Ancient Ayurveda Cutting Edge in Functional Health

Ancient Ayurveda Cutting Edge in Functional Health

Behind these popular health-food ingredients is a menu of more traditional Ayurvedic staples. Herbal and medicinal teas, as well as a slew of novel ready-to-drink functional beverages, tout their potent botanical benefits that connect with consumers interested in holistic well-being


Natural Foods Shoppers are Calling Retailer Shots

Natural Foods Shoppers are Calling Retailer Shots

America's perennial enthusiasm for health and wellness is expressed in their food product choices, and natural & organic retailers are often the first to meet this demand.


Meal Kit Service HelloFresh Considers IPO

Meal Kit Service HelloFresh Considers IPO

HelloFresh's consideration of an IPO comes on the heels of the underwhelming response to the Blue Apron public offering.


Vegan Probiotics: Beyond the Health Benefits

Companies in the functional foods market niche are leveraging consumer trends to gain brand traction, particularly the demand for nondairy probiotics.


A New Grocery Age Not Just for Natural Grocers

A New Grocery Age Not Just for Natural Grocers

The Amazon/Whole Foods marriage marks the tipping point in a shift that is already underway, with the brick-and-mortar store of the future still alive and well but vastly different as a result of ever sophisticated mobile apps and new-generation brick-plus-click logistics including store remodels.


A Tail of Two Cities: Portland(s) Important to Pet Medications Market

A Tail of Two Cities: Portland(s) Important to Pet Medications Market

Two companies – based on opposite sides of the country, but in cities bearing the same name – are trying to disrupt how pet owners receive their pet medications.


Amazon Online Grocery Sales Surge with Whole Foods Acquisition

Amazon Online Grocery Sales Surge with Whole Foods Acquisition

Whole Foods’ branded product web sales reached $500,000, after Amazon placed about 2,000 items from Whole Foods’ 365 Everyday Value brand on its site.


Amazon vs. the Pet Products Competition

Online pet product sales are at a tipping point: Packaged Facts estimates online pet product sales accounting for approximately of the total U.S. pet products market.


Something to Chew On (aka Why Pet Owners Love Treats and Chews)

Something to Chew On (aka Why Pet Owners Love Treats and Chews)

To keep pets and pet owners engaged in the market for treats and chews, innovation is the name of the game


Whole Foods and the Transformation of Amazon Fresh

Whole Foods and the Transformation of Amazon Fresh

Amazon's acquisition of Whole Foods should push product choices higher in relatively short order. And that is just the beginning.