takeaways about the state of U.S. digital grocery, according to L2 researchers.
CircleUp CEO Ryan Caldbeck has two words of advice for brands planning to raise capital in 2018; Why The Good Food Institute Co-Founder Bruce Friedrich believes his advocacy for plant-based meat is “literally a religious calling”; going back to the roots with Yoot. This episode is presented by Saffron Road.
For 30 years the PepsiCo-owned Naked brand has been synonymous with juice, but now the company is moving into food, continuing PepsiCo’s efforts to create a platform of health-centric products. First up is the Naked Fruit, Nut and Veggie Bar, which launched at this year’s Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, Calif.