Infographic: The Explosive Growth of Natural and Organic (Timeline)

Organic and natural food is the fastest-growing sector of the American food marketplace. Over the past 15 years, these health and wellness trends have transformed the retail sector, driven by trade, policy and consumer trends, including shoppers’ desire for healthy,...

/ September 6, 2016

Supplier Spotlight: How Good Day Chocolate built a business to exceed expectations

What happens when you mix a serial entrepreneur, a double-board certified surgeon and chocolate? You get Good Day Chocolate, the Chocolate with Benefits™.

/ September 1, 2016

Pet Products: A Furever Growing Category

Take a look at the pet aisle in your local grocery or big box store, or heck, if you can be sure that you won’t come home with another cat, dog, or iguana, take a stroll through the nearest pet-focused...

/ August 18, 2016

Local Trade Shows 2016: Windy City Gift Show

A good amount of floor space at the show was dedicated to the Makers Market, a growing trend at shows big and small alike.

/ August 16, 2016

Supplier Spotlight: The skinny on running a cookie business

Emme Tyler, creator and owner of Skinny Batches, is dedicated to perfecting her craft--running a dynamic business and baking the tastiest natural desserts on the market.

/ August 11, 2016

2016 Health and Wellness Trends Invigorating Retail

Now more than ever, aligning with today’s hottest health and wellness trends gives you a better chance of getting your products on retailers’ store shelves and attracting happy customers.

/ August 10, 2016

Trading Up: Making the Most of Your Trade Show Experience

There’s more room for the smaller suppliers to strut their stuff. There’s more time for buyers and other interested parties to talk with those manufacturers, and make connections.

/ August 5, 2016

More than Just Miles: Setting the Pace for Exponential Growth

I have to pinch myself that the team of incredibly talented individuals to fill the office space is a reality, not a dream.

/ August 3, 2016

Some Labels You Should Appreciate

Consumers these days are getting more observant with the labeling on their foods and so am I.

/ July 28, 2016

Hungry for Health & Wellness: 5 Major Food Trends

Consumer packaged goods (CPG) brands and retailers’ bottom lines are poised to triumph if companies adapt to this unstoppable trend.

/ July 26, 2016