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March’s Top Stories You Won’t Want To Miss

The health and wellness industry saw a wide variety of media coverage last month including successful launches, increasing trends and more. Below are the top not-to-be missed articles for March:

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Organic and Natural produce food section of grocery store

Natural and Organic Aren’t Going Anywhere

This past year has shown us that the natural and organic industry has a bright future. Kathryn Peters, our executive Vice President of business development, states that wellness attributes are still booming. Products featuring such claims as gluten-free, non-GMO, organic, plant-based, grass-fed and cage-free all registered double-digit dollar growth last year, including the shocking rise of sales in dry beans.

Food Business News
Food Navigator
Grocery Dive

image of plated seafood representing the rise in plant-based seafood

Plant-Based Seafood is On Deck

Retail sales of plant-based foods grew about 11% in 2019. While this has typically been in the meat and dairy alternative categories, there is evidence to suggest that plant-based seafood is the next rising star.

Food Navigator
Smart Brief
Food and Beverage Magazine

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Pet Parents Are All In

With consumers working from home through the pandemic, the number of households containing pets has increased, along with the quality of products given to them. SPINS projects that customizing pet diets will propel further innovations in this industry.

Pet Food Processing

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Nixie Stars In Sparkling Water Category

Since launching at the end of 2019, Nixie has become the fastest growing sparkling water brand in the natural sparkling water category, growing 1100% in 52 weeks. Nicole Dawes, founder of Nixie, says that the sparkling water category is still in its infancy and has a bright future.

Food Navigator

Califia Farms Continues To Innovate With Dairy Milk Alternatives

Oat milk sales are up 351% from one year ago and brands like Califia Farms continue to add new products to their portfolio. Meeting the consumer demand, Califia recently added a Mushroom Oat Barista Blend as their latest addition of oat milks and creamers.

Refrigerated And Frozen Foods

Thereasa Black, the winner of the empower project

The Empower Project Has Picked Its Winner!

Thereasa Black’s seriously sweet story and commitment to social justice for Black lives convinced our judges that @eatbonappesweet should receive a bundle of goods and services worth $700k

Food Industry Executive

CAULIPOWER Continues To Grow

Known for their ever-popular cauliflower crust pizzas, CAULIPOWER has launched into the gluten-free pasta category with cauliflower-based linguine and pappardelle. This new product joins Caulipower’s product lineup of veggie-based tortillas, rice, and toasts.


Once Upon A Farm Debuts Brand Refresh

With more children staying at home through the pandemic, parents have been able to keep a closer eye on their child’s dietary needs and preferences. Once Upon a Farm is taking this opportunity to expand further into children’s nutrition with a brand refresh and snack line.


KYLA Launches Craft Brewed Cocktails

With SPINS data showing a 75% growth year-over-year in the canned cocktail category, KYLA Hard Kombucha has announced the launch of its Riviera Series – crafted and cultured cocktails that are available in a convenient, ready-to-drink and shelf-stable format.


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