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Coronavirus Impact on Global Shipping Too Big to Ignore

While concern around the globe has vacillated between nuisance and panic, the effects of the recent coronavirus outbreak are becoming much clearer — and more serious —  for the global economy. Guidance from supply chain experts indicates Chinese factories won’t resume production for 3-4 weeks, which would have a significant impact on international shipping. Dreary […]

Grovara Pledges to Only Use Carriers Supporting $5 Billion, Industry-Led Effort to Eliminate CO2 Emissions From Global Shipping

It has been two years since the United Nations’ International Maritime Organization (IMO) agreed to a 50% minimum reduction of total greenhouse gases from international shipping, which is responsible for 2% of the planet’s anthropogenic CO2 emissions, a figure expected to rise to 17% by 2050 if unregulated.  It is only recently, however, that concrete measures […]

Grovara’s Technology Creates Largest B2B E-Commerce Marketplace for American Plant-Based Products

(Dec. 30 Press Release) Grovara’s proprietary technology platform, which eliminates the headaches of exporting and intelligently connects America’s most promising wellness brands with aligned global retailers, is poised to help usher in the largest food industry disruption of our lifetimes. As consumer demand for healthier products surges and purchasing power increases across the planet, plant-based […]

TRENDS: OK Boomer, Millennials Will Lead the Snack Revolution

Some of the same forces shaping B2B eCommerce are also driving what and how we feed ourselves. Snacking might get a bad rap — how many times have we heard or said “No snacks before dinner!” — but snacks are overtaking meals in the hearts, minds, and bellies of consumers, and millennials are leading the love affair. Global snack […]

GROVARA GUIDE: How to Align Your Brand Innovations with Customer Priorities

You’ve heard it a million times — the customer is always right. It’s easy to say for those who don’t run a business. But entrepreneurs, particularly those in service industries, know how vital the phrase is. The motto was born and gained popularity in the late 19th century as retailers boomed and the era of […]

GROVARA GUIDE: Boost Your B2B Sales By Refining Your E-Commerce Sales Channel Mix

Fifty-seven channels and nothin’ on? When it comes to how your wellness brand can grow by getting serious about going global with B2B eCommerce sales, there are only four channels you’ll want to tune into. With the global B2B market approaching $1 trillion — about four times as big as B2C — digital maturity is […]

A Once-in-10,000-Years Disruption: Goodbye Cows and Hello Food-As-Software

Plant-based food products, including meat alternatives like Beyond Meat and Impossible Burger and alternative milk products like Elmhurst milked oats, are driving growth across the entire wellness industry. The growth we’ve seen is only a drop in the bucket according to a new report, and it is signaling a major sea change in how we […]

Global Competitiveness, American Jobs on the Line as U.S. Export-Import Bank Reauthorization Looms

American manufacturers lost an estimated $119 billion in output and some 80,000 jobs in 2016 and 2017 due to a highly preventable administrative hiccup: The U.S. Export-Import Bank, which serves as a vital bank of last resort for American manufacturers, could not produce a quorum on its board of directors in 2015 and subsequently saw […]