Natural and Organic


Trendspotting at the 2022 National Restaurant Association Show

There was no shortage of innovative, new products designed for retail on the expo floor.


Sprouts Profits Up; Same-Store Sales Increase 1.6.% in Q1

Sales in its fiscal first quarter increased by 4% and comps rose by 1.6%, which the Phoenix-based retailer said was driven by a slight increase in same-store sales and new stores opened.

The Lakewood, Colo.-based grocer reported a daily average same-store sales increase of 4.3% in Q2, as well as a net sales increase of 4.9% to $271.8 million.

Customers are invited to take the Ladybug Love pledge to protect insects and create pesticide-free local parks.

The Colorado-based grocer announced it’s putting the finishing touches on a 10,000-square-foot new store at 121 N. 16th St. in Cañon City, Colo., that is set open April 13.

The organic and natural neighborhood grocer highlights its commitment to establishing product standards that support human and environmental health.

The top trends and topics of conversation from the show floor in Philadelphia.

As the natural-products industry gathers in Philadelphia, show organizers address the need for greater diversity in this burgeoning sector.

While the natural products industry overall experienced record sales growth in 2020, hemp/CBD struggled.

Record sales growth, a renewed interest in personal and planet health, and a return to live events were hot topics at Natural Products Expo Virtual Week.

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