Molly Olson
Molly Olson is a writer and editor 10+ years of experience working on print and online publications in the CPG space. Her work has appeared multiple national publications, including the Baltimore Sun and Retail Leader. She is a self-proclaimed grocery store nerd and proud of it.

The Learning Journey

The new product process is a constant, ever-changing journey of learning.

/ August 17, 2017

4 tips for getting Christmas-ready NOW

The National Retail Federation estimates that holiday sales can cop up to 30 percent of annual sales.1 Wouldn’t it be in your best interest, then, to be as prepared as possible, and be ready to race out of the gate...

/ July 27, 2017

3 Reasons Supplier Diversity is Awesome

Supplier Diversity has been a hot, hot, hot topic in CPG these days, and with good reason. It brings in new consumers, it shakes up staid categories, and it hacks away at the stranglehold multinational conglomerates have on the CPG...

/ June 7, 2017

The Pinterest Effect

As a supplier, your packaging matters. You know that, and you know it well.

/ May 4, 2017

The Business of Beauty

Beauty is an industry where people like to try things on, especially when you’re talking makeup.

/ March 14, 2017

Bottoms Up to the New Year

Take a look down your closest beverage aisle and you’ll see what I mean—the shelves are lined with new (and new-to-me) products that are eager for me to try them.

/ January 26, 2017

5 CPG New Year’s Resolutions to Actually Keep

A new year is such a glorious time—your slate is wiped clean, and the next 12 months stretch ahead of you full of possibility. This is your time.

/ December 28, 2016

Beauty For One, Beauty For All

In 2016, men’s grooming products are slated to rake in $21 billion in sales.

/ December 14, 2016

Fa La La La Lipstick

As the holiday season ramps up, beauty is in a prime position to make the most of being merry and bright, for consumers and suppliers alike.

/ December 7, 2016

Baby, Mine (Part 2 of 2)

I’m fascinated by the sheer number of products available for babies these days and I’m even more intrigued by some of the trends I see emerging among baby CPG these days.

/ November 8, 2016