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Waiakea Hot Streak Continues as Sustainable Hawaiian Volcanic Water-Maker Lands on Inc. 5000 List

With a progressive, triple-bottom-line business model rooted in healthy, eco-friendly and ethical initiatives, combined with an award-winning taste and alkaline mineral profile, Waiakea is already a dynamic player among American beverage manufacturers with its Hawaiian Volcanic Water. For the third year in a row, Waiakea is also one of the fastest-growing as it earned the […]

Why B2B E-Commerce Marketplaces Are Revolutionizing Global Trade

In October, the United States government issued an RFP for e-marketplace platforms in an effort to become leaner with the $260 million it spent online last year on products and services. The U.S. General Services Administration, which oversees federal procurement, wants to move fast and start implementing proof-of-concept early next year with a handful of federal […]

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 […]

The Elite Eight of Natural Foods Expo East Represent the Best of a Rapidly Growing Industry

Among the 1,550 exhibitors at last week’s Natural Foods Expo East in Baltimore were some of the most important brands in the American natural and organic industry. These are brands whose missions represent the best the industry offers and whose products and innovation back it up. They target appropriately large volumes, address unmet consumer needs, […]

SPINS State Of The Industry Points To More Growth For Wellness Industry – The Health Space Is Healthy – To Be Displayed This Week At Natural Foods Expo East In Baltimore

With the constant rollout of new trends, products and terminology in the rapidly developing wellness industry, it can sometimes be hard to get an accurate picture of what’s really moving the needle. Fortunately, Grovara partner SPINS, the leading wellness-focused data technology company and a passionate advocate for natural brands, has created a common language and […]

Repatriating the American Dollar: Why the U.S. Has So Much Ground to Make Up in Manufacturing Exports

With only 6% of U.S. exports coming from its own manufacturers, there is a world of opportunity for American wellness brands to go global. A recent Council on Foreign Relations article details more about why that opportunity exists. Manufacturing exports are roughly three times as important to the European Union economy than the U.S., giving […]

Sweet Nothings: The Future of Non-Sugar Sweeteners Embraces the Label

Americans still eat too much added sugar — as much as 3.5 times more than current recommended amounts — but things are improving for both consumers and makers of non-sugar sweeteners.  An infographic from The Food Insider Journal and underwritten by food conglomerate Cargill reveals that 80% of Americans are trying to limit or avoid […]

Still Time for American Wellness Manufacturers to Join Trade Mission to Mexico This Fall

High-value, consumer-oriented foods are now the largest category of U.S. agricultural exports to Mexico, according to a recent U.S. Department of Agriculture news release, and American wellness brands can get an up-close look this fall on a USDA-led trade mission to Mexico City Nov. 6-8. The application deadline for the trade mission has been extended […]