July 30, 2014
Dreams of rosy cheeks and flying reindeer may be difficult to muster when barbecue sauce and s’mores ingredients are still front and center.
But with the holidays accounting for as much as 20 percent to 40 percent of a retailer’s annual sales, according to Kathy Grannis, senior media director at the National Retail Federation, it’s a good idea to start prepping your end-of-year ordering plan. Already natural manufacturers are gearing up for the frigid season with exceptional new foods and beverages spiked with cozy, warming ingredients such as fresh ginger, cinnamon, maple syrup, cayenne and chocolate—lots and lots of chocolate.
’Tis the season for indulgence—don’t miss our “How sweet it is" section. But your natural shoppers won’t compromise their food values even when seeking coveted holiday treats. Our following festive picks will spark consumer interest with responsibly sourced ingredients, formulations that are friendly to special-diet eaters, minimally processed blends and enhanced nutrition. Go ahead, place these jolly products on your holiday list—and be sure to check it twice.
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