The Natural List – 5 natural products business reflections from 2023

A 30,000-foot view of the natural products and organic CPG and retail industry in seven minutes.

Jess Elliott, Digital Content Program Manager

December 27, 2023

In this final episode from season one of The Natural List, our hosts and industry experts Jessica Rubino and Adrienne Smith share a bonus list of macro-level observations from the natural products industry. Join us as we close out another trip around the sun with these top five takeaways from 2023.   

In this episode:   

  • 0:50 – Our hosts share their top 5 macro-level observations from 2023. 

  • 1:10 – Resilience: Driving natural products retailers and CPG brands alike. 

  • 2:45 – Innovative retail models: Throwing the book out the window. 

  • 4:05 – Women’s health: From leadership roles to products that meet the needs of women everywhere. 

  • 4:45 – Regenerative: It’s here, it’s there, it’s everywhere! 

  • 6:15 – Democratization and representation: Leaning into accessibility and inclusivity.  

We’ll be back to greet you in the new year with Season 2 of The Natural List on Jan. 10! 

Enjoy this new episode here and wherever you listen to your podcasts, including Spotify, Apple and Google podcasts.   

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Your hosts 

About Jessica Rubino  


Jessica Rubino is a natural products industry expert and content strategist with more than 15 years experience in media, events and natural products. As New Hope Network’s vice president of content, Jessica oversees digital and print content, conference programming and branded content for CPGs, retailers, investors and service providers. Jessica is passionate about using innovation as a force for good and leveraging content to spark the changes we want to see in the world.  

About Adrienne Smith  


Adrienne Smith is the director of content for and the editor-in-chief of Natural Foods Merchandiser magazine where she helps ideate and produce content for natural products retailers, brands and entrepreneurs. Before coming to New Hope Network, she spent nearly two decades writing about food and beverage products and trends for the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Trade in Madrid, Spain, as well as for publications including the International Herald Tribune/New York Times and El País. 

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Digital Content Program Manager, New Hope Network

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