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New in 2024: Natural Food Merchandiser’s Retail Education Series

From the latest trends to educating consumers, these in-depth webinars equip natural and organic products retailers for success. Find out more.

New Hope Network staff

February 8, 2024

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The new NFM Retail Education Series is the perfect place to learn about top trends, key categories and pressing topics shaping the future of natural and organic CPG and retail. With content tailored to buyers, category managers and store staff, these one-hour webinars tap into the expertise of industry leaders, providing actionable takeaways for retailers looking to differentiate their stores.   

Stay tuned for speaker information, individual event information and registration links. Webinar details will be finalized in the weeks leading up to each event.  

  • Thursday, Feb. 15—Dietary Supplements 101: From the latest science and retail applications of regulatory changes to trending categories and hot ingredients, this can’t miss event will train your staff to support the dietary supplement category. Plus: New picks to stock from our experts. 

  • Thursday, April 11—Packaging: Learn about the latest in packaging innovations, questions to ask your vendors and what consumers need to know about the products they’re buying. Plus, insights on becoming a zero-waste store. 

  • Thursday, May 9—Updating Your Store Standards and Navigating Industry Innovations: Leveraging the Market Integrity team’s expertise, this webinar will walk through how to evolve store standards based on shifting—and also challenging—industry issues. 

  • Thursday, June 13—Regenerative Agriculture: How to Educate Consumers and Sell the Concept: You’re likely taking in more brands aligned with regenerative practices. But have your customers bought in? We’ll break down the topic and outline education efforts to communicate the value. How to give retailers the language to talk about regen. 

  • Thursday, Sept. 19—Growing Your Multicultural Product Offerings: Learn about the various organizations and initiatives that can help you connect with and elevate diverse founders and their innovative brands. 

  • Thursday, Oct. 17—Planning for 2025: From high-growth categories to emerging trends and opportunities, we’ll break down how to plan for success in 2025 (and beyond).  


Douglas Brown, Sr. Retail Reporter and Analyst 
New Hope Network  


Douglas Brown worked as a full-time journalist for daily newspapers and magazines for more than 20 years, including six years covering the White House and Capitol Hill and a decade writing about food and agriculture for The Denver Post. He now serves as New Hope Network's senior retail reporter, covering a broad range of industry sectors.  

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