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The second half of the December new product gallery takes a look at more of 2020’s final product launches, such as baby and kid-friendly offerings from White Leaf Provisions, Silk, True Citrus and Plant Camp. Check out the gallery for more of December’s new releases, including new packaging from GT’s COCOYO and Snacklins and a new Vital Proteins collaboration.
The last products to launch in 2020 reflected many of the top trends in natural products from over the past year in the natural products industry, including plant-based, immunity-boosting and sustainably sourced products. Check out the gallery for several of December’s notable releases, including Simulate’s latest chicken “simulation” and new superfood blends from Orgain and Laird Superfood.
In this session from NOSH Live Winter 2020, Kathryn Peters, EVP of Retailer Services at research firm SPINS, delves into the trends and strategies that saw success in 2020. Peters not only offers insight into how shoppers approached and engaged with natural products throughout this year, but also looks at what channels saw growth, the types of products and portion sizes that yielded the most sales, and the ingredient-based diets that remained relevant.
The effects of COVID-19 on the many facets of the food industry was clearly a major theme throughout 2020, from the impact on food workers’ safety, supply chain disruption, cancelled trade shows and the shift to ecommerce. Despite the tepid investment landscape in the first half of the year as the industry grappled with these many changes and brands faced financial struggles, the latter portion of the year saw several notable deals and launches as the industry adjusted to the new reality the pandemic presented.
Brands celebrated the holidays this year with a slew of seasonal plays offering consumers sweet snacks, stocking stuffers and dishes fit for holiday meals. Check out the gallery for this season’s notable festive releases, including sweet twists on salty classics from Beanfields and LesserEvil and holiday ice cream flavors from NadaMoo!, Halo Top and High Road.
NOSH honors the companies, brands, individuals, products, ideas and trends that shaped the natural food landscape during a year of unprecedented challenges and disruption.
The NOSH Live Winter 2020 — taking place on Dec. 14-16 — features some of the leading executives and thought leaders in the industry over the three-day conference. Access the event venue.
Taste Radio Ep. 234: ‘Once’ Co-Founders Garner & Foraker Open Up About The Importance Of Mission, Middle America & BLM
Once Upon a Farm co-founders Jennifer Garner and John Foraker spoke about the evolution of the company’s strategy for winning over retail buyers, merchandising and communicating brand attributes over recent years and why they believe that “everything starts with the consumer.” They also discussed the company’s relationship with Save The Children and its response to the Black Lives Matter movement.
In a year that has seen massive upheaval in retail, technology and production systems, coupled with a renewed focus on societal issues, the brands that have found success in 2020 are those that were able to be nimble and creative, yet also stayed focused on the goal of creating and selling and increasing the amount of better food products. The finalists for NOSH’s “Best of 2020” Awards reflect the varied skills required to be a successful food company in 2020, including tenacity, creativity, care, vision, planning and execution.
November’s new product launches offered consumers a variety of better-for-you sweet treats, from a new edible cookie dough variety from Hungryroot to GoodSam’s line of sustainably sourced sugar-free chocolate. Check out the gallery for November’s notable new releases, including Om Mushroom’s single-serve functional coffee blend and immunity-boosting snacks from Nature’s Garden.