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Natural and Organic

Retailers

Euro Trip: Inside Plus, the Dutch Co-Op

In the fourth part of a new European store tour series, WGB insider Anne-Marie Roerink highlights the Netherlands' Plus, a cooperative for 227 independent retailers with 260 locations.

Retailers

C&S Wholesale Moves to Expand Natural/Specialty

As rivals combine to create a hybrid wholesaler, C&S must continue to innovate, Chief Commercial Officer Joe Cavaliere says in an exclusive WGB interview.

The U.S. natural and organic industry continues to grow, hitting $219 billion in sales last year. Fast-growing products include CBD oils and plant-based dairy alternatives to grain-free foods, and more.

After some supply fluctuations, cherries, peaches, nectarines, plums, mangoes and avocados are poised for a summer comeback.

The Lempert Report: Natural and organic foods are a growing part of the nation's total grocery bill, but so far, much of organic's rise is tied to one type of consumer.

The Lempert Report: Hyperlocal restaurants are sourcing almost all their food locally, even growing vegetables on-site.

The Lempert Report: Cannabis and CBD are going mainstream, and there will be room for larger operators in the web-based marketplace now growing across the country.

Premium and globally inspired attributes are transporting the meat snacks category into the realm of inspired flavors and funky formats.

The Lempert Report: The focus on health and wellness is here to stay, but indulgences shouldn't require forgiveness.

Value-added items offer the convenience and nutrition that today’s consumer craves, but don’t forget the fun.

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