Monitor: 2022’s most-read installments reveal industry's focus

The Industry Health Monitor installments that garnered the most readers suggest the natural products industry is paying attention to consumer interest and demand.

Rick Polito, Editor-in-chief, Nutrition Business Journal

December 20, 2022

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Natural Products Industry Health Monitor, Dec 21, 2022

As the world emerges from COVID-19, new challenges arise. In this feature, New Hope Network provides an ongoing update on those challenges and the opportunities they hold. Look for the Industry Health Monitor every other week to learn the major news that is affecting the natural products market immediately and the less obvious insights that could dictate where the market may struggle or thrive in the months to come.

Pulling back far enough to get some perspective there is no such thing as a normal year, but some years, as recent history reveals, feel less normal than others. Even after a head-spinning 2020 and the shock-and-awe of 2021, the past 12 months featured enough shocks to the system to make 2022 stand out as challenging.

In this Industry Health Monitor series we have look at some of those challenges and at year’s end, it’s makes sense to look back at what readers found most interesting. In this Top 5 list of the most-read installments we learn what matters to the industry, what matters to consumers, and how the industry is responding.

Trends to expect at Natural Products Expo West 2022

It’s not surprising that readers want to know what to look for at Expo West and after three years since the last Anaheim gathering, interest was high.

New consumer research shows younger consumers have signed on to natural products goals

Generational change has always been puzzling for the natural products industry, but New Hope Network’s survey findings suggest Millennials and Gen-Z shoppers are a good match for the industry’s foundational tenets.

Omicron not slowing down return to normal

It might be a symptom of pandemic fatigue or a greater faith in vaccines, but consumers reacted to the first reports of the omicron variant with a collective shrug.

Bigger sleep supplements market requires new strategies

Nutrition Business Journal has dubbed sleep and stress “pandemic adjacent” conditions and brands are serving consumers who might not be familiar with the different ingredients and their benefits.

Inflation might have a silver lining for natural foods

Inflation is the biggest story of the year across many industries and around the globe, but in New Hope research, consumers were not cutting back on vitamins and supplements and natural and organic products as much as they were in other product categories.

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Rick Polito

Editor-in-chief, Nutrition Business Journal

As Nutrition Business Journal's editor-in-chief, Rick Polito writes about the trends, deals and developments in the natural nutrition industry, looking for the little companies coming up and the big money coming in. An award-winning journalist, Polito knows that facts and figures never give the complete context and that the story of this industry has always been about people.

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